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Franz Liszt, Austrian-Hungarian composer, still looking quite foxy at 47 in 1858.

A physician whose speciality is the disorders of women and with whom I conversed as to the magic which our Liszt exercises on his public, smiled mysteriously and told many things of magnetism, galvanism, electricity, of contagion in an overheated hall…
—Heinrich Heine explains the phenomenon of Lizstomania in 1844.

Submitted by maidith

Franz Liszt, Austrian-Hungarian composer, still looking quite foxy at 47 in 1858.

A physician whose speciality is the disorders of women and with whom I conversed as to the magic which our Liszt exercises on his public, smiled mysteriously and told many things of magnetism, galvanism, electricity, of contagion in an overheated hall…

Heinrich Heine explains the phenomenon of Lizstomania in 1844.

Submitted by maidith


John Calhoun Chamberlain, Civil War chaplain for the 11th Maine and brother to Brigadier General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, famous for leading the bayonet charge defense of Little Round Top, Gettysburg, PA, in July of 1863.
Died at 29 after surviving the war.

John Calhoun Chamberlain, Civil War chaplain for the 11th Maine and brother to Brigadier General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, famous for leading the bayonet charge defense of Little Round Top, Gettysburg, PA, in July of 1863.

Died at 29 after surviving the war.

From the submitter maidith
Daguerreotype of Charles Des Voeux, taken in 1845. He was an officer aboard the HMS Erebus, one of the ships of the doomed Franklin Expedition.

From the submitter maidith

Daguerreotype of Charles Des Voeux, taken in 1845. He was an officer aboard the HMS Erebus, one of the ships of the doomed Franklin Expedition.

1850’s daguerreotype of a unidentified man with black leather gloves.
Submitted by Sarah

1850’s daguerreotype of a unidentified man with black leather gloves.

Submitted by Sarah

Actor boyfriend!
From the submitter howpaperrusts:
"Pantomimist" 1870s, tintypes of Fawdon Vokes, né Walter Fawdon (from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Fall 2012)


"[He] joined the ranks of the Vokes Family, a group of London performers who toured the United States beginning in 1872. Somewhere on tour, perhaps in Philadelphia, Vokes stopped at a portrait studio to act his roles before the camera."

Actor boyfriend!

From the submitter howpaperrusts:

"Pantomimist" 1870s, tintypes of Fawdon Vokes, né Walter Fawdon (from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Fall 2012)

"[He] joined the ranks of the Vokes Family, a group of London performers who toured the United States beginning in 1872. Somewhere on tour, perhaps in Philadelphia, Vokes stopped at a portrait studio to act his roles before the camera."

The sculptor Auguste Rodin in 1862, age 22. Photograph by Charles Aubrey.
Submitted by Ben Breen, editor of The Appendix.

The sculptor Auguste Rodin in 1862, age 22. Photograph by Charles Aubrey.

Submitted by Ben Breen, editor of The Appendix.

A.E. Parr, who would become director of the American Museum of Natural History in the early 1940s. 
Submitted by jaimealyse

A.E. Parr, who would become director of the American Museum of Natural History in the early 1940s. 

Submitted by jaimealyse

From submitter librarywindow
Found this sailor in the archives of my local public library in west-central Ohio. Gotta love those boots!
Update! photographsbymiranda notes: He’s actually wearing gaiters over his pant legs and what are probably regular shoes.

From submitter librarywindow

Found this sailor in the archives of my local public library in west-central Ohio. Gotta love those boots!

Update! photographsbymiranda notes: He’s actually wearing gaiters over his pant legs and what are probably regular shoes.

From submitter Brian Feller:
Alva Wilder (1842-1918), my great-great Grandfather. Taken we believe in 1862. He was a Civil War vet for the North. He was part of the 1st Michigan Light Artillery Battery “A” which was also known as the Loomis’ Battery.

From submitter Brian Feller:

Alva Wilder (1842-1918), my great-great Grandfather. Taken we believe in 1862. He was a Civil War vet for the North. He was part of the 1st Michigan Light Artillery Battery “A” which was also known as the Loomis’ Battery.

Santiago Ramón y Cajal in his early twenties, c. 1870. The father of modern neuroscience (who mapped the anatomy of the neuron and its cells) was also an amateur bodybuilder and gymnast in his youth.
Here he is with a beard, c. 1876. Cajal really gets our neurons firing, if you know what I mean.
Submitted by coveted

Santiago Ramón y Cajal in his early twenties, c. 1870. The father of modern neuroscience (who mapped the anatomy of the neuron and its cells) was also an amateur bodybuilder and gymnast in his youth.

Here he is with a beard, c. 1876. Cajal really gets our neurons firing, if you know what I mean.

Submitted by coveted

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