Sunday, January 27, 2019
Daguerreotype View of a Crowd in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City Taken By An Unidentified Italian Photographer in Rome, The Papal States (1845)
Daguerreotype view of a crowd in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City taken by an unidentified Italian photographer in Rome, the Papal States, c. 1845. One of the earliest photographs of Vatican City.
Source: The J. Paul Getty Museum.
Saturday, January 19, 2019
"William Duncan Late in Life, Exhibiting to Friends For Photographing the Canvas, Hammock, Clock, Water Bottle, and Accordion Used By Him On His Voyage to Victoria, British Columbia, in 1856-57."
"William Duncan late in life, exhibiting to friends for photographing the canvas, hammock, clock, water bottle, and accordion used by him on his voyage to Victoria, British Columbia, in 1856-57." Duncan was a British missionary who founded the Tsimshian communities of Metlakatla, British Columbia, and Metlakatla, Alaska. Taken by Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome, c. 1916-1917.
Source: National Archives and Records Administration.
William Duncan's Wikipedia entry.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Portrait of an unidentified soldier by Welsh photographer Calvert Richard Jones, c. 1845-1850.
Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Tintype Portrait of a Group of Armed Hunters Posing With Their Catch of Game Birds and a Dog (1880's/1890's)
Tintype portrait of a group of armed hunters posing with their catch of game birds and a dog, c. 1880-1900.
Source: Library of Congress.