LOC finds of the day – the earliest examples of the photobomb!

Historic December 21, 2012 9:50 am

I love this set on the Library of Congress Flickr site of photographers caught in the background. Now I feel like combing through their archives in search of more..

Mountain Home, Leesburg vic., Loudoun County, Virginia (LOC)Johnston, Frances Benjamin,, 1864-1952,, photographer.Mountain Home, Leesburg vic., Loudoun County, Virginia[between ca. 1930 and 1939]1 negative : safety film ; 8 x 10 in.

Mountain Home, Leesburg vic., Loudoun County, Virginia
Johnston, Frances Benjamin,, 1864-1952,, photographer. [between ca. 1930 and 1939] -LOC

Farm Utilities Corp. window [1919 or 1920]

Farm Utilities Corp. window [1919 or 1920] -LOC

 

[Two photographers taking each others' picture with hand-held cameras while perched on a roof][between 1909 and 1932]

[Two photographers taking each others’ picture with hand-held cameras while perched on a roof]
[between 1909 and 1932] -LOC

Barnard, George N.,, 1819-1902,, photographer. Charleston, South Carolina. Photographer [Samuel Cooley] on parapet of Fort Sumter photographing soldier 1865.

Barnard, George N.,, 1819-1902,, photographer.
Charleston, South Carolina. Photographer [Samuel Cooley] on parapet of Fort Sumter photographing soldier
1865. -LOC

Wilbur Wright, Pau, France, 1909

Wilbur Wright, Pau, France, 1909 -LOC

Gottlieb, William P., 1917-, photographer.[Portrait of Billie Holiday, Downbeat(?), New York, N.Y., ca. June 1946]

Gottlieb, William P., 1917-, photographer.
[Portrait of Billie Holiday, Downbeat(?), New York, N.Y., ca. June 1946] -LOC

[Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside (reading newspaper) with Mathew B. Brady (nearest tree) at Army of the Potomac headquarters][1864 June 11 or 12]

[Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside (reading newspaper) with Mathew B. Brady (nearest tree) at Army of the Potomac headquarters]
[1864 June 11 or 12] -LOC

[Bermuda Hundred, Va. Photographer at Butler's signal tower]1864.

[Bermuda Hundred, Va. Photographer at Butler’s signal tower]
1864. -LOC

 

Brady's photo outfit in front of Petersburg, Va.][1864?]

Brady’s photo outfit in front of Petersburg, Va.]
[1864?] -LOC

Richmond, Virginia. Ballard house on Franklin Street. (Photographer's tent in foreground) 1865 Apr.

Richmond, Virginia. Ballard house on Franklin Street. (Photographer’s tent in foreground)
1865 April -LOC

Dorothea Lange, Resettlement Administration photographer, in California 1936 Feb.

Dorothea Lange, Resettlement Administration photographer, in California 1936 Feb. -LOC

Johnston, Frances Benjamin,, 1864-1952,, photographer. Gertrude Käsebier [1905]

Johnston, Frances Benjamin,, 1864-1952,, photographer.
Gertrude Käsebier [1905] -LOC

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