James Rossi and William Bennett, equestrian performers. Double the boyfriend, double the circus hijinks. Date unknown. (Harvard Theatre Collection) Theatre Collection, Williams Bennett, Harvard Theatre, Libraries Daguerreotype, Daguerreotype Ambrotyp Tintype, Equestrian Performing, James Rossi, Daguerreotype Collection, Daguerreotype Boyfriends
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Her Majesty's Theatre, Sydney, decorated and illuminated for the visit of the Prince of Wales and showing "Kissing time", 1920 / photographer unknown by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr
Carte-de-visite of Henry M. Stanley, newspaper reporter and tireless self-promoter; was hired by the New York Herald to find the missing Livingstone in 1871, winning himself wealth and reputation. Creator/Photographer: London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company Date: 1872
Pre-mortem photo? Another Victorian habit: Your child contracts a fever, or you have reason to think an injury or illness may lead to death, you whisk the child off to a photographer. Yep, it happened and they were called Pre-mortem photos. Why suppose that is the case here? The inscription on the back of this tintype has the age and date of death. 3 years old. Which is what she looks like in this photo.