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November 26, 2019

40 Amazing Colorized Photos of People From the Mid-19th Century

Long before color photography popularity, here below is an amazing collection of colorized photos from Ann Longmore-Etheridge that shows portraits of people in the 1840s and 1850s.

Frail sister and handsome brother

A pink bow and a frown

Beautifully dressed woman

Blue-eyed sailor

Boy wearing a mourning brooch

Charming girl in dress

Daddy's darling

Dark beauty with soulful eyes

Dude with a top hat

Freckled Philadelphia mother with her child

Handsome chappie

Icy blue stare

Lace collar and cap

Little boy with his mom

Little boy with lovely curled hair

Man wearing glasses

Mother and daughter


On the back read: "Agatha Ellen Franklyn"

On the back read: "Anson, 597 Broadway, NY"

On the back read: "Mrs. Stephen Emmons. Catherine Brown,"

Pale face inside a dark bonnet

Personable lady

Portrait of a lovely mouner

Portrait of a young beauty

Portrait of a young wife

Proper lady

Proud mother and laughing infant

Red as the rose

Shy boy

Sisters wear coral necklaces and bracelets


Widow and daughter

Woman wearing a white widow's cap, a hair mourning brooch and jet bracelets

Wonderfully dressed woman

Written on reverse: "George Amos Peirce"

Young father and son

Young lady with beautiful eyes

Young mourning woman

Young woman holding her baby

1 comment:

  1. It's nice to be able to look behind the photos when there's enough to go on. George Amos Pierce was a Maine wheelwright who converted to Spiritualism and became a professional clairvoyant. He apparently practiced as some sort of physician and was addressed and known as "Dr." late in life. His name appears in an 1870 list of spiritualist lecturers. He is buried in the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Androscoggin County, Maine.




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