Sunday, May 15, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016

A Young Woman Demonstrating an Electrophone With Which She Could Listen to Live Entertainment Such as Plays and Concerts Over the Telephone Line (1901)

A young woman demonstrating an electrophone with which she could listen to live entertainment such as plays and concerts over the telephone line, 1901. By Foulsham and Banfield. From the March 30, 1901 issue of Black and White Budget.

Engraving of a Possibly Lost Tintype Portrait of Union Soldiers Posing With at Least 30 Confederate Flags They Captured at the Battle of Sailor’s Creek in Virginia (1865)

Engraving of a possibly lost tintype portrait of Union soldiers posing with at least 30 Confederate flags they captured at the Battle of Sailor’s Creek in Virginia, April 1865. Most, if not all of the soldiers photographed here were awarded the Medal of Honor for their achievement of capturing an enemy flag. From the book Uncle Sam's Medal of Honor Some of the Noble Deeds For Which the Medal Has Been Awarded, Described by Those Who Have Won It, 1861-1886.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Staged Scene of Union Zouave Surgeons of the 5th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Performing a Leg Amputation on a Patient as a Group of Their Comrades Look on in a Tent in Fort Monroe, Virginia (1861)

Staged scene of Union Zouave surgeons of the 5th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment performing a leg amputation on a patient as a group of their comrades look on in a tent in Fort Monroe, Virginia, 1861. By George Stacy. Animated stereoview.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016

Portrait of a Group of Unidentified Police Officers Armed With Bayoneted Muskets and Onlookers Posing in Front of the Metropolitan Hotel in New York City (1860′s)

Portrait of a group of unidentified police officers armed with bayoneted muskets and onlookers posing in front of the Metropolitan Hotel in New York City, c. 1860′s. By Silas A. Holmes and Charles DeForest Fredricks.