ca. 1860s, [ambrotype portrait of a gentleman, possibly a medical student, with a human skull, a hefty book and a serious demeanor]
via Be-Hold, from Invaluable Auctions

ca. 1860s, [ambrotype portrait of a gentleman, possibly a medical student, with a human skull, a hefty book and a serious demeanor]

via Be-Hold, from Invaluable Auctions

History books for sale!

Hey all,

I’m trying to make rent this month by selling things around my house :/. That being said, I thought some of you might be interested in several of the books that I’m selling on Amazon right now. The link above is to my Amazon shop front, and in order to buy from there I believe you need to click the link that is the cost of the book from that exact page. I hate to part with these gems but I know they’ll go to a good home if I offer them to you all.

Anyway, history highlights include:

ca. 1840s, [daguerreotype portrait of a young lady praying]
via Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs, Skylight Gallery 36

ca. 1840s, [daguerreotype portrait of a young lady praying]

via Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs, Skylight Gallery 36

ca. 1860, [carte de visite portrait of Prof. Dunn, reading a book and posed with stoppered bottles and beaker], Matthew Brady
via the George Eastman House Photography Collection, Flickr

ca. 1860, [carte de visite portrait of Prof. Dunn, reading a book and posed with stoppered bottles and beaker], Matthew Brady

via the George Eastman House Photography Collection, Flickr

ca. 1850’s, [daguerreotype portrait of a disgruntled looking gentleman, holding his vest lapels and a book], Woodruff
via Jeffery Kraus Antique Photographics, Daguerreotype Collection

ca. 1850’s, [daguerreotype portrait of a disgruntled looking gentleman, holding his vest lapels and a book], Woodruff

via Jeffery Kraus Antique Photographics, Daguerreotype Collection

ca. 1860-80’s, [tintype portrait of a seated girl wearing a fancy dress and a furrowed brow, with a book and a Holmes-Bates stereoscope]
via Stereographica, Antique Photographica

ca. 1860-80’s, [tintype portrait of a seated girl wearing a fancy dress and a furrowed brow, with a book and a Holmes-Bates stereoscope]

via Stereographica, Antique Photographica

ca. 1860, [ambrotype portrait of Victor Prosper Considerant with books]
via the Southern Methodist University Central Library, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photography Collection

ca. 1860, [ambrotype portrait of Victor Prosper Considerant with books]

via the Southern Methodist University Central Library, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photography Collection

"Until the handkerchief of history covers us with its Times New Roman black and white post script..."

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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