|John L. Stoddard. Portfolio of Photographs of Famous Scenes, Cities and Paintings. Chicago: The Werner Company, 1893|
John Lawson Stoddard was an American who traveled around the world between 1874 and 1876, and used his experiences to become a celebrated speaker on the American lecture circuit. Although he did not take his own photographs, he gave specific directions to his photographer and these photos offer a wonderful glimpse into life over a century ago. I'll be posting more of these photos from time to time.