Monday, April 27, 2015

Sydney Charles Smith

Sydney Charles Smith was a New Zealand photographer active in the 1910s-1940s.

 A crowd of people at Lyall Bay beach, Wellington. There are some 
children playing on a 'Witches Hat' on the beach, 1929
 Arawa Street, Rotorua, 1923
 Children on the beach, Oriental Bay, Wellington, 1929
 Families doing laundry at a relief camp for victims of the 
1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake, Palmerston North
Horse drawn carriage collecting shingle at Owhiro Bay, Wellington, ca. 1910

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Thelma Kent

Thelma Kent was a New Zealand photographer who had a real eye for landscape photography.

 A woman on horseback and children, ca 1939
 At Lake Manapouri, Southland, 1939
 Camping in the Lake Coleridge district during a storm. 
Rainbow appearing over the Craigieburn Range, ca. 1939
[this is one I'd like to see in color!]
 Group of six women having breakfast at a table while camping. There is a box of Weetbix on the table and some of the women are eating eggs. Ngaire Hooper is seated front left and photographer Thelma Rene Kent is at the head of the table. 1937
Karamea Bight, ca 1939

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dorothea Lange - Kids

 Children and home of migratory cotton workers. Migratory camp, 
southern San Joaquin Valley, California, November 1936
 Children from Chickasaw, Oklahoma, in a potato 
pickers' camp near Shafter, California, May 1937
 Children of migratory pea pickers in Brawley camp. California, February 1939
 Daughter of Negro tenant churning butter. 
Randolph County, North Carolina, July 1939
 Entire enrollment of Lincoln Bench School. Teacher in center. 
Near Ontario, Oregon, Malheur County, October 1939
 Marble time in Farm Security Administration (FSA) migratory labor camp. 
Plenty of space to play and plenty of companions for the children 
during pea harvest. Near Calipatria, Imperial Valley. February 1939
Migrant family in Kern County. This family was sent back at the state line by Los Angeles police. Refused entrance into California, and it was only after they had wired back to Arkansas to borrow fifty dollars cash to show at the border that they were permitted to enter. February 1936

Friday, April 24, 2015

Jack Delano

 Along a road near Greensboro, Alabama, May 1941
 An outdoor potato grader using migratory labor. At the freight station 
in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. July 1940
 At the change of the shift at the Penomah Mills Inc., 
Taftville, Connecticut, November 1940
 Boys at the riverfront in Norwich, Connecticut, November 1940
Cleaning turpentine cups in boiling water at a still near Pembroke, Georgia, April 1941

Thursday, April 23, 2015

James McAllister

Mr. McAllister was yet another New Zealand photographer.

 At Ngamotu Beach, New Plymouth, ca. 1910
 Bushmen's camp, 1901
 Group on a grass tennis court in front of a house, probably in Stratford, ca. 1900
 Group taking a break during oat harvesting, 1914
McAllister family on a horse drawn wagon, 1910s

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Russell Lee

 Children of Negroes dressed in Sunday best for ceremonies, memorial services. 
All Saint's Day, New Roads, Louisiana, November 1938
 Mrs. Erasty Emvich in her kitchen. Mrs. Emvich is the wife of a tenant farmer and mother of twelve children, eleven of them living. Near Battle Ground, Indiana, March 1937
 Mrs. Ray Allen and two of her children in their home 
near Black River Falls, Wisconsin, June 1937
 One of Erasty Emvich's sons weaving a rug in farmhouse near Battle Ground, Indiana. Mr. Emvich, tenant farmer and father of twelve children, also weaves in his spare time, March 1937
 Prizewinning stallion bought with Farm Services Administration loan to 
serve cooperative group in Cherokee County, Oklahoma, Summer 1939
 Railroad workers, Port Barre, Louisiana, October 1938
 Some of the residents of the transient camp operated by the state of Michigan at Hagerman Lake. About a hundred men are quartered here, mostly old lumberjacks, miners, and other unemployables. Some of these men stay for just a short time. When men come to camp they are usually undernourished. April-May 1937
Washday at the FSA (Farm Security Administration) 
Camelback Farms, Phoenix, Arizona, February-March 1942

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Ann Rosener

 I'll carry mine. Delivery vans, 1942 style, line up outside a Greenbelt, Maryland, grocery store awaiting customers. Tire scarcity and gasoline rationing have placed such service at a premium, and these youngsters who are using their express wagons to carry home Mrs. America's purchases are doing their country a real service. November 1942
 I'll carry mine. Junior should wipe that worried frown off his face, for he's doing his Uncle Sam a favor by sharing the carriage with his mother's purchases, November 1942
 I'll carry mine. There's nothing like a husky and willing escort to simplify a shopping expedition, now that deliveries of goods have been curtailed to conserve tires and gasoline, December 1942
 In the war against waste, American housewives are learning the basic steps of wise buying - buy by weight, not by number; buy in quantity, February 1942
 That washing machine has to last for a long time, so keep it in good 
condition. Drain it immediately after use, rinse tub thoroughly, 
remove agitator or suction cups and rinse with clear water. February 1942
 There's no June in January for the housewife with economy and Victory on her mind. Buying foods out of season means less food for more money, and less money available for household staples and defense stamps. February 1942
 Wartime food demonstration. With wartime food shortages creating many nutritional problems for housewives, Ida Lansden, home economist, explains the necessity of preserving the vitamin content of available foods to war workers' wives in an Alexandria, Virginia housing settlement. March 1943
Women in war. Supercharger plant workers. A good day's work done, employees of a large Midwest supercharger plant line up to punch their timecards. With women comprising 80 percent of its workers, its nothing unusual to find an all-female contingent like this one at the plant. Allis Manufacture Company. October 1942