Welcome to Robert Ingersoll dot com

This site is intended to serve as a repository for images and documents relating to the famed 19th century atheist, Robert G. Ingersoll. This includes photographs, drawings, his unpublished letters and notes, newspaper articles and other miscellany of (perhaps little) interest.

Please more if you have any questions or comments, or if you have access to material that you think should be added to the site.

To the best of my knowledge, every image on this site is in the public domain, excluding images that I created myself for this Website. If you use an image from this site (particularly one of the documents) anywhere, I would be grateful if you could more to let me know.

UPDATE: 27/07/04 - Fixed some broken links. Sorry about that. If you find any more, please do let me know.


Concerning file formats: Where appropriate, images are provided as very high resolution TIF files, and smaller JPEG files. Note that the JPEG files are still rather large. The TIF files will only be useful for artists, designers, or people that wish to publish the images in print. If you simply wish to use an image on your Website, the JPEG files will more than suffice. NOTE: TIF filesizes given are those of the RAR compressed file - uncompressed sizes are approximately double!


Portrait 1
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Portrait 2
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Portrait 3
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Portrait 4 (169?)



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Portrait 5
Thanks to the RGI Birthplace Museum.



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Lecture Poster
Thanks to the RGI Birthplace Museum.



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Sitting (colourised)

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C
artoon by Kash
Advertising a clothing company. Quite peculiar.



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Newsboy portrait

From a collectable card of the 19th century. Minor blemishes, including a tear.
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Newsboy portrait (fixed)
Same as above, but with blemishes digitally removed.
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S
tanding 1
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Standing 2 (1899)
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Ingersoll + Grandchildren
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Ingersoll Speaking

The only known photo of Ingersoll giving a lecture. Thanks to the RGI Birthplace Museum.
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Ingersoll's Creed
Written in his own hand.
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Theatre Note
Written by Ingersoll to 'Broadway Theatre'.
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Love
'Love was the first to dream of immortality'. Signed + dated 1886.
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Certificate
A letter asking about obtaining a certificate. Quite a mystery.
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Ingersoll's Signature
In pen on card.
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Ingersoll's Walt Whitman tribute stage ticket.
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Info about this ticket.

Ingersoll Dead
Lengthy newspaper cutting. 'The Great Infidel called to meet his God'.
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Dobbs Ferry
Ingersoll's last home.
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Dobbs Ferry
Colourised, from a rare volume. Thanks to the RGI Birthplace Museum.
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School
'The School house is my cathedral' - signed + dated 1884.

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A Plea for Ingersoll

A charming letter to 'The Republican', written by a reader in defence of Ingersoll.
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Ingersoll Statue
Vintage photo of the statue in Peoria.
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Ingersoll's Creed (clean)
Same as above, but with text isolated (black on white).
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Ingersoll's Signature (clean)
Same as above, but isolated (black on white).
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