31.5.14

Tintypes of Hot Dudes

If you're not familiar with the drool-inducing blog
 My Daguerrotype Boyfriend, you should head right on over there directly and have yourself a gander.
Some of the images below are from that site, some I've stumbled upon all by myself.


Lovely specimens, and all of them dead now.
None the less.
Doesn't hurt to just... have a peek...



{ Helloooo, Theo! The Teddy Bear himself: Theodore Roosevelt; 1879. }
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{ More like "Baberham".}
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{ Lewis Powell is looking so nice he gets photographed twice. Unfortunately he was put in those bracelets for his role in the assassination of President Lincoln. }
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{ The only confirmed photo of Billy the Kid.  Goofy-lookin' fella. }
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{ D. H. Lawrence could be considered a feminist for his smack-down response to a 1924 article called "The Ugliness of Women." }
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{ Chancey Brown, Sgt. at Arms for the Liberian State; 1856-60.}
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{ I sincerely hope this man had a Spanish accent. }
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{ I don't know, but I'd hang out with him. }
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{ Is that a hipster polar bear club?  No, it's 1863. }
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{ Baudelaire looking not so hot, actually. He wrote several poems about the need to be quite drunk. }
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{ Mark Twain, 1850, age 15.  Always good with words, he put the letters backward on his belt so that they came out forward in the photo. }
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Mr. Vague and his amazing tintypes have re-inspired my love for the original form of the photographic medium.  You need to check out his work, too.  Go!

Don't fret, because: equality!  I'll be posting an all-lady version soon.  Oh yeah.