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Star Spangled Banner

Star Spangled Banner

Ascent of the "Star Spangled Banner" - the hot air balloon of Professor S. A. King of Boston. CDV by J. P. & F. W. Hardy, Bangor, Maine.
Peruvian Railway Engine, Pasamayo

Peruvian Railway Engine, Pasamayo

Lima Railroad - Ancón - Chancay (Missing) Another very interesting Peruvian railway. The railroad began in 1867 as the Lima-Huacho railway project. The first stage put into operation at the beginning of 1870 was the Lima-Ancón section of 42 km and wide gauge of 1,435 m. It was the work of Don Waldo Graña. At the end of that same year, the Ancón-Chancay section was inaugurated, following the line of the dangerous section called Pasamayo. In Chancay it connected with the train to Huaral and Palpa. ...
Beauty

Beauty

Original circa 1864-1865 CDV photo of a white woman, her daughter, and standing in the rear with a smile on his face, a young African American boy. CDV is 4" x 2.5" and in very good antique condition, with that light discoloration streak. The boy's face and collar have darkening to them.. I could be wrong, but it looks intentional, as if somebody tried to make him appear a little less obvious in the photo! A fascinating image, one I have never seen before. It was photographed by Samuel P. Burgert's ...
Sioux Encampment

Sioux Encampment

Sioux or Omaha Indian prairie gathering by Oscar A. Stearns of Columbus, Nebraska.
Chief Standing Buffalo by Julius Meyer

Chief Standing Buffalo by Julius Meyer

Standing Buffalo Reclining on the ground with his shotgun, Winnebago Chief Standing Buffalo wears an impressive grizzly bear claw necklace in this circa 1871 photograph likely taken on the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska, where his people were moved in 1863-64.
Delavan Bates

Delavan Bates

Colonel Delavan Bates waited 27 years to receive his Medal of Honor. He was awarded the prestigious accolade in 1891 for “gallantry in action where he fell, shot through the face, at the head of his regiment” on Cemetery Hill during the Battle of the Crater at Petersburg, VA in July 1864. Colonel Bates was the commander of one the aforementioned troops of black soldiers trained to go into the crater. He was the very first person to enter the crater after the “turkey shoot”. It had been some time ...
Fleck Hotel

Fleck Hotel

CDV of the beautiful Fleck Hotel in Austin, MN.
The Stonington Fisherman

The Stonington Fisherman

"The Stonington Fisherman" Zebulon Hancox born 9/13/1808. In his younger days he was a teacher of mathematics and penmanship. Small newspaper clipping reads - "Zeb, the hermit fisherman," who lives a lonely life near Stonington, Conn., has amassed a fortune of $50,000 from an annual income of from $300 to $500, which he has made from his fishing boat during the past forty years. He started with a capital of $90, which he invested in a dory, and his annual expenses, food and all, have rarely been more than $25.
White Swan by Jackson

White Swan by Jackson

Photograph, studio portrait of White Swan, "Thohaska", Yankton Sioux Chief, Yankton Omaha, sitting on a chair, half-length, frontal, he is wearing a single feather in his hair, hair and neck-ornament, skin shirt with fringes and is holding a tomahawk.