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June 18, 2019

22 Amazing Photographs That Capture Life of the U.S in the 1850s

The History of Photography Archive is a private collection, owned by archivist Patrick Montgomery, of original 19th and 20th century photographs, books and related artifacts that traces the technical and artistic development of photography and photo-mechanical printing from their origins in England and France in the early 19th century up through worldwide use in the mid-20th century.

Here below is an amazing photo set from this archieve that shows life of the U.S in the 1850s.

American farm, circa late 1850s

Associate Presbyterian Church, July 1854. (Photo by Frederick DeBourg Richards)

RR track over Niagara Suspension Bridge, 1854. (Photo by Friedrich Langenheim & Wilhelm Langenheim )

Trenton Falls, New York, circa 1855. (Photo by Friedrich Langenheim & Wilhelm Langenheim )

Butler Mansion House, Philadelphia, 1856. (Photo by James Earl McClees)

Battle Monument, Baltimore, circa 1858. (Photo by Friedrich Langenheim & Wilhelm Langenheim )

General view of Niagara Falls, from American side, 1858. (Photo by Friedrich Langenheim & Wilhelm Langenheim)

Girard College, Philadelphia, circa 1858. (Photo by Friedrich Langenheim & Wilhelm Langenheim)

Kaaterskill Falls, Catskill Mountains, New York, circa 1858. (Photo by Friedrich Langenheim & Wilhelm Langenheim )

Near Delaware Water Gap, 1858. (Photo by Friedrich Langenheim & Wilhelm Langenheim)

Niagara Falls from the American side, 1858. (Photo by Friedrich Langenheim & Wilhelm Langenheim)

Philadelphia from Independence Hall, 1858. (Photo by Friedrich Langenheim & Wilhelm Langenheim)

Terrapin Tower, from Goat Island, Niagara, 1858. (Photo by Friedrich Langenheim & Wilhelm Langenheim)

Willey House, White Mountains, New Hampshire, circa 1858. (Photo by Friedrich Langenheim & Wilhelm Langenheim )

Free Quaker's Meeting House, Philadelphia, March 1859. (Photo by Frederick DeBourg Richards)

Garden scene in Philadelphia, 1859

House in Philadelphia, 1859

Ledger Building, Philadelphia, circa late 1850s. (Photo by Bartlett, French & Smith)

Niagara Falls from Point Prospect, 1859. (Photo by Friedrich Langenheim & Wilhelm Langenheim)

Niagara Suspension Bridge, circa 1859. (Photo by Langenheim & Loyd Co)

On Indian Creek, opposite West Point, NY, circa 1859. (Photo by Friedrich Langenheim & Wilhelm Langenheim)

St. Michael's Church, Philadelphia, 1859. (Photo by Frederick DeBourg Richards)




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