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My Daguerreotype Boyfriend

Where early photography meets extreme hotness

Do submit your hot photographs

The wonderful Ask an Archivist over at The Hairpin answers the essential question of our age:

"Since archivists try to keep the title a photograph was originally given, unless the ghost is searching the Playgirl Collection (yowza!), using words like “hot” or even “attractive” in the search box won’t work."

Knowledge! Here’s a tip that I’ve used: try and find hot professions, like baseball player, flying ace, poet, or thief

Harry Houdini, age 25, 1899. Because…well, you know. Chains.

Harry Houdini, age 25, 1899. Because…well, you know. Chains.

Sioux Indian smoking a cigarette, 1908. (via Shorpy)

Sioux Indian smoking a cigarette, 1908. (via Shorpy)

tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1850’s, [portrait of a gentleman wearing an Odd Fellows apron]
via the Daguerreian Society, Grant Dinsmore Collection

tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1850’s, [portrait of a gentleman wearing an Odd Fellows apron]

via the Daguerreian Society, Grant Dinsmore Collection

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Love us some Pierre Curie…
theremina:

Pierre Curie, being hot as fuck. (Lecture on radium, Paris, c. 1900. photo by Henri Roger-Viollet.)
via Russell Joslin

Love us some Pierre Curie…

theremina:

Pierre Curie, being hot as fuck. (Lecture on radium, Paris, c. 1900. photo by Henri Roger-Viollet.)

via Russell Joslin

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Lionel Logue, age 26. Australian speech therapist responsible for the un-stammering of King George VI. Here he is with his future wife, 21-year-old Myrtle Gruenert.
Suggestion by ljvera

Lionel Logue, age 26. Australian speech therapist responsible for the un-stammering of King George VI. Here he is with his future wife, 21-year-old Myrtle Gruenert.

Suggestion by ljvera

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

John George “Jack” Phillips was born 11 April 1887 in Godalming, Surrey, England. In 1902, at age fifteen, he became employed at the Post Office where he began training on the telegraph. He then went to the Marconi Company’s Wireless Telegraphy Training School in 1906. Upon his graduation in August that same year, he was posted as an operator for White Star Line’s Teutonic. He operated the wireless on various ships over the next two years before going to Ireland to operate a Marconi station. In March 1912, he was given orders to join another White Star Liner Titanic, where he was the head operator. When the news came from Captain Smith 14 April, 1912, Phillips began sending out CQD and SOS distress signals on the wireless. Phillips and assistant operator Harold Bride stayed on the wireless until power failure and Captain Smith released them of their duties. It is unknown how Phillips left the sinking ship, but later that night, he was clinging to the side of the collapsible lifeboat that was floating upside down in the ocean, which also had Second Officer Lightoller and Harold Bride aboard. Despite reaching the collapsible boat, Jack Phillips died shortly before dawn at age 25. His body was never recovered. In Godalming, the community raised the Phillips Memorial, the largest Titanic memorial in the world.April 15, 2012 will mark the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of Titanic and of the death of over 1,500 people.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

John George “Jack” Phillips was born 11 April 1887 in Godalming, Surrey, England. In 1902, at age fifteen, he became employed at the Post Office where he began training on the telegraph. He then went to the Marconi Company’s Wireless Telegraphy Training School in 1906. Upon his graduation in August that same year, he was posted as an operator for White Star Line’s Teutonic. He operated the wireless on various ships over the next two years before going to Ireland to operate a Marconi station. In March 1912, he was given orders to join another White Star Liner Titanic, where he was the head operator. When the news came from Captain Smith 14 April, 1912, Phillips began sending out CQD and SOS distress signals on the wireless. Phillips and assistant operator Harold Bride stayed on the wireless until power failure and Captain Smith released them of their duties. It is unknown how Phillips left the sinking ship, but later that night, he was clinging to the side of the collapsible lifeboat that was floating upside down in the ocean, which also had Second Officer Lightoller and Harold Bride aboard. Despite reaching the collapsible boat, Jack Phillips died shortly before dawn at age 25. His body was never recovered. In Godalming, the community raised the Phillips Memorial, the largest Titanic memorial in the world.

April 15, 2012 will mark the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of Titanic and of the death of over 1,500 people.

lostsplendor:

Western High Football, c. 1905 (via Shorpy Historical Photo Archive)

lostsplendor:

Western High Football, c. 1905 (via Shorpy Historical Photo Archive)

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Tintype of an unknown young man
Submitted by Steve

Tintype of an unknown young man

Submitted by Steve

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