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My Daguerreotype Boyfriend

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And now, a word from the New York Historical Society about booze and boys:

Wouldn’t these dudes make nice dates to the BEER HERE: Brewing New York’s History exhibition at the New-York Historical Society?
Robert L. Bracklow, Munchen Hoffbrau Interior, ca. 1896-1905. New-York Historical Society

And now, a word from the New York Historical Society about booze and boys:

Wouldn’t these dudes make nice dates to the BEER HERE: Brewing New York’s History exhibition at the New-York Historical Society?

Robert L. Bracklow, Munchen Hoffbrau Interior, ca. 1896-1905. New-York Historical Society

Phineas Gage, daguerreotype, c. 1850.
While preparing a rock for blasting, this 25-year-old railroad foreman miraculously survived when a three-foot tamping rod blew through the left side of his skull. One month after the accident he was able to walk, and he was soon able to function normally despite a paralysis in the left side of his face. 
Gage died of convulsions twelve years after his accident at the age of thirty-six. His skull was exhumed and is now housed in the Warren Anatomical Museum at Harvard. This daguerreotype of Gage wasn’t identified until 2009. 
This photograph of Phineas Gage has also been our most requested Daguerreotype Boyfriend since the site began. Good taste, everyone!

Phineas Gage, daguerreotype, c. 1850.

While preparing a rock for blasting, this 25-year-old railroad foreman miraculously survived when a three-foot tamping rod blew through the left side of his skull. One month after the accident he was able to walk, and he was soon able to function normally despite a paralysis in the left side of his face. 

Gage died of convulsions twelve years after his accident at the age of thirty-six. His skull was exhumed and is now housed in the Warren Anatomical Museum at Harvard. This daguerreotype of Gage wasn’t identified until 2009. 

This photograph of Phineas Gage has also been our most requested Daguerreotype Boyfriend since the site began. Good taste, everyone!

Hey Winston, you put us over the top! Thanks so much to our 60,000 followers! 

Hey Winston, you put us over the top! Thanks so much to our 60,000 followers! 

Winston Churchill in his officer’s uniform, age 21, 1895.
Oh and we have much more from the world of dashing officer uniforms:
Grand Dukes Sergei and Pavel of Russia, c. 1870
Henry Ossain Flipper, c. 1877
Vasil Levski, 1867.
Submitted by E. Crowell

Winston Churchill in his officer’s uniform, age 21, 1895.

Oh and we have much more from the world of dashing officer uniforms:

Grand Dukes Sergei and Pavel of Russia, c. 1870

Henry Ossain Flipper, c. 1877

Vasil Levski, 1867.

Submitted by E. Crowell

Kermit Roosevelt, age 24. In 1913, Theodore Roosevelt's second-oldest son explored Brazil's River of Doubt with his father. The river was later named the Rio Roosevelt and a branch of the river was named the Rio Kermit.
Submitted by jamieiscooking

Kermit Roosevelt, age 24. In 1913, Theodore Roosevelt's second-oldest son explored Brazil's River of Doubt with his father. The river was later named the Rio Roosevelt and a branch of the river was named the Rio Kermit.

Submitted by jamieiscooking

"My boyfriend, let’s call him Eli, fights for the Union Army. Sometimes Confederate, but mostly Union. He uses the excuse “I don’t have enough ammunition” as a reason for not going away for a weekend, and he once gave me a piece of hardtack, saying “Something to remember me by — it’ll last longer than I will.” Yep, dude’s a Civil War reenactor.”

Over at The Hairpin, what it’s like to have a real life Daguerreotype Boyfriend.

Tintype of an unknown young man, c. 1850.
Submitted by Sarah Nehama

Tintype of an unknown young man, c. 1850.

Submitted by Sarah Nehama

Émile Nelligan, age 20 in 1899. First published at 16, this French-Canadian poet suffered a mental breakdown the same year this photograph was taken. He never recovered. 
Submitted by Anna

Émile Nelligan, age 20 in 1899. First published at 16, this French-Canadian poet suffered a mental breakdown the same year this photograph was taken. He never recovered. 

Submitted by Anna

This fellow would like to crash in your Bushwick loft.
tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1860’s, [ambrotype portrait of a Confederate soldier wearing a plaid shirt and a holstered pistol. He carries a large bedroll, a percussion rifle and a kepi with the letters “4 SLG” for the 4th Sumter Light Guards]
via Heritage Auctions

This fellow would like to crash in your Bushwick loft.

tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1860’s, [ambrotype portrait of a Confederate soldier wearing a plaid shirt and a holstered pistol. He carries a large bedroll, a percussion rifle and a kepi with the letters “4 SLG” for the 4th Sumter Light Guards]

via Heritage Auctions

Unidentified man wearing an “unusual hat,” c. 1855. Historians (and armchair historians), any thoughts about the origins of this awesome patent-leather cap? (George Eastman House)
Submitted by Liz

Unidentified man wearing an “unusual hat,” c. 1855. Historians (and armchair historians), any thoughts about the origins of this awesome patent-leather cap? (George Eastman House)

Submitted by Liz

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