“After the Regatta”

I had hoped to share a sporting image here on the blog while the Summer Olympics were going on in Tokyo, but the two weeks went by so fast that I didn't manage it.  Since today is the day after the Olympics, it seems appropriate to share a stereoview titled After the Regatta.  Published by... Continue Reading →

MIT students at Camp Cunningham (1917)

This publicity photograph was taken at a summer camp in East Machias, Maine, called Camp Cunningham.  The camp was organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to provide military-style training to students after their sophomore year.  The decision to organize the camp was made after the United States entered World War I in April... Continue Reading →

Young harpist in New Bedford

This cabinet card portrait was made at a studio in the port city of New Bedford, Massachusetts.  The studio belonged to a man named John O'Neil.  Google didn't turn up any information about Mr. O'Neil, so I looked at census records on Ancestry.  In the 1880 U.S. Census, I found a John E. O'Neil, age... Continue Reading →

Two men from Riga, Latvia

The two cartes-de-visite on this page came from an antiques dealer in Greenfield, Massachusetts, in the northwest part of the state.  On the back of the carte above is the name Adolphe with a question mark:   The portrait was made at the studio of E.v. Eggert, which probably stood for Emmanuel von Eggert (see... Continue Reading →

In costume in New Bedford

An oar appears for the second time on this blog in this group tableau from New Bedford, Massachusetts.  The cabinet card was made at John O'Neil's studio in the Hastings' Building.  The girls are all wearing the same classical costume, with one resting her hand on the oar, suggesting it was a symbolic part of... Continue Reading →

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