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Posted 2 years ago

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rniederman
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I enjoy acquiring interesting images to display with my early wood & brass camera collection. This beautiful stereoview is of an eagle posed proudly over a 35-star American flag. I assume the unknown photographer used a 'stuffed' eagle because it could remain motionless long enough for an exposure lasting many seconds. Then again, you never know.

The 35-star flag became official on July 4th, 1863 when a star was added for the admission of West Virginia on June 20th, 1863. The flag lasted two years until July 3rd, 1865 when Nevada was admitted. Two presidents served during the time of this flag; Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson.

This painstakingly hand tinted image probably dates a little later than the flag - although I would like to think the image was made in the 1860s, it is more than likely early 187os.

Also shown is an example of the style of camera capable of making this stereoview; in this case I paired an 1860s camera made by John Stock with the stereoview.

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Nice image-- I love the Patriotic themes!

    scott
  2. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks, Scott ... I too enjoy patriotic themes!
  3. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks, mustangtony!
  4. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks officialfuel and AR8Jason!
  5. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks kerry10456, ho2cultcha, walksoftly, and mtg75!
  6. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks AntigueToys and Longings!
  7. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks Phil, Designer, Sandpiper, and ttomtucker!
  8. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks, egreeley1976!
  9. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks, Sean!
  10. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks, leighannrn!
  11. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks, f64imager!
  12. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks, AmphoraPottery!
  13. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, aeon!
  14. rniederman rniederman, 8 months ago
    Thanks, aghcollect!
  15. Samovar88 Samovar88, 3 months ago
    Great time of year to post this! Happy almost Independence Day!
  16. rniederman rniederman, 3 months ago
    Thanks, Janes_Addictions!
  17. rniederman rniederman, 3 months ago
    Hi Samovar88 ... thanks for the 'love' and comment. Yep ... this is timely because the 35-star flag became official on July 4th, 1863 ... 151 years ago tomorrow. - Rob
  18. rniederman rniederman, 3 months ago
    Happy 4th!
  19. rniederman rniederman, 3 months ago
    Thanks, Rivertrout!

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