Sunday, August 28, 2016

Herbert F. Cooper

 Castle Street, Strabane, ca. 1930
 Castle Street, Strabane
Comic duo on horseback in Bowling Green, ca. 1910
 Lower Main Street, Strabane, ca. 1930
Strabane Fair, ca. 1910

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Frank Rinehart

Like his better-known contemporary Edward S. Curtis, Frank Rinehart made sensitive portraits of Native American people. Rinehart, a commercial photographer in Omaha, Nebraska, was commissioned to photograph the 1898 Indian Congress, part of the Trans-Mississippi International Exposition. More than five hundred Native Americans from thirty-five tribes attended the conference, providing the gifted photographer and artist an opportunity to create a stunning visual document of Native American life and culture at the dawn of the 20th century. Although the portraits are posed and artistically lighted in his studio, they have a candid intimacy that allows his subjects individuality and dignity, a quality not shared by most 19th-century ethnographic photography.

 Antoine Moise, Flathead
 Chief Wolf Robe, Cheyenne
 Cloud Man, Assinaboine
 Four Bull, Assinaboine
Freckled Face, Arapahoe

Friday, August 26, 2016

Sydney Charles Smith

 Group diving into Te Aro Baths, Oriental Bay, Wellington, 1926
 Loading the ship Eleanor Bolling with supplies for 
Byrd's Antarctic expedition, Wellington, 1928
 Man addressing crowd at a mass meeting during the 
tramway strike, taken in Newtown Park on 1 February 1912
 Newtown Park, Wellington, ca. 1905
Men playing bowls at the Island Bay Bowling Club, Wellington, 1926-27
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Thursday, August 25, 2016


Collection consists of photographic prints made from glass plate negatives dating from 1890 to 1943 from the Wilbraham, Massachusetts Town Archives, Atheneum Society of Wilbraham, and Wilbraham Monson Academy.

F.A. Gurney's delivery wagon and driver, Fred Blodgett, 1903
Glendale Methodist Church, Christmas Eve service, 1918-29
 Raising the flag at the Glendale School on Arbor Day, April 30, 1915
Ray Gurney and Dora Miller skating on Squire Pond, 1903
 Three women and a young child pose for a multigenerational portrait on a summer day
Two men with a horse-drawn cart scraping a dirt road, ca. 1903

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


When Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941, they launched what arguably became the bloodiest conflict in history between two nations - a true "total war." One aspect of the Soviet war effort against the Germans was their civilian resistance - the "partisans." Overall the number of Soviet partisans numbered in the hundreds of thousands. This set of photos shows a few of them.

 A Belarusian partisan nurse waits out the night in a secluded cabin with two 
wounded partisans, Brest Region, Belarus, Soviet Union. 23 December 1943
 A Soviet Army soldier teaches Russian partisans how to operate a 
Browning Hi-Power handgun during Operation Barbarossa, the initial 
German advance into the Soviet Union. Near Smolensk, 23 August 1941
 After heavy combat with the Germans in the town of Karachev, a Soviet partisan cries with his two sisters after learning their parents had been killed by the Germans. September 1943
 Lithuanian partisan Sara Ginaite-Rubinson, armed with an M38 Carbine
 M. Nikolaevna, a Russian member of a kolkhoz (collective farm), bids goodbye 
to her son Ivan before he joins the partisans. Pskov, Soviet Union. March 1942
 Partisan guerrilla commander and head priest at the church in village Vidon, Leningrad oblast, Mefody Belov shakes hands in farewell with his daughter Rufina, herself a partisan fighter.
 Partisan sniper Kuzma Zhakarov posing for the camera. Soviet Union, 1943
 Partisans happily reconnect in the forest, having previously believed the others had been killed. The group are from the Molotava Brigade, a partisan group made up mostly of escaped Soviet Army POWs. The woman pictured is Faigel “Faye” Lazebnik Schulman, a Jewish woman born in the small shtetl of Lenin, Poland (destroyed during the war, former location in present day Belarus). Schulman had studied photography and was only one of about 27 of the nearly 2,000 Jews not executed during the German destruction of the Lenin Ghetto near Pinsk. Schulman was spared by the Germans initially because she was the only professional photographer left in the area and was made to develop photographs and take photographic portraits of German soldiers and officers. In 1942, Schulman fled into the Naliboki forest with her camera equipment and joined the Molotova Brigade. For two years in the forests she photographed the partisan’s activities, worked as a medical aid and participated in the partisan’s raids, despite the brigade itself often harboring anti-Semitic sentiments. Naliboki forest, Belarus. December 1944. Photograph by Faye Schulman.
 Russian insurgents of one of the many partisan units meet up in Bryansk 
before an action against German military targets. The partisan on the 
right carries a captured German MP-38 submachine gun. February 1943
 Russian partisan near Stalingrad
[a propaganda photo if I've ever seen one]
 Russian partisans prepare to execute a former partisan, who switched to being an informant and traitor, by firing squad. Kursk Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union. ca. October 1943
Russian women partisans

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Painter Collection

Grading ground for new college building, Arlington [Mississippi]
 Modoc levee break from north end
 Mules in front of store
Picture taken on old river. Sunday of Baptising
Trip to Port Royal to see hole in levee

Monday, August 22, 2016

Eugène Trutat

 At Lys, vicinity of Luchon, September 1899
Carabinieri in the port of Vénasque, 12 August 1892
 Mlle. Babion and her teacher, Luchon, dairy, September 5, 1895
Toboggan, posed by Paul Tapie, Luchon, January 1909