Friday, January 18, 2013

Photos-1840s-1850s-Nearly Arcane Trades


One of the most enlightening inventions of the 19th century was photography. This inexpensive method of making portraits allowed us to see all levels of people in society, rather than just the wealthy who could afford to have paintings of their families.

Locksmith


Blacksmith


Furniture Maker


Surveyor


Coachman


Cooper


Stonemason


Watchmaker


Carpenters


Butcher


Blacksmith


Butcher


Chimneysweep


Miners

Peddlar

Railroad Designer


Scene Painter


Shoemaker

Sign Painter


Teamsters


Toleware Painter



Blacksmith



Butcher



Carpenter holding a mallet and chisel



Carriage Driver with buggy whip



Cook



Daguerreotypist



Fisherman



Indiana Survey Crew



Merchant marine sailor



Miner with pick and shovel



Mule Train Driver with his whip



Musician



Plasterers 1850



Scientist or Pharmacist



Shoe model maker



Watchmaker

3 comments:

  1. Do you have any more information on these photos? There is one in specific I would like to know more about.

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  2. No, I am sorry, I do not. You might try a reverse image search of the one you are interested in on Google images. Good luck.

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  3. Thanks for collecting these photos into one place. It is a great help to Historical Interpreters.

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