Timestamp: 1397775646


ca. 1860’s, [ambrotype portrait of a Confederate soldier wearing a plaid shirt and a holstered pistol. He carries a large bedroll, a percussion rifle and a kepi with the letters “4 SLG” for the 4th Sumter Light Guards]

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Timestamp: 1397718040


ca. 1860s, [ambrotype portrait of two dogs at their kennel]

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Timestamp: 1397689259




Timestamp: 1397631633


Black soldiers have been portrayed or ignored by mainstream history. Yet, they have been at the center of every American military saga since Crispus Attacks drew the unfortunate distinction of being the first American killed in the Revolutionary War. This photo set tries to reverse that erasure. 

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Timestamp: 1397602856


  • Unidentified African American Soldier in Union Infantry Sergeant’s Uniform and Black Mourning Ribbon with Bayonet 

Quotes about black soldiers in the Civil War~

  • "The next hospital I enter will, I hope, be one for the colored regiments, as they seem to be proving their right to the admiration and kind offices of their white relations, who owe them so large a debt, a little of which I shall be so proud to pay."  —- Louisa May Alcott, Author of Little WomenHospital Sketches, 1863

    "Do you know that if it was not for the black men this war never would have been brought to a close with success to the Union, and the liberty of your race, if it had not been for the Negro.  I want you to understand that."  —-- Major Martin R. Delaney, African American recruiter and first black staff officer in the US military, 1865

    Date Created/Published: [between 1863 and 1865] Medium: 1 photograph : quarter-plate ambrotype, hand-colored ; 12.0 x 9.5 cm (case) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/civilwar/aasoldrs/

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Timestamp: 1397545235



Betty Lindley, 1914


Timestamp: 1396681234


Paper Moon & the Edwardian Twins (by WonderfullyStrange)

Timestamp: 1395874846


Duy Tan  (1900 - 1945) Emperor of Annam 

Timestamp: 1393628472


Portrait of Li Hongzhang in Tianjin, 1878

Timestamp: 1393570833