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My Daguerreotype Boyfriend

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John Hay in his twenties, while serving Abraham Lincoln as his personal secretary, (played by Joseph Cross in the movie). He later became Secretary of State under Teddy Roosevelt.
Described by a colleague as “quite young, and looks younger than he is; of a fresh and almost boyish complexion; quite a favorite among the ladies, and with a gift for epigram and repartee.”

John Hay in his twenties, while serving Abraham Lincoln as his personal secretary, (played by Joseph Cross in the movie). He later became Secretary of State under Teddy Roosevelt.

Described by a colleague as “quite young, and looks younger than he is; of a fresh and almost boyish complexion; quite a favorite among the ladies, and with a gift for epigram and repartee.”

Happy New Year! You look like you’re in need of a calendar. A sexy calendar.
Never you fear, My Daguerreotype Boyfriend has got you covered with our double-sided 2013 +1863 calendar, complete with Civil War love letters and plenty of hunky dead dudes to get you through the year. 
Our next ship date is January 7th, so get in those orders now so you can start coordinating your schedule with your own Civil War boyfriend. Gettysburg is only a few months away!
Purchase yours today.

Happy New Year! You look like you’re in need of a calendar. A sexy calendar.

Never you fear, My Daguerreotype Boyfriend has got you covered with our double-sided 2013 +1863 calendar, complete with Civil War love letters and plenty of hunky dead dudes to get you through the year. 

Our next ship date is January 7th, so get in those orders now so you can start coordinating your schedule with your own Civil War boyfriend. Gettysburg is only a few months away!

Purchase yours today.

Digby Mackworth Dolben, age 19, c. 1867
This English poet frequently wore a monk’s habit while at Eton and wrote obsessive verse about a classmate with whom he was in love. He died at 19 while swimming with his tutor in a river, though some suggest he might have committed suicide, distraught over his unrequited love. 
"The Strangely Troubled Life of Digby Mackworth Dolben," Public Domain Review
Submitted by thecreepsies

Digby Mackworth Dolben, age 19, c. 1867

This English poet frequently wore a monk’s habit while at Eton and wrote obsessive verse about a classmate with whom he was in love. He died at 19 while swimming with his tutor in a river, though some suggest he might have committed suicide, distraught over his unrequited love. 

"The Strangely Troubled Life of Digby Mackworth Dolben," Public Domain Review

Submitted by thecreepsies

tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1890-1900’s, [tintype portrait of a gentleman with his camera bag]
via  Cowan’s Auctions

tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1890-1900’s, [tintype portrait of a gentleman with his camera bag]

via Cowan’s Auctions

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

“In the mid-1840s, the Scottish painter-photographer team of Hill and Adamson produced the first substantial body of self-consciously artistic work using the newly invented medium of photography.” 
This photograph is of the artistic half of that partnership, David Octavius Hill, a romantic landscape painter and secretary of the Royal Academy of Scotland, who “possessed a geniality, a ‘suavity of manner and absence of all affectation,’ that immediately set people at ease…” 
An article on Hill & Adamson on the  Met Museum site concludes:
“In a time as pervaded as ours is by photographic imagery, it is difficult to conceive that within the first few weeks of their collaboration, Hill and Adamson made more photographs than the two together had ever seen. In four-and-a-half years and nearly 3,000 images, they pioneered the aesthetic terrain of photography and created a body of work that still ranks among the highest achievements of photographic portraiture.”

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

“In the mid-1840s, the Scottish painter-photographer team of Hill and Adamson produced the first substantial body of self-consciously artistic work using the newly invented medium of photography.” 

This photograph is of the artistic half of that partnership, David Octavius Hill, a romantic landscape painter and secretary of the Royal Academy of Scotland, who “possessed a geniality, a ‘suavity of manner and absence of all affectation,’ that immediately set people at ease…” 

An article on Hill & Adamson on the  Met Museum site concludes:

“In a time as pervaded as ours is by photographic imagery, it is difficult to conceive that within the first few weeks of their collaboration, Hill and Adamson made more photographs than the two together had ever seen. In four-and-a-half years and nearly 3,000 images, they pioneered the aesthetic terrain of photography and created a body of work that still ranks among the highest achievements of photographic portraiture.”

Just because he was handsome doesn’t make this photograph any less awkward for F. Scott Fitzgerald.
laphamsquarterly:


F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald may have been the toast of the town, but in 1925 they sure did take an awkward Christmas photo.
Found in a copy of the Hemingway / Fitzgerald letters that we bought at the Strand, and excerpted in our latest issue, “Intoxication”

Just because he was handsome doesn’t make this photograph any less awkward for F. Scott Fitzgerald.

laphamsquarterly:

F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald may have been the toast of the town, but in 1925 they sure did take an awkward Christmas photo.

Found in a copy of the Hemingway / Fitzgerald letters that we bought at the Strand, and excerpted in our latest issue, “Intoxication”

21-year-old Theodore Roosevelt, one of many of young Roosevelt we have at MDB.
Here we have him with bushier mutton chops.
Here we have him not wearing a shirt.
Enjoy. 
Submitted by Alaina

21-year-old Theodore Roosevelt, one of many of young Roosevelt we have at MDB.

Here we have him with bushier mutton chops.

Here we have him not wearing a shirt.

Enjoy. 

Submitted by Alaina

From uchicagoadmissions, the coolest, most Indiana Jones-loving admissions Tumblr around!


The University of Chicago has an amazing archive of photos ranging back to the 1890s. We present as our daguerreotype boyfriends the University of Chicago Football Team, 1892. Link here contains more information about the players, which include Amos Alonzo Stagg, who contributed to a lot of the game of modern football and (as of 2011) has his name on the Stagg Trophy, awarded to the winner of the Big 10 conference championship in football. 
Information about the photo: http://photoarchive.lib.uchicago.edu/db.xqy?one=apf4-00669.xml
Information about Stagg: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amos_Alonzo_Stagg

From uchicagoadmissions, the coolest, most Indiana Jones-loving admissions Tumblr around!

The University of Chicago has an amazing archive of photos ranging back to the 1890s. We present as our daguerreotype boyfriends the University of Chicago Football Team, 1892. Link here contains more information about the players, which include Amos Alonzo Stagg, who contributed to a lot of the game of modern football and (as of 2011) has his name on the Stagg Trophy, awarded to the winner of the Big 10 conference championship in football. 

Information about the photo: http://photoarchive.lib.uchicago.edu/db.xqy?one=apf4-00669.xml

Information about Stagg: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amos_Alonzo_Stagg

Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with Company F hat and upside down U.S. belt buckle, armed with Colt revolver and cavalry sword. (Library of Congress)
Looks a little bit like the Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd, don’t you think?

Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with Company F hat and upside down U.S. belt buckle, armed with Colt revolver and cavalry sword. (Library of Congress)

Looks a little bit like the Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd, don’t you think?

tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1850, [daguerreotype portrait of an unusually posed gentleman]
via Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs, Skylight Gallery

tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1850, [daguerreotype portrait of an unusually posed gentleman]

via Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs, Skylight Gallery

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