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My Daguerreotype Boyfriend

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Chancy Brown, Sergeant at Arms for the Liberian Senate. Daguerreotype, c, 1856-1860. (Library of Congress)

Chancy Brown, Sergeant at Arms for the Liberian Senate. Daguerreotype, c, 1856-1860. (Library of Congress)

1917, “Great Gatsby” genius F.Scott Fitzgerald’s military portrait. I know he purchased the uniform for this photo at Brooks Brothers, was very excited to go to battle, but never ended up serving. It was a regret that supposedly haunted him his whole life, never being in a war. Anyhow, he’s adorable if you ask me.
Submitted by wendyhallphotography

1917, “Great Gatsby” genius F.Scott Fitzgerald’s military portrait. I know he purchased the uniform for this photo at Brooks Brothers, was very excited to go to battle, but never ended up serving. It was a regret that supposedly haunted him his whole life, never being in a war. Anyhow, he’s adorable if you ask me.

Submitted by wendyhallphotography

Unidentified Union solider, hand-colored tintype c. 1861-5 (Library of Congress)

Unidentified Union solider, hand-colored tintype c. 1861-5 (Library of Congress)

Is there a way we can purchase the calendar if we don't live in NYC? asked by japhysryders-deactivated2013091

Yes! The calendars were a big hit at Housing Works and we’re figuring out a way to sell them through the site in the next few days, just in time for the holidays.

For those of you in New York City, here’s a sneak peek at the limited-editon MDB calendar that will be on sale at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, Thursday at 7pm as a part of Tumblr Prep! All proceeds from the sale of the calendar will go directly to Housing Works.
You may notice it’s a dual 1863 and 2013 calendar—that’s so you can coordinate your schedule with your Daguerreotype BF when he’s off fighting at Gettysburg. On the reverse side are letters from Civil War soldiers to their ladies at home. 

For those of you in New York City, here’s a sneak peek at the limited-editon MDB calendar that will be on sale at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, Thursday at 7pm as a part of Tumblr Prep! All proceeds from the sale of the calendar will go directly to Housing Works.

You may notice it’s a dual 1863 and 2013 calendar—that’s so you can coordinate your schedule with your Daguerreotype BF when he’s off fighting at Gettysburg. On the reverse side are letters from Civil War soldiers to their ladies at home. 

Unidentified solider in Union uniform, hand-colored tintype c. 1861-5 (Library of Congress)

Unidentified solider in Union uniform, hand-colored tintype c. 1861-5 (Library of Congress)

How have we not included the Booth brothers on here?
laphamsquarterly:


The incident occurred while a group of passengers were late at night purchasing their sleeping car places from the conductor who stood on the station platform at the entrance of the car. The platform was about the height of the car floor, and there was of course a narrow space between the platform and the car body. There was some crowding, and I happened to be pressed by it against the car body while waiting my turn. In this situation the train began to move, and by the motion I was twisted off my feet, and had dropped somewhat, with feet downward, into the open space, and was personally helpless, when my coat collar was vigorously seized and I was quickly pulled up and out to a secure footing on the platform. Upon turning to thank my rescuer I saw it was Edwin Booth, whose face was of course well known to me, and I expressed my gratitude to him, and in doing so, called him by name.

Robert Lincoln, in a 1909 letter to Century Magazine, tells the tale of being saved from injury by Edwin Booth, brother of the infamous John Wilkes Booth, assassin of Robert Lincoln’s father, Abraham. Edwin Booth, an actor and the founder of the Players Club (only a stone’s throw from LQ Headquarters!)  was born on this day in 1833.

How have we not included the Booth brothers on here?

laphamsquarterly:

The incident occurred while a group of passengers were late at night purchasing their sleeping car places from the conductor who stood on the station platform at the entrance of the car. The platform was about the height of the car floor, and there was of course a narrow space between the platform and the car body. There was some crowding, and I happened to be pressed by it against the car body while waiting my turn. In this situation the train began to move, and by the motion I was twisted off my feet, and had dropped somewhat, with feet downward, into the open space, and was personally helpless, when my coat collar was vigorously seized and I was quickly pulled up and out to a secure footing on the platform. Upon turning to thank my rescuer I saw it was Edwin Booth, whose face was of course well known to me, and I expressed my gratitude to him, and in doing so, called him by name.

Robert Lincoln, in a 1909 letter to Century Magazine, tells the tale of being saved from injury by Edwin Booth, brother of the infamous John Wilkes Booth, assassin of Robert Lincoln’s father, Abraham. Edwin Booth, an actor and the founder of the Players Club (only a stone’s throw from LQ Headquarters!)  was born on this day in 1833.

From the submitter juliekrose:
This is a photo of my great-grandfather John Myklebust, between 1905 and 1910. He emigrated from Norway to North Dakota, and lived to be 97.

From the submitter juliekrose:

This is a photo of my great-grandfather John Myklebust, between 1905 and 1910. He emigrated from Norway to North Dakota, and lived to be 97.

For those headed to the movies this weekend, remember that Daguerreotype boyfriend Robert Todd Lincoln will be right there waiting for you. 
Slate has the complete round-up of excellent casting calls made in Lincoln.

For those headed to the movies this weekend, remember that Daguerreotype boyfriend Robert Todd Lincoln will be right there waiting for you. 

Slate has the complete round-up of excellent casting calls made in Lincoln.

100,000 Followers!

Dearest MDB fans, 

While we’ve been off the grid this week, we noticed that we just hit the incredible, unbelievable number of 100,000 followers. This site would not exist without your submissions, and the quality of boyfriends featured has been hugely exciting. 

Show your support for MDB by coming out to Tumblr Prep! on 11/15, where I’ll be giving a quick and dirty lecture about men featured here.

Thanks a million, 

MDB

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