Vintage photos for July



Lillian Russell, famous actress in her time.

This and the Hood are on magic lantern slides.

The HMS Hood, which was sunk by the Bismark in WWII with a loss of 1415 hands.

An RPPC is a Real Photo Post Card. You can still buy or make them today. They were popular in the very early 1900s.

This is a tintype. Too fragile to carry around in your pocket, they were usually placed in a small case.

Found this inside. It says "This was taken at Springfield Indiana by Mr [something] in 1856 when I was in my 25th year"

Some of these pictures look hazy as they are taken from glass plate negatives, and the emulsion, which contains silver, oxidized.

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