Friday, June 24, 2022

Engraving of photographer Jeremiah Gurney from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (1859)

 

Engraving of photographer Jeremiah Gurney from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper published on September 24, 1859. The image is probably based on a lost photo portrait of him.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Animated Time-Lapse Daguerreotype View of the Grave of Henry Clay, Jr. in Mexico During the Mexican-American War (1847)

 

 

Animated time-lapse daguerreotype view of the grave of Henry Clay, Jr. in Mexico taken by an unidentified photographer during the Mexican-American War, c. 1847. Lieutenant Colonel Clay was killed at the Battle of Buena Vista in February 1847. It is unclear which grave was his, why the crosses seemed to be switched around between photos and also why the camera was moved.

 Source: Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Animated Time-Lapse Daguerreotype Portrait of General John Wool With His Staff and Mexican Civilians in a Street in Saltillo, Mexico, During the Mexican-American War (1847)


Animated time-lapse daguerreotype portrait of General John Wool with his staff and Mexican civilians in a street in Saltillo, Mexico, taken by an unidentified photographer during the Mexican-American War 1847.

 Source: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Animated Time-Lapse Daguerreotype View of American Soldiers of the Virginia Regiment and Webster's Battalion in a Street in Saltillo, Mexico, During the Mexican-American War (1847)

Animated time-lapse daguerreotype view of American soldiers of the Virginia Regiment and Webster's Battalion in a street in Saltillo, Mexico, taken by an unidentified photographer during the Mexican-American War, c. 1847. It seems that the camera was moved slightly between photos and as a result they do not line up very well.

Sources: Amon Carter Museum of American Art and the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the Yale University Library.

Animated Time-Lapse Daguerreotype View of People in a Street in Durango-Mexico During the Mexican-American War (1847)

 

Animated time-lapse daguerreotype view of people and a horse in a street in Durango, Mexico, taken by an unidentified American photographer during the Mexican-American War, c. 1847. The Church of Santa Ana and a hilly area known Cerro de Mercado are visible in the distance.

Source: Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

View of the Winter Camp of the 2nd Regiment of Cavalry, Massachusetts Volunteers on Ayr Hill in Vienna, Virginia, During the American Civil War (1863-1864)


View of the winter camp of the 2nd Regiment of Cavalry, Massachusetts Volunteers on Ayr Hill in Vienna, Virginia, during the American Civil War, c. 1863-1864. From the book Field, Camp, Hospital and Prison in the Civil War, 1863-1865 by Charles A. Humphreys published in 1918.

Source: California Digital Library.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Portrait of Union Soldiers of the 39th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment Posing With a Billinghurst Requa Battery Rapid-Fire Gun on Morris Island, South Carolina (1863)


Portrait of Union soldiers of the 39th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment posing with a Billinghurst Requa Battery rapid-fire gun on Morris Island, South Carolina, 1863. The gun was under command of Lieutenant Wheeler and Lieutenant Kingsbury, who are presumably the two officers posing on the left. Probably taken by the photography firm of Haas and Peale. From the book The History of the Thirty-Ninth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Veteran Infantry. (Yates Phalanx.) in the War of the Rebellion. 1861-1865. by Charles M. Clark.

Billinghurst Requa Battery gun Wikipedia entry.

Portrait Dr. Marsh Reading While Sitting in a Wheelchair Taken by British Photographer Henry Maull (1860s/1870s)


Portrait of a man identified as Dr. Marsh reading while sitting in a wheelchair taken by British photographer Henry Maull, c. 1865-1880.

Source: Wellcome Collection.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Daguerreotype With Multiple Exposures of the Moon Taken With a Telescope Probably by French Photographer Antoine-Fran├žois-Jean Claudet (1840's/1850's)


Daguerreotype with at least 18 exposures of the moon taken with a telescope probably by French photographer Antoine-Fran├žois-Jean Claudet, c. 1846-1852. British photographer John Jabez Edwin Mayall is also credited with taking the daguerreotype.

Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art.