Category: 1850s

Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione: the woman who has…

Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione: the woman who has inspired photography and fashion from the mid-19th century.

A rare 19th century photograph of Florence Nightingale not…

A rare 19th century photograph of Florence Nightingale not discovered until 2006.

Rare pictures of San Francisco in 1856.

Rare pictures of San Francisco in 1856.

Early Outdoor Photography: 33 rare pictures that capture life…

Early Outdoor Photography: 33 rare pictures that capture life in the world from the 1840s and 1850s.

Incredible vintage studio portraits of California young…

Incredible vintage studio portraits of California young gold-rush prospectors from the 1840s and 1850s.

55 amazing daguerreotypes of teenage girls in the mid-19th…

55 amazing daguerreotypes of teenage girls in the mid-19th century.

Wedding Photography in the Early Days: 20 rare tintypes of…

Wedding Photography in the Early Days: 20 rare tintypes of brides from between the 1840s and 1860s.

Early Ambrotype: 46 incredible portrait photos of English…

Early Ambrotype: 46 incredible portrait photos of English people from the 1850s.

Studio portraits of African-American people in the second half…

Studio portraits of African-American people in the second half of the 19th century.

America’s oldest mugshots: See incredible photos of criminals…

America’s oldest mugshots: See incredible photos of criminals made by St. Louis police department between 1857 and 1867.