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June 19, 2017

29 Extremely Rare Pictures Document Everyday Life of the United States in the 1860s

Not easy to take a photograph in the 1860s. The images in this era (and probably few decades late) were mostly portraits of people in the studios. So these pictures of American life in the 1860s are really rare and worth to see.


A Snowy Day in Westchester County, New York

An interior view of Colby's Clothing Store with its staff, Taunton, Massachusetts

Boatman at Emerald Pool, New Bedford, Massachusetts

Boys at a woodpile, somewhere in Wisconsin or Connecticut

Brink & Ransom on Second Street in Louisville, Kentucky

Dedication of an early Civil War monument, Hopkinton, Iowa

Doors Sash & Blinds, Northfield, Minnesota

Downtown after a rainstorm, Hartford, Connecticut

Dry Goods Store in Princeton, Illinois

Everett's Drug Store, Henry, Illinois

Man and horse at barn in Springfield, Massachusetts

Men and children stand on a brick sidewalk adjacent to an apothecary, Salem, Massachusetts

Party at Judges' Cave Rock, New Haven, Connecticut

Seven men and an intrepid dog are perched on top of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

Soldiers and their ladies at play, New York City

Taking a Break on Mt. Mansfield, Vermont

The crew of the steam-powered fire engine 'Francis S. Bartow' pose on the streets of Savannah, Georgia

The hunting and fishing party, Champlain, New York

The W.K. Lewis & Brothers Condensed Milk Manufactory in West Brookfield, Massachusetts

Train wreck in Richmondville, New York

Two women standing by a grave in Kenyon-Rosse Chapel Cemetery, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio

Umbrella Rock on Lookout Mountain at Chattanooga, Tennessee

Women in front of their house, Barton, Vermont

Women on an ivy-covered porch, Cannelton, Indiana

Women on the home front, Corning, New York

A child dressed in ruffled shirt, cape and fur hat sits on a horse in the front yard of a home adorned with four stately columns, Latrobe, Pennsylvania

A Civil War era academy, Orford, New Hampshire

A crowd of folks gather around the Glen Mountain House in Watkins Glen, New York

A group poses in front of a house in Saratoga Springs, New York



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