By Dana Wheeles on January 5, 2012
Phoebe Apperson Hearst and all of us here at NINES wish you a happy new year!
By heatherbowlby on January 31, 2011
This albumen print (1866) is part of a pair originally published by Lawrence & Houseworth in their “Gems of California” collection as a stereographic view. Two people can be seen skiing down a wintry slope in this photograph, which features an original caption reading “Metho[d] of traveling on snow shoes.” This image is available from […]
By Dana Wheeles on November 30, 2010
This portrait of novelist Louisa May Alcott comes from the Berg Collection portrait files at the New York Public Library. Taken by James Notman in 1865, the photograph shows Alcott posed on a wicker chair, with her writing desk in the background. Browse other author portraits from the Berg Collection here, or search Adam Matthew […]
By Dana Wheeles on August 16, 2010
Amongst the large number of tent portraits collected in the Library of Congress Civil War photo set, there are two startling images depicting family life during the war. This is one of two pictures, taken moments apart, showing women working amongst the soldiers, with small children nearby. According to its title, it was taken in […]