Sunday, December 21, 2014

Harris & Ewing

More uncaptioned photos from Harris & Ewing.

 1925
 
 1926
  
 1930
  
1936

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Winter in Boston

 Cart horse slips in the snow
  
 Wharf during Valentine's Day storm. Biggest storm in 50 years, 1940
  
Woman. Beauty of nature on the snow
 
Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection

Friday, December 19, 2014

Dorothea Lange

 Cotton camp near Exeter, California. The woman is a native of California, November 1936
  
 Eighteen year-old mother from Oklahoma, now a California migrant, March 1937
 
 Mobile housing--a trend. One of the many housecars under construction 
by homeless people who formerly lived in tents. California, May 1935
  
Near Calipatria, Imperial Valley, California. In grower's camp for migrant labor on the edge of the pea fields. Public health nurse interviews and advises prospective mother, aged seventeen, before arrival of first baby. Husband, aged twenty-three, is out picking. Made seventy-three cents this morning. February 1939

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Steffano Webb

 Men and women of a tennis club, 1880s-1920s
  
 Miss Symonds, driving through the crowd in a gig decorated with flowers, 
New Zealand International Exhibition of 1906-07, Christchurch
  
 Returned servicemen making a motorcycle side-car at 
Fewing and Company's factory, Christchurch, ca. 1920
  
Sumner Hotel, Grafton Road, Christchurch, 1909
 
Steffano Webb Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Louis Edward Nollau

 Farewell at train station, September 13, 1918
  
 Man and woman working on a piece of equipment
  
 Three young women surveying, ca. 1940s
 
Tree-lined path from Administration building to Euclid Avenue
[if you look closely you can see a ghosted image of a woman walking on the path]

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

S. S. Kresge

These photos of this department store (the Kresge chain would later become Kmart) are from Lafayette Photo Studio.

 S.S. Kresge & Company, interior display, 1949
  
 S.S. Kresge & Company, interior, 1948
  
 S.S. Kresge & Company, large group dressed in country 
attire gathered in front of soda fountain, 1949
  
S.S. Kresge & Company, lunch counter, 1934

Monday, December 15, 2014

Vintage Aviation

This is my second set of vintage aviation photos from Leslie Jones (previous here).

 Amelia Earhart, 1928
  
 Commander Byrd's South Pole plane - East Boston Airport, 1928
  
 Jean Assolant and wife, the former Pauline Parker. He flew from 
Old Orchard, Maine to Paris in the Yellow Bird, 1929
  
 Lindbergh is decorated by President Coolidge, Washington, DC, ca. 1930
  
Mrs. Beryl Hart and Lt. W. S. MacLaren, pilots of the 
Tradewind, bound for Azores and Paris last, 1931
 
Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection