19th century, research

Notman Photographic Archive

I’ve had this on my links page for a while, but since I am once again rediscovering its glories, I wanted to call your attention to the Notman Photographic Archives at the Musee McCord, which you can view online via their Keys to History. This is a collection of over 450,000 photographs from 1860 on (plus a few from 1840-60), which just bazillions and bazillions of fabulous period portrait photography. Like this beauty. Go! Search! Download!

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  • Reply Kate in England July 19, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    Oh. My. God.

    Well, I was wondering what to do with my weekend…

  • Reply Alessandra Kelley July 26, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    Wow. What an amazing resource.

    Just a note about “this beauty” you linked to. Does it look to you like that overdress is transparent, like maybe silk organza or something? Along the back of the skirt and at the bottom ruffle there is a suggestion of transparency. It would be a gorgeous summer dress.

    Alessandra the Artist

    (PS, Did you get my Poirot sketches?)

  • Reply Myna Bird August 18, 2007 at 7:45 am

    Thanks for the reminder:) The site changes the way to view files so often, nice to see it’s nice and easy to hunt down files again!

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