The Earliest Photographs Of Victorians Smiling
For years online historians have tried to convince people in article after article that people in the 1800's never smiled. My groundbreaking research show that this is completely untrue. There are actually hundreds, if not thousands of photographs of people smiling from the 1850's and 1860's alone. The selection I have posted here include daguerreotypes, hand-colored stereoviews, and carte de visites taken in England, France, and the United States.
Rare Civil War Photographs Converted Into Film-Like Animations
Collection of photographic sequences taken in quick succession with a four-lens stereoscopic camera in which a time of possibly a few seconds elapsed between when the images on the glass negative plate were exposed. A primitive film emerges when they are animated as seen in these videos. They were probably all taken by a photographer employed by Mathew Brady during the Civil War.
Busting The Myth That People In Old Photographs Never Smiled
A collection of the earliest photographs of people smiling. The criteria for smiling in the collection are photographs where a person's teeth are showing as many times I have found that claims of a smile can be hard to verify without this rule. I believe this is the largest collection ever assembled of such photographs from the 1840's, 1850's, and 1860's.
Rare 3D Stereoscopic Daguerreotype Portraits From The 1850's
A collection of stereoscopic daguerreotype portraits from the 1850's which I animated. The first few subjects are famous and the rest were probably wealthy individuals, most of whom are unidentified today. The collection are by French, British, and American photographers.
Rare Photographs Of John Wilkes Booth Converted Into A Film-Like Animated Sequence
Film-like animated sequence I created of seven photographs of President Abraham Lincoln's assassin and famous 19th-century actor John Wilkes Booth (center) posing with two unidentified men, possibly actors, said to be taken in 1861. The images were probably meant to be used as promotional material for an unknown theatrical production.
List Of The First Combat Photographs Ever Taken
I have researched early military photography for a few years online and have found there is no conclusive list of the earliest combat photography and so I have set out to make one. Combat photography can be differentiated from other types of war photography in that the action of battle can be seen occurring in the photograph. The first war photography took place in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) by an anonymous photographer, but it wasn't until the American Civil War (1861-1865) that the first combat photos were taken. Because of the limitations posed by the time and complexity it took to take a photo in the mid-to-late 1800's made it difficult to obtain images during battles but a few of naval actions did emerge. There was also not a tradition of journalists and artists putting their lives on the line for an image. The overall amount of combat photography before World War One was small, but a few images did emerge from a few courageous and pioneering people. By the time of World War One governments saw the value in having large numbers of photographers to document conflicts for propaganda purposes and improved camera technology allowed combat photographers to routinely capture most iconic images of many conflicts.