Sunday, November 23, 2014

Barbecue picnic

From Marion Post Wolcott come these photos all captioned "Barbeque picnic on the occasion of the dedication of a FSA (Farm Security Administration) building, Greene County, Georgia" and dated June 1939.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Harris & Ewing

 Aircraft at Bolling Field, Washington, DC, 1926
 Apple orchard, 1915-23
 Auto equipped with radio, 1924
 Automobile crash in woods, 1923-29
 Children in snow, 1934
 Dog at piano, 1936
 Family car camping, 1915-23
 Herbert Hoover and group of women, 1931
 Man and boy by an airplane, March-April 1936
Park scene, Washington, DC, April-May 1924

Thursday, November 20, 2014

George Frederick Kaye

 Italian peasant woman and children in the area occupied 
by the 2nd New Zealand Division in Italy, 16 December 1943
 Members of 2 New Zealand Division who are camped 
alongside the waterfall at Isola del Liri in Italy, 27 June 1944
 New Zealand gunners, from 6 NZ Field Regiment, in action 
on the Sangro River front in Italy, 29 November 1943
 New Zealand tank transporter rumbles through town of Sora, Italy, 3 June 1944
 NZ infantry soldiers closing in on the German HQ of the Sangro River Defence Line at Castelfrentano, Italy, 2 December 1943
 R W Wilson with group of orphan children in Castelfrentano, Italy, 6 January 1944
 Three New Zealand soldiers stroll alongside the ancient wall that partly surrounds the town of Alife and pass Italian women washing clothes in the stream at the foot of the wall, 12 January 1944
 Two soldiers on the battlefront at Cassino, Italy, during manoeuvres. 
Probably taken during a mock attack staged behind the line, 5 April 1944
 Typical peasant women from one of the villages just behind 
the forward areas on the Italian Front, 16 December 1943
Winter conditions on the 5th Army Front in Italy, during World War II, 
have resulted in sharpened appetites so that cookers and primuses 
have developed greater importance than ever, 15 February 1944

Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Drought refugees

These photos of Dust Bowl refugees are by Dorothea Lange.

 Drought refugee children on U.S. 99 near Bakersfield, California, May 1937
 Drought refugee family from McAlester, Oklahoma. Arrived in California October 1936 to join the cotton harvest. Near Tulare, California, November 1936
 Drought refugee from Polk, Missouri. Awaiting the opening 
of orange picking season at Porterville, California, Nov 1936
 Drought refugees are stopped at the inspection station in Yuma, Arizona, to have their baggage inspected for plant pests before they are allowed to enter California, Spring 1937
 Drought refugees from Abilene, Texas, following the crops of California 
as migratory workers. "The finest people in this world live in Texas," August 1936
 Drought refugees from Oklahoma at work in the 
pea fields near Nipomo, California, Spring 1937
 Drought refugees. California, February 1936
 Migrant children from Oklahoma on California highway, March 1937
 Migratory family traveling across the desert in search of work 
in the cotton at Roswell, New Mexico. U.S. Route 70, Arizona, May 1937
Oklahoma grandmother in southern California squatter's 
camp. "Yes'm we're getting along just fine." March 1937

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Albert Percy Godber

Group of men with their dogs, around a camp fire. The man second from left holds a wild piglet in his lap. On the Mendip Hills sheep farm, 1917
 Native bush with a rustic bridge over the Korokoro Stream, and 
a group standing on and below the bridge, 26 December 1912
 Native bush with tree ferns, a stream, and two men 
visible in right foreground, at Korokoro
 The old homestead at Taioma; a cob cottage with 
thatched roof, in a state of disrepair, ca. 1926
 The Whangarei Falls, 1911
 Two women and a man beside the rapids below the Wairua Falls, 1911
 Two women and a man picnicking beside the Wairua Falls, 1911
 View of bush on Stewart Island, with Albert Percy Godber and a woman 
(possibly his daughter Phyllis) standing in the centre, ca. 1925
 View of the bridge in the Manuka Gorge, on the Lawrence to Milton Road. A woman (either the photographer's wife Laura, or his daughter Phyllis) is standing on the bridge, 1926
Albert Percy Godber Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Monday, November 17, 2014

Leslie Jones

 Girls pose for camera at swim competition, Charles River, 1919
 Helen Taft, daughter of President, driving with friend
 LaSalle College girls in their war canoes, Charles River, Auburndale, 1930
 Old Boston Celebration, Beacon Hill
 Pushcarts on Blackstone Street, ca. 1940
 Rural scene. Small roadside stand and signs
 Show girls knitting on piano
 Swimmers in North End park, Boston, 1927
 Trolley flips over in street, Boston, 1940s
Unidentified woman and boy on carousel

Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection