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My Daguerreotype Boyfriend

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Seriously, we did not know Bucky was a babe.
fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller  (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American inventor, systems theorist, designer, author, engineer, architect, and humanist.  Fuller was an enigmatic genius best known for his innovations with geometric architecture such as the geodesic dome, as well as his pioneering work with sustainable systems.  In addition to being dashingly handsome, “Bucky” was also a badass (having been expelled from Harvard University for his hard partying) and a genius, who meticulously documented his life over 80 years in the world’s longest autobiography, The Dymaxion Chronofile, a paper record over 80 meters thick where Fuller notated his life every 15 minutes!  Fuller’s complex intellect fascinated and baffled many of his contemporaries.  His many quirks, coupled with his brilliant designs made him a guru among alternative communities seeking to create sustainable systems.  
Fuller received numerous honorary degrees, was granted 28 US Patents, and in 1983 shortly before his death was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the nation’s highest civilian honor) by President Ronald Reagan.  He died of a heart attack at the age of 87 and is buried in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

Seriously, we did not know Bucky was a babe.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller  (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American inventor, systems theorist, designer, author, engineer, architect, and humanist.  Fuller was an enigmatic genius best known for his innovations with geometric architecture such as the geodesic dome, as well as his pioneering work with sustainable systems.  In addition to being dashingly handsome, “Bucky” was also a badass (having been expelled from Harvard University for his hard partying) and a genius, who meticulously documented his life over 80 years in the world’s longest autobiography, The Dymaxion Chronofile, a paper record over 80 meters thick where Fuller notated his life every 15 minutes!  Fuller’s complex intellect fascinated and baffled many of his contemporaries.  His many quirks, coupled with his brilliant designs made him a guru among alternative communities seeking to create sustainable systems. 

Fuller received numerous honorary degrees, was granted 28 US Patents, and in 1983 shortly before his death was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the nation’s highest civilian honor) by President Ronald Reagan.  He died of a heart attack at the age of 87 and is buried in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

Sometimes a Daguerreotype boyfriend distinguishes himself with a killer mustache or a pair of winsome plaid pants. Or sometimes they just live through the most famous maritime disaster of the twentieth century. Presenting…the hottest men who survived the Titanic. 
Richard Norris Williams, age 21
After freeing a trapped passenger by breaking down a door, Williams was washed overboard and swam to a collapsable lifeboat. He spent so much time waist-deep in freezing water his doctor later suggested his legs be amputated. Williams refused and went on to win the U.S. Tennis Championships in 1914 and 1916. 
Karl Behr, age 26
This first-class passenger was also a tennis star. He had been enamored with a friend of his sister, Helen Newsom, and followed her onto the ship. He was with Helen when he entered one of the first lifeboats to leave the ship and newspapers reported he proposed to her there. He was part of the 1914 U.S. Davis Cup tennis team along with Richard Norris Williams.
Jack Thayer, age 17
Thayer jumped from the ship in its last minutes, seeing it rip in half as he swam away. He was pulled down by the suction and surfaced next to an overturned lifeboat. His account of the night was was one the most famous recordings of the event. 

Sometimes a Daguerreotype boyfriend distinguishes himself with a killer mustache or a pair of winsome plaid pants. Or sometimes they just live through the most famous maritime disaster of the twentieth century. Presenting…the hottest men who survived the Titanic

Richard Norris Williams, age 21

After freeing a trapped passenger by breaking down a door, Williams was washed overboard and swam to a collapsable lifeboat. He spent so much time waist-deep in freezing water his doctor later suggested his legs be amputated. Williams refused and went on to win the U.S. Tennis Championships in 1914 and 1916. 

Karl Behr, age 26

This first-class passenger was also a tennis star. He had been enamored with a friend of his sister, Helen Newsom, and followed her onto the ship. He was with Helen when he entered one of the first lifeboats to leave the ship and newspapers reported he proposed to her there. He was part of the 1914 U.S. Davis Cup tennis team along with Richard Norris Williams.

Jack Thayer, age 17

Thayer jumped from the ship in its last minutes, seeing it rip in half as he swam away. He was pulled down by the suction and surfaced next to an overturned lifeboat. His account of the night was was one the most famous recordings of the event. 

Alfred Stieglitz self-portrait, c. 1894, age 30. Stieglitz began an affair with Georgia O’Keefe in 1918. He took nude photos of her in his apartment, where his wife eventually found them, so Stieglitz and O’Keffe moved into a studio of their own.
A friend described them as "two teenagers in love. Several times a day they would run up the stairs to their bedroom, so eager to make love that they would start taking their clothes off as they ran."
Submitted by Jessica S.

Alfred Stieglitz self-portrait, c. 1894, age 30. Stieglitz began an affair with Georgia O’Keefe in 1918. He took nude photos of her in his apartment, where his wife eventually found them, so Stieglitz and O’Keffe moved into a studio of their own.

A friend described them as "two teenagers in love. Several times a day they would run up the stairs to their bedroom, so eager to make love that they would start taking their clothes off as they ran."

Submitted by Jessica S.

Hottest blind-gentleman-holding-a cat daguerreotype you will see all day.
tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1850, [daguerreotype portrait of a blind gentleman holding a cat]
via the George Eastman House Collection, Still Photograph Archive

Hottest blind-gentleman-holding-a cat daguerreotype you will see all day.

tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1850, [daguerreotype portrait of a blind gentleman holding a cat]

via the George Eastman House Collection, Still Photograph Archive

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Unidentified young soldier in Union uniform with forage cap, Library of Congress (1861-1865) A ninteenth-century Jesse Eisenberg anyone?

Unidentified young soldier in Union uniform with forage cap, Library of Congress (1861-1865) A ninteenth-century Jesse Eisenberg anyone?

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Yonejirō Noguchi, (1875-1947) Japanese poet and essayist. Father of artist Isamu Noguchi, from whom he was estranged.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Yonejirō Noguchi, (1875-1947) Japanese poet and essayist. Father of artist Isamu Noguchi, from whom he was estranged.

Gustave Caillebotte, age 30, c. 1878. French Impressionist boyfriend who came from lots and lots of money and who used it wisely, buying up Monet’s work and helping him survive financially. 
Submitted by Erin Machado 

Gustave Caillebotte, age 30, c. 1878. French Impressionist boyfriend who came from lots and lots of money and who used it wisely, buying up Monet’s work and helping him survive financially. 

Submitted by Erin Machado 

And there’s absolutely no way we could have gotten there without your stunningly handsome submissions. Why not celebrate by imagining our archives are your new desktop background?

Thanks a million,

MDB

From submitter Miriam J. Robbins:
My great-great-great-grandfather, Sylvester Fredenburg (1844 - 1879), who served in Co. A, 50th New York Engineers; Co. I, 33rd New York Infantry (twice); and Co. L, 50th New York Engineers. Photo c. 1861-4, probably in the Town of Jerusalem, Yates (now Potter) Co., NY.

From submitter Miriam J. Robbins:

My great-great-great-grandfather, Sylvester Fredenburg (1844 - 1879), who served in Co. A, 50th New York Engineers; Co. I, 33rd New York Infantry (twice); and Co. L, 50th New York Engineers. Photo c. 1861-4, probably in the Town of Jerusalem, Yates (now Potter) Co., NY.

Unknown man, daguerreotype, ca 1850-58. Nice plaid pants, my friend.
Submitted by decrepit-telephone

Unknown man, daguerreotype, ca 1850-58. Nice plaid pants, my friend.

Submitted by decrepit-telephone

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