Post photographs from the nineteenth century
Something nostalgic about really old photos. Love them.
That was the first photograph ever taken. From a window I think.
Everyone's favorite terrorist
1862, neurologist Duchenne de Boulogne electrifying a man's face in order to study facial muscles
1867, Victorian travellers on the Chamonix Glacier in the Savoy Alps, France
1868, A Native American overlooking the newly completed transcontinental railroad
1884, The Statue of Liberty under construction in Paris
1890, The Telefontornet connecting some 5,000 phone lines in Stockholm
1894, Queen Victoria and her family, including King Edward VII, Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra, Kaiser Wilhelm II and Empress Frederick at a wedding in Coburg
John Quincy Adams, looking just as pissed off as his dad
My great great great great grandfather. Taken in the 1860s, a few years after the Mexican War.
My great great great great grandmother, probably taken in the 1850s or very early 1860s from looking at how old she looks and the year she was born.
My great great great grandfather in the middle, my great great grandfather on his left. Probably early 1870s
Start tracking down your grandparents cousins, or find your family genealogist for a certain branch.
>nig shot in Baltimore
Some things never change, senpai...
My great great great grandfather, his Civil War portrait, taken in the 1860s.
My great great great grandfather's school picture, taken about 1862.
High speed camera test photo of dynamite exploding a mule's head, 1881
This guy would make chairs from bears he hunted and give them to presidents.
why'd they have to blow up a mule's head? couldn't they have used a watermelon or something?
This is a pic of my great-great-great-great-great grandfather. He was a pastor in New Jersey, either born in Queens or Germany and died in the 1860's.
I'm not going off of family trees, that's his grave stone. Grave stones are normally accurate on death dates. 1865 is a mis-transcriped error on the findagrave.
His birth place is listed in the 1860 census as Germany.
Train station with train and coal depot.
1859 - Newly built pavilion Mollien, Louvre Palace.
1860 - SS Great Eastern in New York Harbor
1871 - Paris Town Hall, after the great fire of the Commune.
not quite 19th century but
>Emir Seyyid Mir Mohammed Alim Khan, the Emir of Bukhara, seated holding a sword in Bukhara, (present-day Uzbekistan), ca. 1910.
Bit later but I can't not post this picture of Anastasia Romanov
Zindan (traditional Central Asian prison), with inmates looking out through the bars and a guard with Russian rifle, uniform, and boots, likely in Bukhara, Uzebkistan
Italian woman in formal dress, posed, standing near gate.
I bet I live within 2 or 3 miles of wherever this used to be.
I looked it up in the catalog http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/prok/item/prk2000001216/ and don't see any extra information. But for everyone else, if you like these photos all 2606 of them are here http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?co=prok&st=gallery
human remains from the Batak massacre
Palais de l'Industrie, Paris World Fair 1855
If anybody is interested, I have unique pictures that are not published anywhere.
The quality is shit because I took them from our national library and I had to work on them for my thesis in History.
This one was taken by a French traveler in Arizona, in the Mojave desert, in 1880.
Got any more 19th century ridiculous constructions?
Pic related, the SS Great Eastern by BASED Brunel.
>The SS Great Eastern was an iron sailing steam ship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and built by J. Scott Russell & Co. at Millwall on the River Thames, London. She was by far the largest ship ever built at the time of her 1858 launch, and had the capacity to carry 4,000 passengers from England to Australia without refuelling.
>Turbinia was the first steam turbine-powered steamship. Built as an experimental vessel in 1894, and easily the fastest ship in the world at that time, Turbinia was demonstrated dramatically at the Spithead Navy Review in 1897 and set the standard for the next generation of steamships, the majority of which were turbine powered.
>Parsons' ship turned up unannounced at the Navy Review for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee at Spithead, on 26 June 1897, in front of the Prince of Wales, Lords of the Admiralty and foreign dignitaries. As an audacious publicity stunt, Turbinia, which was much faster than any ship at the time, raced between the two lines of navy ships and steamed up and down in front of the crowd and princes, while easily evading a Navy picket boat that tried to pursue her, indeed, almost swamping it with her wake.
The North East of England really did invent some great stuff back then. Shame it's shit these days.
Farers in the south west of France, they used those wood post to not struggle in the mud since all their land was some sort of massive swamp.
Those swamps got dried out later in the 19th
I only have one picture applicable for the thread.
I believe this gang of girls is french if my memory is right.
Chester. Home. At least it was till I fucked everything up
Daguerreotype of the Virginia regiment and Webster's battalion in Saltillo, Mexico, during the Mexican-American War.
Officers and men of the 3rd (East Kent) Regiment of Foot (The Buffs), by Roger Fenton, 1855
Cornet assistant Surgeon Henry Wilkin, 11th Hussars. He survived the Charge of the Light Brigade.
Found it, can't find any real sources, just something saying circa 1880
And here's something else I found
Image 1/2, my great great great great (give or take) grandfather D'Arcy Wentworth, sent to Australia and became a surgeon i believe
Image 2/2, And his son my great great great (give or take) grandfather WIlliam Wentworth, who mapped the blue mountains and became a politician or some shit, I only know this because my pop takes pride in being part of a bastard bloodline that can trace back to nobles
I don't know for sure, but I agree that the answer is probably no. Considering the amount of time necessary for exposure it seems unlikely.