houghtonlib:

Dancers Clara and Millie Fowler, 1866. Carte-de-visite with hand coloring.
TCS 24
Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University

houghtonlib:

Dancers Clara and Millie Fowler, 1866. Carte-de-visite with hand coloring.

TCS 24

Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University

houghtonlib:

Sarah Bernhardt as La Princesse Lointaine. Photograph by Reutinger, Paris, 1895.
TCS 2
Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University

houghtonlib:

Sarah Bernhardt as La Princesse Lointaine. Photograph by Reutinger, Paris, 1895.

TCS 2

Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University

houghtonlib:

Marsh’s Juvenile Comedians, [1850s]
  HTC Clippings 14 
Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University

houghtonlib:

Marsh’s Juvenile Comedians, [1850s]

HTC Clippings 14

Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University

thehystericalsociety:

Actress, Frankie Kemble - c. 1890s - (Via)

thehystericalsociety:

Actress, Frankie Kemble - c. 1890s - (Via)

(via scrapofsassafras)

thevictorianlady:

Julia Margaret Cameron and her son, Henry Herschel Hay Cameron, circa 1867.
Henry, Cameron’s youngest son, followed in his mother’s footsteps and became a professional photographer.

thevictorianlady:

Julia Margaret Cameron and her son, Henry Herschel Hay Cameron, circa 1867.

Henry, Cameron’s youngest son, followed in his mother’s footsteps and became a professional photographer.

(Source: hrc.contentdm.oclc.org, via adesignresearcher)

nyhistory:

July 8, 1853: An expedition led by Commodore Matthew Perry arrives in Yedo Bay seeking diplomatic and trade relations with Japan.
Commodore Matthew Perry, ca. 1855-58. Daguerreotype. New-York Historical Society

nyhistory:

July 8, 1853: An expedition led by Commodore Matthew Perry arrives in Yedo Bay seeking diplomatic and trade relations with Japan.

Commodore Matthew Perry, ca. 1855-58. Daguerreotype. New-York Historical Society

thecivilwarparlor:

Mary Todd Lincoln
Mary Ann Todd Lincoln, the wife of the president was only 5′-2″ tall. With the President being 6 feet 3.75 inches tall, usually reported as an exact 6’4.. the difference between the two was a considerable 14 inches. That stovepipe hat just made him a whole lot taller. 
Photo National Archives
http://awesometalks.wordpress.com/did-you-know-abraham-lincoln-summary/

thecivilwarparlor:

Mary Todd Lincoln

Mary Ann Todd Lincoln, the wife of the president was only 5′-2″ tall. With the President being 6 feet 3.75 inches tall, usually reported as an exact 6’4.. the difference between the two was a considerable 14 inches. That stovepipe hat just made him a whole lot taller.

Photo National Archives

http://awesometalks.wordpress.com/did-you-know-abraham-lincoln-summary/

(via southcarolinadove)

thehystericalsociety:

Lillian Russell, American actress and singer - 1893 - (Via)

thehystericalsociety:

Lillian Russell, American actress and singer - 1893 - (Via)

(via vintage-impressions)

history-of-fashion:

1848 Hand-coloured daguerreotype of Prince Albert

history-of-fashion:

1848 Hand-coloured daguerreotype of Prince Albert

chubachus:

Portrait of famed photographer Mathew Brady posing with his wife, Juliet (left), and a Mrs. Haggerty (right), who is believed to be his sister, c. 1851.
Source 1.
Source 2.

chubachus:

Portrait of famed photographer Mathew Brady posing with his wife, Juliet (left), and a Mrs. Haggerty (right), who is believed to be his sister, c. 1851.

Source 1.

Source 2.

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