Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Alexander Galbraith

Family of William Rennie, curling party, 
Swansea, Ontario, December 25, 1904
Ice boat on Toronto Bay, 1906
Logging operation, after 1920
Robert Parker's team and cutter, 1908
Toboganning, High Park, Toronto, 1904
Sleighing party, Queen's Park, ca. 1906

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii

Mr. Prokudin-Gorskii was a pioneering Russian photographer whose experiments with color were way ahead of his time and gave amazing results, as you can see from these. The Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection features color photographic surveys of the vast Russian Empire made between ca. 1905 and 1915. Frequent subjects among the 2,607 distinct images include people, religious architecture, historic sites, industry and agriculture, public works construction, scenes along water and railway transportation routes, and views of villages and cities. An active photographer and scientist, Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook most of his ambitious color documentary project from 1909 to 1915.

Armenian woman in national costume. Artvin
Bashkir in national costume
Command crew of steamship Sheksna MPS

Girl with strawberries
In Malorossii

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Dorothea Lange

Siler City, North Carolina. Wagons pulled up in field 
one block away from the main street, July 1939
Sorghum mill near New Carthage, Mississippi, August 1938
 Striking cotton pickers talk it over. The strike is failing. Kern County, California. "I don't care. Let them throw me in jail. There's somebody will take my place." November 1938
Texas tenant farmer to migrant pea picker in California. "I never have 
wrote back home and told my folks we live in a tent. I've wrote that we're 
well, and such as that, but I never have wrote that we live in a tent." 1937
The older brother teaches the younger on a 
farm in the Piedmont, North Carolina, 1936

Friday, November 20, 2015

William James Family

A Ward's Island backyard, ca. 1908
Champions of all the regiments, 
35th Battalion tug-of-war team, ca. 1915
Children on toboggans and sleds, Rosedale, ca. 1910
Concertina player on Major Street, ca. 1912
Costume garden party, 1920s

Thursday, November 19, 2015

William Archer Price

Crowded Lake Beach, Takapuna, ca. 1909
Men with an empty wagon on a bush railway track, 1900-10
View of Ohakune, with a stony river bed in the foreground, 
a team of horses hauling a heavily laden cart across a ford 
in the river, and a swing footbridge behind the ford, ca. 1910
View of Orakei Beach, Auckland, ca. 1910
View of the Opotiki A & P Show, 1911
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Nils Olsson Reppen

Cafe (?), ca. 1897-1904
Krundalen, ca. 1898
Maristuen Høifjeldshotel, Filefjell, ca. 1898
Maurvollen, Balestrand, ca. 1907
Portrait at Laksehamar, Frønningen, ca. 1898

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Vintage Ireland

A small group of tourists seeking the alleged eloquence that comes from 
kissing the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle in Co. Cork, ca. 1897
A woman driving cattle on Achill Island, Co. Mayo, ca. 1910
America, Co. Galway, ca. 1890
[yes, "America, County Galway" is a real place]
At Kilkee, Co. Clare, ca. 1880
Baby Cox of Tramore, Co. Waterford, ca. 1899
[that poor dog!]