Thursday, July 19, 2018

Carte De Visite Portrait of a Woman Posing in a Reception Room of a Building on the Island of Antigua in the West Indies (1860′s/1870′s)

Carte de visite portrait of a woman posing in a reception room of a building on the island of Antigua in the West Indies, c. 1860′s/1870′s. By photographer A. Sylvester Taylor.

Source: New York Public Library.

Monday, July 2, 2018

A Group Playing a Game of Faro in the Orient Saloon in Bisbee, Arizona (1900)

A group playing a game of faro in the Orient Saloon in Bisbee, Arizona, c. 1900. By photographer C. S. Fly. The men are identified as: "Left to right - Tony Downs (standing with derby) part owner; Doyle, a concert hall singer at corner of table, sitting, with derby; back of him standing is Dutch Kid; Sleepy Dick, the porter, to right with light felt; Charlie Bassett, with soft felt hat in rear next to wall; dealer is Johnny Murphy, and Smiley Lewis in silk hat."

Source: National Archives and Records Administration.