Timeless hunks from the archives of My Daguerrotype Boyfriend. Which one are you going go back in time and seduce?
John Calhoun Chamberlain, Civil War chaplain for the 11th Maine and brother to Brigadier General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, famous for leading the bayonet charge defense of Little Round Top, Gettysburg, PA, in July of 1863.
Writes a sumitter: “This guy was a relative from my maternal Grandfather’s side of the family. Apparently he went mad and ended his days in an asylum.”
Unidentified man, daguerreotype, c. 1840-60. (Harvard University Library)
19th century twink: Horace Hopkins Coolidge, age 22, on his graduation from Harvard College, class of 1852. (Harvard Archives) “Among the many gifts his fairy godmother endowed on Horace Coolidge were a genial charm of manner, a rare tenderness and a spirit of living kindness, and a loyalty in friendship which made him dearly loved by all who knew him.”
Captain Woodford M. Taylor, Company B, 26th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S.A, 1860 (Kentucky Digital Library)
Unidentified young man, class of 1890, Newton High School. (Boston Public Library)
Alva Wilder (1842-1918), my great-great Grandfather. Taken we believe in 1862. He was a Civil War vet for the North. He was part of the 1st Michigan Light Artillery Battery “A” which was also known as the Loomis’ Battery.
Richard Henry Dana III, son of Richard Henry Dana Jr. the author of the (absolutely fantastic and amazing) book Two Years Before the Mast.
Two unidentified sailors in Union uniforms in front of painted backdrop showing the sea and a warship. (It’s all about the one on the left, of course)
Dwight L. Moody, evangelical preacher. At age 18, Moody converted to evangelism while working in his uncle’s shoe store on Court Street in Boston. As a pacifist, he felt he could not enlist in the Union army, instead becoming involved with the YMCA and visiting soldiers on the front lines. Later, he would fill huge stadiums to capacity with his evangelical meetings around the U.S. and Europe. (Looks fun in bed)
hewriterwiner says: This is my great-grandfather. He was born in 1876, and he was maybe in his 20s here, so I’d date the photo around early 1900s. He was a performer in Vaudeville (so I’ve been told), and he was born in a small town in New Hampshire.
John Hay in his twenties, while serving Abraham Lincoln as his personal secretary, (played by Joseph Cross in the movie). He later became Secretary of State under Teddy Roosevelt.Described by a colleague as “quite young, and looks younger than he is; of a fresh and almost boyish complexion; quite a favorite among the ladies, and with a gift for epigram and repartee.” (Total perv, can you see it?)