Category: 1860s

A lady in white Garibaldi blouse, circa 1860 – 1865.

A lady in white Garibaldi
blouse, circa 1860 – 1865.

The Black Gate looking northward to the Cathedral church of St….

The Black Gate looking northward to the Cathedral church of St. Nicholas, Newcastle, England, ca. 1886.

A Birkenhead widow in mourning, circa 1861.

A Birkenhead widow in mourning, circa 1861.

The photographs of Abraham Lincoln, who was the first U.S…

The photographs of Abraham Lincoln, who was the first U.S President to be photographed while in office.

Decayed daguerreotype portraits of Americans in the 19th…

Decayed daguerreotype portraits of Americans in the 19th century.

Rare portraits from the Smith and Telfer Studio in Cooperstown,…

Rare portraits from the Smith and Telfer Studio in Cooperstown, New York, 1865-1885.

Meet Frances Louisa Clayton, the woman who disguised herself as…

Meet Frances Louisa Clayton, the woman who disguised herself as a man to fight in the Civil War.

Portraits of John Clem, who was 12 years old when he became a…

Portraits of John Clem, who was 12 years old when he became a Civil War hero.

Astonishing pictures from 19th century reveal the slave auctions…

Astonishing pictures from 19th century reveal the slave auctions and how businessmen in America were selling people.

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.