Monday, October 19, 2015

A Group of German Soldiers Wearing Gas Masks Posing With Grenades in a Trench During World War 1

A group of German soldiers wearing gas masks posing with grenades in a trench during World War 1.


A Group Posing in Front of the Armstead and White Photograph Gallery in Corinth, Mississippi, During the American Civil War (1860's)

A group posing in front of the Armstead and White Photograph Gallery in Corinth, Mississippi, during the Civil War, c. 1860's. A number of photographic negatives on a table are in the process of making prints in the sunlight on the left. Attributed to George Armstead, who is said to be one of the men visible on the left. From Miller's Photographic History of the Civil War.

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Four Union Soldiers Testing a Blanket Boat on the Potomac River During the Civil War (1862)

Four Union soldiers testing a blanket boat on the Potomac River during the Civil War, c. 1862. Originally captioned: ”Blanket boats on the Potomac at some distance from shore. A pair of boats carries four men, and a single small boat made of an ordinary blanket, one man, who is sitting on the bottom. Boats of blankets of the ordinary size are too small. They have buoyancy enough to carry a man, but he must be very expert in the use of a canoe, or he will upset.” By Andrew J. Russell.


Friday, October 16, 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Photograph of American Troops During the Battle of Manila (1898)

Photograph of American troops during the Battle of Manila captioned “Advance on Left of American lines. Signal Corps extending telegraph lines from trenches. Flags displayed to indicate to the Navy progress of the advance. August 13, 1898.”


Portrait of a Group of U.S. Military Telegraph Corps Civilian Telegraph Operators Posing in Front of a Tent in a Camp in Bealeton, Virginia (1863)

Portrait of a group of U.S. Military Telegraph Corps civilian telegraph operators posing in front of a tent in a camp in Bealeton, Virginia, August 1863.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

View of the Southern Facade of the White House in Washington, D.C. (1800's)

View of the southern facade of the White House in Washington, D.C., c. 1800's. By W.W. Lytle.


A sharper print of the photograph I came across recently.


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Hand-Colored Daguerreotype Portrait of French Lieutenant-Colonel Camille Ferri-Pisani (1861)

Hand-colored daguerreotype portrait of French Lieutenant-Colonel Camille Ferri-Pisani, 1861. He served as aide-de-camp to Prince Napoleon Joseph Charles Paul Bonaparte during his 1861 visit to the United States. By Mathew Brady.


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015