On Monday, Jill was looking for something in the CAA library and came across a reprint of an old book of photographs. The second edition of the original book (the edition that’s been reprinted) was published in 1876, so I don’t actually know when the collection was originally published, or when the photos were taken … but it’s safe to say that they’re all from the mid-nineteenth century.

I’ll be sharing most of these wonderful old photos here, and I thought I would start with two of my favorites:

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