By Sarah Storti on February 25, 2013
I couldn’t decide which of these wonderful images to post this week, so lucky you: double image post today. The above comes from the Frances Benjamin Johnson Collection, part of the Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs Division. We may have a while to go until Easter, but I thought you might want to start [...]
By Emma Schlosser on February 4, 2013
Now that football season is officially over, we can look forward to enjoying America’s pastime. In honor of African American History Month, here’s a photograph of Morris Brown College’s baseball team, circa 1899 or 1900. Courtesy of the Daniel Murray Collection from the Library of Congress.
By Dana Wheeles on January 9, 2013
In honor of this past weekend’s U.S. premiere of Downton Abbey’s Season 3, this week’s image is an ambrotype from the Museum of Photographic Arts Collections depicting a woman dressed as a housekeeper. On the other half of the frame, we see the fence and gate to a large house – perhaps the very one [...]
By Dana Wheeles on January 2, 2013
Happy New Year from these dapper folks and all of us here at NINES!
By Emma Schlosser on October 10, 2012
After hearing an NPR interview on Columbus Day with Timothy Egan, author of Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis, I decided to share a particularly striking example of Curtis’ work. Curtis’ portraits, taken at the beginning of the twentieth century, document and commemorate the lives and [...]
By Sarah Storti on September 26, 2012
These precious children are using box cameras, first developed in the nineteenth century. The image comes from the Frances Benjamin Johnston collection, part of the Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs Online Catalog. You can search for more images in the Library of Congress’s collections via NINES!
By Dana Wheeles on July 31, 2012
Though it takes us a bit beyond the 19th century proper, this week’s NINES image takes us back to 1912, when the Olympics were hosted by the city of Stockholm, Sweden. The Library of Congress Bain Collection offers a number of fantastic pictures from the 1912 games, which can be perused here. Bonus Olympic goodness: [...]
By Dana Wheeles on April 26, 2012
This week’s image from George Eastman House on Flickr Commons is a photo by American photographer William M. Vander Weyde (c. 1900). By the middle of the nineteenth century, ten-pin bowling had become a popular past-time thanks to the introduction of indoor lanes. Women, like the two depicted above, also enjoyed playing and even organized [...]
By Dana Wheeles on April 4, 2012
In 1867, modern boxing (or pugilism) emerged as the sport we recognize, when the Marquess of Queensbury rules for amateur championships were drafted. These rules include the size and structure of the ring, as well as details regarding the three classes of fighters: lightweights, middleweights and heavyweights. This week’s photo comes from the George Eastman [...]
By alexgil on February 20, 2012
Here in Charlottesville we had the only few inches of snow that we will get this year. They will probably disappear during the course of the warm day. This haunting winter scene on the Mall in Central Park in New York captures very well the mood this morning. The black and white oscillation over proliferating [...]