Wednesday, April 23, 2014


These photos of winter in Boston were taken by Leslie Jones.

 Abington, Massachusetts snowstorm
 Cars abandoned in snowdrift
 Corner of Arlington and Boylston Streets during snowstorm, 1940
 Fun makers in snow shoe race up in New Hampshire, 1936
 Girls making snow sculptures, Lasalle Junior College
 Hamilton statue, Commonwealth Ave. Mall covered with snow, 1928
 Horse cutting ice on pond
 Horse falls on slippery street in Boston, 1920
 Horse plowing snow, Boston Common
 Horse-drawn sleigh in Boston neighborhood, 1939
 Ice skating, Public Garden, ca. 1940
 Ice skating, Public Garden

Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Gordon Burt Photo Studio

This photo studio was based in New Zealand.

 A fashion show at Kirkaldie and Stains department store, 
on Lambton Quay, Wellington, 1932
 Albion 'Shell' petrol truck and driver on Oriental Parade, Wellington, 1920s
 Children in the Wellington Public Library, ca. 1935
 First trolley bus in Wellington - photographer possibly Sydney Charles Smith, 1924
 Lambton Quay and The Terrace, Wellington, 1950s
 Outside Whitehead and Pears Ltd, Cuba Street, Wellington, ca. 1930
 United States Marines in recreation room, Hotel Cecil, Wellington, 1942-44
 United States Marines, Hotel Cecil, Wellington, 1942-44
 United States servicemen at the milk bar, Hotel Cecil, corner of 
Lambton Quay and Molesworth Street, Wellington, 1942-45
Welder working on body of a car, General Motors, Wellington

Monday, April 21, 2014

African American Portraits

Here's another batch of these from Joseph Pennell.

 Ladies Reading Club group, 1914
 Portrait of Francis Hooks holding book, 1915
 Portrait of Mrs. Ike Perkins and Mrs. Sgt. Dorsey, 1916
 Portrait of Mrs. Joseph Bridges, 1910
 Portrait of Mrs. Will Richardson, 1907
 Portrait of Robinson children, 1898
 Portrait of Roger Hammond children, 1923
 Portrait of Sgt. Brasee and wife, 1911
Portrait of two women, Mrs. Prewitt and relative, 1920-21

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lafayette Studio

 Sayre College, May Day Queen, 1933
 Sigma Chi formal dance, 1935
 Soap Box Derby, parade, 1936
 Two women leaning on the hood of a car, 1941
 University of Kentucky, two women working in a Home Economics classroom, 1941
 University of Kentucky, WHAS band, 1933
University of Kentucky, woman outside in snow, 1940

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Beach time

It's been a long hard winter for many people, so maybe this will lift your spirits a bit. These are from the Leslie Jones Collection.

 Baby and dog on blanket at Nantasket Beach

 Malibu Beach, Dorchester
 Revere Beach, 1937
 Three girls at the beach, ca. 1940
 Wading woman finds the water at the beach a little cold, 1937
 Who wouldn't be a life saver? 1917-34
Woman at the beach, 1937
Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection