Friday Faire.–Vintage Portraits.

This week’s faire is from the U.S. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog, which contains a wide cross-section of still pictures from  a large number of online collections.  The images for today are  a random selection of vintage portraits.

Keokuk. Keokuk Jr. and his son Charles – c.1868

Moses Keokuk (also known as Watchful Fox), son of the famous Sac and Fox chief Keokuk, and Moses’ son, 14 year old Charles Keokuk, full-length portrait, standing, facing front.Photograph taken during their 1868 visit to Washington, D.C., when they were part of an an unofficial Sac and Fox delegation.

Collection: Miscellaneous Items in High Demand

President A. Lincoln reading the Bible to his son

Photographshows Abraham Lincoln, seated, facing right, reading to his son Tad, standing to the President’s left, facing front.Collection: Miscellaneous Items in High Demand

Published: New York : Published by W. Schaus, 749 Broadway, c1865.

convicts A group of hard-labor convicts (common criminals) in Siberia

Photograph: c. 1885

Part of: Views of people and places in Siberia from the George Kennan papers

Bill and Ellen Thomas, ex-slaves, Hondo, Texas

Photograph: 1937 May 22.Portraits of African American ex-slaves from the U.S. Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers’ Project slave narratives collections.


Ramallah woman in native costume

Ramallah woman in native costume (Palestine)

Photograph shows a portrait of Fahra Tzahak Fadeh.

Color slide reproduced from black and white negative or print which was handcolored, and then photographed with color film.


Matson (G. Eric and Edith) Photograph Collection

General John L Chamberlain

Photograph: Negative was a gift to Library of Congrass by Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955.

Part of: Harris & Ewing Collection


John L Chamberlain


John Edgar Hoover

Photograph: Negative was a gift to Library of Congrass by Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955.

Part of: Harris & Ewing Collection


Col. Henry Ashby, 2nd Regt. Tenn. Cavalry

Picture is part of Civil War glass negative collection

Col Henry Ashby 2nd Regt Tenn Cavalry

Lawrence Killey

Lawrence Killey

Artist: Alfred R. Waud.
Drawing – c. 1865
Part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings
Inscribed on verso: 3 Jersey Cavalry; Broad yellow band on trousers, yellow braid and large buttons on jacket, false hussar jacket lined with yellow; cap without visor-braided with yellow; very few dress coats [?] on jackets in the Western army; blouse-Army of Potomac more dressy with cap reg. compy [?] marks etc.

His Excel: G: Washington Esq: L.L.D.

Late commander in chief of the armies of the U.S. of America & president of the Convention of 1787 / painted & engrav’d by C.W. Peale.

Engraving, 1787, Charles Wilson Peale

Summary: Print shows George Washington, head-and-shoulders portrait, in uniform, facing slightly right; in oval.



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