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GREAT IMAGES BY AS-YET UNAPPRECIATED & UNDERVALUED ARTISTS

 

 

 

 

MUSEUM OF VERNACULAR PHOTOGRAPHY

 

 

I'M NOT REALLY...

As a matter of course, actors portray people who they are not.  Most of the time these people are characters who never existed and were made up by writers.  Sometimes, however, these same actors do portray historical people who actually did  exist.

On some occasions, ordinary people who are not actors will dress up as historical personages,  for various reasons, i.e. school plays, tableaus, parades, advertising, parties, Halloween, fun, charity, or just because. Here are some images of people who are not really who they seem to be.


 

PN. Hand colored Real photo  post card.

PN. Hand colored real photo postcard.

NAPOLEON

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Augustus Cook. March 8, 1900. 8 X 12 inch albumen print

Rhea.  Albumen cabinet card by Falk, N.Y.

 

 

 


 

 

JOSEPHINE

AS. Hand colored real photo postcard.

 

JOAN D' ARC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

W. R. Owen.  Albumen cabinet card by Falk, N.Y.

 

 

 

 

 

MURAT

 

Hand colored real photo postcard.

 

JESUS CHRIST

 


 

 

Willard Bros. Westboro, Mass. Real photo postcard

 

 

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

A. Newman. Rochester, NY. Col. Loomis. GAR Aug. 1911.Real photo postcard

 

 

Polaroid photograph

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL PHIL SHERIDAN

 

Cabinet card. City Gallery. Reading, PA.

 

 

 

 

HORACE GREELEY

 

2 1/2 X 4 1/4 inch snapshot. E.R. Legion

 


 

 

George Hurrell. "Kids Again." Dorothy Jordan, Dorothy McNulty, & Harriet Lake. 10 X 13 inch toned silver print.

 

 

 

 

THE SPIRIT OF 76

 

 


 

 

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Taggard. Lynn, Mass. Toned gelatin silver print. 4 X 5 1/2 inches. Ca. 1900.

UNCLE SAM

 

 

 

 

 


 

Silver Print. 4 1/2 X 6 1/2 inches.  Birth Of Our Nation's Flag

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNCLE SAM 

BETSY ROSS

 

Joseph  Kilgour in Captain Barrington

 

 

GEORGE WASHINGTON

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"A presidential reception held in the M.E. Church Knoxville, Iowa in the 1880's-Cleveland's first Presidential reign. 6 1/2 X 8 1/2 inch albumen print.

GEORGE  & 
MARTHA WASHINGTON,
COLUMBIA, UNCLE SAM, & GROVER & 
FRANCIE
CLEVELAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Albumen cabinet card

 

 

 

 

GEORGE & 
MARTHA WASHINGTON

 

Harry Warnecke. Tri Carbro Print. 1948.


 

SANTA CLAUS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

EAS. Hand colored real photo postcard

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 1/2 X 3 1/2 inch snapshot. July, 1955

DAVY CROCKETT

Corry & Dutton, Cato NY. Real photo postcard

WILLIAM S. HART

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Anonymous real photo postcard. Won first prize in a fancy dress ball.

 

 

 

 

 

CHARLIE CHAPLIN

 

 

 

 

RES IPSA LOQUITUR
LET THE THING SPEAK FOR ITSELF

 

images  from the museum collection are not available for sale

 

THE  PHOTOGRAPHS ON THIS PAGE ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN AN ISSUE OF VERNACULAR PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE

 


 

 

 

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  April 19, 2014

An  assortment of  19th and 20th century photographs 
taken  by anonymous 
&
  still obscure photographers

                                                                                 Copyright 2000 
                                                                    by Richard T. Rosenthal. All rights reserved.