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1860 Young girls. Older girl still doesn't cover her hair and skirt hasn't reached the floor yet, but her dress pattern is similar to that worn by adults. Younger girl has no crinoline under her skirt and widely set small polkadots

:::::::::::: Antique Photograph :::::::::::: Stunning portrait of a young woman with tremendous poise.

This is a cyanotype copy by Thomas William Smillie of a portrait in the Smithsonian's collection. American 1913

"This is one of the earliest known photographs of a human. A self portrait taken in 1839, it shows a young Robert Cornelius (1809-1893) standing outside his family's lamp-making shop in Philadelphia." #photography #bw

Only confirmed photograph of Billy the Kid--Family says we are related to him.

Vintage Photographs of Gay Couples

ca.1860. This has been passed around labelled "The Crinoline Shop, by Eugéne Atge, 1880," but that is obviously wrong. Eugéne Atget (note the final T) was born in 1857 and did not start taking photographs until the late 1880s, nor his famous street scenes until the end of the century. This image is clearly between 1860 and 1864 by the fashions.

Victorian Postmortem, one of the most interesting and unique post mortem photographs I've ever seen.

The progression of photographic formats in the 1800s. Nearly all consumer photographs in the 19th century were produced by one of these technologies.

Dressed in his finest and ready for the visiting photographer! A print from a glass negative from about 1890. We only recently started to print these amazing Victorian photographs and have been researching their origin. Lots more at www.cartes.fsnet

ca. 1850, [daguerreotype portrait of a gentleman butterfly collector] via the George Eastman House Collection, Still Photograph Archive