ca. 1880’s, [tintype portrait of a gentleman, his head super imposed on a hand painted building]
ca. 1870, [carte de visite portrait of the photographer, Benjamin Lochman, with his camera], B. Lochman’s Photographic Gallery
c. 1860’s [tintype portrait of a gentleman and his dog and a small child, barely visible to the far left of the image]
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ca. 1896, “The Operating Theatre [Metropolitan Hospital, London]”
ca. 1853, [daguerreotype portrait of Josephine Clofullia, P.T. Barnum’s “The Bearded Lady of Geneva”], Thomas M. Easterly
ca. 1850’s, [portrait of a gentleman with photographic equipment]
ca. 1850’s, [daguerreotype portrait of a manically smiling gentleman]
ca. 1880-90’s, [cabinet card portrait of snake charmer Lulu Lataska], Charles Eisenmann
ca. 1860, [daguerreotype portrait of two women; one with a letter, the other consoling]
ca. 1870-79, [tintype portrait of a pantomimist]
ca. 1870, [Tintype portrait of a gentleman pensively playing the accordion]
ca. 1865-75, [portrait of a gentleman with woodworking tools and a pipe]
ca. 1852, “Fire Engine Dinkey, Union Fire Company”, Thomas M. Easterly
ca. 1864, [carte de visite portrait of Henry O. Nightingale], JNO Holyland Metropolitan Gallery
An abolitionist, Nightingale joined the Northern army at the start of the Civil War in 1861. In 1862 he joined the 108th New York Infantry Regiment. He fought in a dozen battles, including Gettysburg, and was promoted to corporal on March 1, 1864.
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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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