Friday, August 1, 2014

Mack Hughes

Mack Hughes lived and worked as a professional photographer in Lexington, Kentucky. Harry Mack Hughes received an A.B. in Journalism in 1939 from the University of Kentucky where he was a member of Delta Sigma Chi, was the football manager, and on the golf team. Many of his photographs were published in local newspapers.

The photos at this set were taken at a college event in 1957 called the "Lanus Carnival," seemingly good clean fun (but a lot of the photos seem to have a salacious edge to them).






 [this seems pretty innocent until one sees the pin-up girl calendar images tacked up on the side]
 
 [I'm not seeing much innocence on display here...]
 

 [precisely what "skill" is being celebrated here...?]
 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Central Kentucky

These are from a collection titled "Central Kentucky Photograph Albums." The photos date from 1905-1920. There is some splendid scenery here - makes me want to visit Kentucky!

 At Ballou's
  
 At Mrs. Darbishire's - Jim and Anne Clay and Dinah, 1920
  
 Baptism in river
  
 Dix River Cliffs, Thistler's Mill
  
 Dix River
  
 Gathering hemp
  
 Jim and Anne Clay at Mrs. Darbishires
  
 Log cabins next to creek
  
 Man, woman, two children
  
 Man, women, and children
  
 On Dix River
  
Salt River near Harrodsburg

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Doris Ullman

Doris Ullman was best known for her portraits of people in Appalachia.

 Aunt C. Ritchie, basket-maker, Hindman, Kentucky
  
 Barefoot boy and girl standing behind woman 
and three men in doorway with bags of cotton
  
Children at Play. Two girls and a boy in winter coats 
and hats, girls seated with boy looking over their shoulders
  
 Drying Nets. Nets hanging up to dry, with shadows on the ground below
  
 Elderly bearded man in hat, glasses, coat, and overalls, seated with broomstick
  
 Elderly man with mustache, in hat and suit
  
 Girl kneeling behind bushes
  
Miss Roselie Pless seated at loom, Russelville, Tennessee

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Steffano Webb

 A bush picnic with three men and a tent, ca. 1900
  
 An outdoor painting class at the University of Canterbury School of Arts, 1907
  
 Art school, University of Canterbury, 1910
  
 Billiard Saloon, Christchurch, 1910
  
 Children waiting for a camel ride, New Zealand 
International Exhibition, Christchurch, 1906-07
  
 Crowds at the New Zealand International Exhibition, Christchurch, 1906-07
  
 District nurses, with their bicycles, outside South Durham St 
District Nursing Office, Christchurch, 29 August 1914
  
 Hupmobile motor car with unidentified passengers, ca. 1920s
  
 Interior of Whitcombe and Tombs bookshop, Christchurch, 1919
[just give me two hours in this place...]
  
Men in costume clowning with motorcycle and sidecar towing a sled, 
at a bike show, probably Canterbury region, ca. 1926

Steffano Webb Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library

Monday, July 28, 2014

George Frederick Kaye

 A G Trotter talks to three Italian children who have wandered 
into the middle of artillery positions near Sora, 1 June 1944
  
 R T Stewart hands some washing to two small Italian children who have 
found their way into artillery lines near Sora in Italy, 1 June 1944
[same three children as in the first picture]
[perhaps they're washing Mr. Trotter's shirt]
  
 A group of New Zealand soldiers and local women and children in the village behind the Italian Front where members of 2 New Zealand Division are resting, 6 January 1944
  
 A New Zealand gun crew on their way to the forward areas of the 
Sangro River sector of the Italian battlefront, 29 November 1943
  
 A New Zealand soldier gives a piece of chocolate to an aged civilian 
who has returned to the ruined Italian town of Orsogna, Italy, 16 June 1944
  
 A section of the Cassino Front, Italy, as seen by R F Dale 
waiting behind the sights of his anti aircraft gun, 15 March 1944
  
 A smoke screen being laid in Cassino, Italy, 
as the Allied attack proceeds, 18 May 1944
  
 A street photographer at Taranto, Italy, 
photographing Kiwis on leave, November 1943
  
 Allied infantry personnel move among the ruins of Cassino, Italy, 
shortly after the town fell to the Allies, 18 May 1944
  
An Allied anti aircraft crew keeps watch for enemy aircraft in the 
mountainous country in the forward areas of the Italian Front, 10 April 1944

Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand