ca. 1889, [High wheel bicycle club]
ca. 1890-1900, “Reverend Eavens, a man with a hole in his chest”, W.C. Bell
ca. 1885, [portrait of a woman in a celestial dress]
ca. 1898-1909, [Two gentlemen with a taxidermied stork], Frits Karner
ca. 1861-65, [Portrait of Ulysses S. Grant]
ca. 1861-65, “Hospital [amputation] Scene at Fortress Monroe, Va.”, George Stacy
ca. 1860-75, [Post mortem, child with rattle], S.C. Landon
ca. 1869, [Patient in restraint chair at the West Riding Lunatic Asylum, Wakefield, Yorkshire], Henry Clarke
ca. 1888-90, “The fire brands, Bodyke, Co.Clare”
ca. 1872, [Corner of Milk and Federal Streets after the Great Fire of 1872 in Boston]
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This blog is a collection of vernacular photography and ephemera focused mainly within the curious and often misunderstood realm of 19th century America. I have a soft spot for all things silly, antiquated, macabre, and grotesque. The content is from a variety of collections; public, academic, and private. In addition, there's an occasional emphasis on Ulysses S Grant and the Civil War, as well.
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