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A blog about everything in the Ancient World, run by history students and graduates from different fields.



Artifacts, Castles, Coins, Ruins & Megaliths - An all-original, photo-rich Tumblr





"Until the handkerchief of history covers us with its Times New Roman black and white post script..."

This blog is a collection of vernacular photography and ephemera focused mainly within the curious and often misunderstood realm of 19th century America. I have a soft spot for all things silly, antiquated, macabre, and grotesque. The content is from a variety of collections; public, academic, and private. In addition, there's an occasional emphasis on Ulysses S Grant and the Civil War, as well.

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Browse by Photograph Type: Tintypes, Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, Carte de visites, Albumen prints, Cabinet cards, Silver prints

Popular Tags: Black history, Medicine, Emotive, Post Mortem, Occupational, Civil War, The Original Hipsters, Spirit photography, Circus, Sideshow

Additional Tags: Children, Pets, Dogs, Painted backdrop, Photo-manipulation, Cross-dressing, Hidden mother, Couples, Women, Advertising, Hand-tinted, Erotic, Studio, Firemen, Science, Facial hair, Eyes, Religion, Beard, Fashion, Music, Trick photography, Photographic History, Guns, Weapons, Beer, Wine, Instruments, Lookout Mountain, Ulysses S. Grant

My Other Blogs & Websites: Heck Yes, Americana - Fuck Yeah, American Art - Architectural Indulgences - Decorative Indulgences - Instagram



A blog about everything in the Ancient World, run by history students and graduates from different fields.



A blog about everything in the Ancient World, run by history students and graduates from different fields.



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A collection of news, photos, and information from Mongolia. This blog uses a queue and updates three times a day. I try to properly credit all photos. If I have the credit on one of yours wrong, or you don't want it posted here, let me know and I will fix it immediately. You can use the "Ask Me Anything" link even if you don't have a tumblr account.



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