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ca. 1843, [Self-portrait daguerreotype of Robert Cornelius with laboratory instruments], Robert Cornelius via the George Eastman House Collection, Still Image Archive

ca. 1860-70s, [hand tinted ambrotype portrait of a very serious young patriot with an American flag] via Cowans Auctions

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1945 — V-J Day in Times Square

You're sure not "the cute one" when you are ironing. A Woman Ironing, Daguerreotype, c. 1850-55.

Adam Rainer (1899-1950) is the only person in history to have been both a dwarf and a giant. At age 21, he was 3'10''. Then, likely as a result of a pituitary tumor, he had a dramatic growth spurt so that he grew to 7'8''. He became weakened by this doubling of his height and was bedridden the last 20 years of his life.

this website is hilarious....and the photographs (not just because of the content) are dreamy...why don't we hand tint the cheeks of our handsome men anymore?

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March 30, 1981 — Assassination attempt on President Reagan | The 50 Most Powerful Pictures In American History

This girl is dead. This is a Victorian death photo. "If you look closely you can see a base behind the girls feet and a post would go up from that with clamps at the waist and neck and the clothing would be open at the back. The arms would have stiff wires running at the back to hold them in place. Also notice the strange placement of the hands. The pupils are painted on the closed eyelids."