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My Daguerreotype Boyfriend

Where early photography meets extreme hotness

Do submit your hot photographs

Today’s the last day to buy the MDB 2013 Calendar to ensure it arrives before Christmas!* One calendar is $12 and two calendars are $20, just in case you want to keep one for yourself. 
The first-ever MDB calendar is a double-sided affair, with a bonus 1863 calendar on the front, so you can schedule time with your boyfriend between Civil War battles. The reverse side features three love letters from soldiers to their sweethearts.
Purchase yours today!
*Unfortunately this doesn’t apply for international orders

Today’s the last day to buy the MDB 2013 Calendar to ensure it arrives before Christmas!* One calendar is $12 and two calendars are $20, just in case you want to keep one for yourself. 

The first-ever MDB calendar is a double-sided affair, with a bonus 1863 calendar on the front, so you can schedule time with your boyfriend between Civil War battles. The reverse side features three love letters from soldiers to their sweethearts.

Purchase yours today!

*Unfortunately this doesn’t apply for international orders

Brothers Stephen D. and Moses M. Boynton, Privates in the South Carolina Cavalry Battalion, c. 1861 (Library of Congress)

Brothers Stephen D. and Moses M. Boynton, Privates in the South Carolina Cavalry Battalion, c. 1861 (Library of Congress)

Melvil Dewey, creator of the Dewey Decimal System of library classification. This advocate of spelling reform changed his name from Melville to Melvil to avoid unnecessary letters.
Once again for you librarians in the back, the creator of the Dewey Decimal System was totally hot and didn’t take crap from silent letters. 
Submitted by childhoodoutfits

Melvil Dewey, creator of the Dewey Decimal System of library classification. This advocate of spelling reform changed his name from Melville to Melvil to avoid unnecessary letters.

Once again for you librarians in the back, the creator of the Dewey Decimal System was totally hot and didn’t take crap from silent letters. 

Submitted by childhoodoutfits

And now a submission from The Smithsonian. (Love it when these great institutions get in touch with their boyfriends of their very own!)

Thought we would share our latest post with you. Is this a photo from the Civil War or an Urban Outfitters ad? 
Lt. George Custer and Fellow Union Troops Picnicking During the Civil War. May 20, 1862.

And now a submission from The Smithsonian. (Love it when these great institutions get in touch with their boyfriends of their very own!)

Thought we would share our latest post with you. Is this a photo from the Civil War or an Urban Outfitters ad? 

Lt. George Custer and Fellow Union Troops Picnicking During the Civil War. May 20, 1862.

An unknown young gentleman, London, c. 1903
Submitted by Caitlin Aitchison

An unknown young gentleman, London, c. 1903

Submitted by Caitlin Aitchison

Submitter Sara G. sends in this class officers list from 1915, noting that treasurer George Donnell is a dead ringer for Joseph Gordon-Levitt (and thus, Robert Todd Lincoln?)

Submitter Sara G. sends in this class officers list from 1915, noting that treasurer George Donnell is a dead ringer for Joseph Gordon-Levitt (and thus, Robert Todd Lincoln?)

From the submitter, Vix:
This guy was a relative from my maternal Grandfather’s side of the family. Apparently he went mad and ended his days in an asylum.
Reminds us a little of our original Daguerreotype BF, Robert Cornelius!

From the submitter, Vix:

This guy was a relative from my maternal Grandfather’s side of the family. Apparently he went mad and ended his days in an asylum.

Reminds us a little of our original Daguerreotype BF, Robert Cornelius!

lostsplendor:

Tonio Selwart: Wartime Expressions via The New York Public Library

Captain Jesse Sharpe Barnes, age 19 c. 1861-2. Barnes was killed on May 31 at Seven Pines, VA.
The left portrait of Confederate Captain Barnes is in the Civil War collection of the Library of Congress. The portrait on the right was found by a collector in an antique shop in 1992, and it wasn’t until the LOC put their images on Flickr in 2009 that the two were recognized as being the same person. 
Notice that Barnes is wearing the exact same grey coat in each picture, just in a different style. Presumably, the right picture was taken second, after the coat had seen a few battles and Sharpe grew a war-ready moustache. What do you think?
Captain Jesse Sharpe Barnes is also one of the featured faces on the 2013 My Daguerreotype Boyfriend calendar, available for purchase. 

Captain Jesse Sharpe Barnes, age 19 c. 1861-2. Barnes was killed on May 31 at Seven Pines, VA.

The left portrait of Confederate Captain Barnes is in the Civil War collection of the Library of Congress. The portrait on the right was found by a collector in an antique shop in 1992, and it wasn’t until the LOC put their images on Flickr in 2009 that the two were recognized as being the same person

Notice that Barnes is wearing the exact same grey coat in each picture, just in a different style. Presumably, the right picture was taken second, after the coat had seen a few battles and Sharpe grew a war-ready moustache. What do you think?

Captain Jesse Sharpe Barnes is also one of the featured faces on the 2013 My Daguerreotype Boyfriend calendar, available for purchase. 

You asked for it, you got it.
The My Daguerreotype Boyfriend 2013 calendar is NOW ON SALE.
The first-ever MDB calendar is a double-sided affair, with a bonus 1863 calendar on the front, so you can schedule time with your boyfriend between Civil War battles. The reverse side features three love letters from soldiers to their sweethearts.
The 12x18 calendars are $12 each plus shipping and tax, and we’re also selling two for $20, because we know you’ll want to keep one for yourself and give one as a gift. 

You asked for it, you got it.

The My Daguerreotype Boyfriend 2013 calendar is NOW ON SALE.

The first-ever MDB calendar is a double-sided affair, with a bonus 1863 calendar on the front, so you can schedule time with your boyfriend between Civil War battles. The reverse side features three love letters from soldiers to their sweethearts.

The 12x18 calendars are $12 each plus shipping and tax, and we’re also selling two for $20, because we know you’ll want to keep one for yourself and give one as a gift. 

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