Saturday, August 1, 2015

Charles Marville

Charles Marville (born Charles François Bossu) was a French photographer, who mainly photographed architecture, landscapes and the urban environment. He used both paper and glass negatives. He is most well known for taking pictures of ancient Parisian quarters before they were destroyed and rebuilt under "Haussmannization", Baron Haussmann's new plan for modernization of Paris. In 1862, he was named official photographer of Paris. Marville's photos have in recent years been on display in numerous prominent galleries, including the National Art Gallery and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 Self-portrait, 1861
  
 Avenue du Commandeur (de la rue d’Alésia) (Fourteenth Arrondissement)
  
 Banks of the Bièvre River at the Bottom of the 
rue des Gobelins (Fifth Arrondissement), ca. 1862
  
 Cathédrale de Moulins (Allier) en travaux, 1860
   
Cour Saint-Guillaume (Ninth Arrondissement), 1866-67

Friday, July 31, 2015

William Archer Price

 Tennis courts at Te Awamutu, ca 1910s
  
 Two women sightseers standing on a broadwalk on top of the diversion weir at the site of the power station at Okere Falls on the Kaituna River, ca. 1908
  
 View of adults and children on the beach and swimming at Shelly Beach, ca. 1914
  
 View of Auckland Ferry Building taken at night 
to show the Peace celebration illuminations, 1918
  
View of Home Bay, Motutapu Island, taken from the northern end of the beach on the occasion of the Premier's Picnic (Sir Joseph Ward's visit to the island), ca. 1910
 
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Louis John Daroux

 Boat on lake, probably South Island, early 1900s
  
 Deer hunting group, early 1900s
  
 Donkeys, Days Bay, early 1900s
  
 Hughson's coach on New Plymouth-Opunake road, ca. 1900s
  
 Pelorus river, showing bridge damaged in flood, ca. 1900s
  
Ruth & Alice Jackson outside their home, ca 1890
 
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

William Henry Jackson

Citadel Walls, Canon of the Grand, Utah, ca. 1900
  
City of Erie, ca. 1900
  
Echo Cliffs, Grand River Canon, Colorado, ca. 1900
  
Horseshoe Fall, Niagara, ca. 1901
   
 
Mission San Juan Capistrano, California, ca. 1899

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Detroit Publishing

 Bath house, Bois Blanc Island, Michigan, ca. 1903
  
 Bulldog on the beach, 1900-10
  
 Chester Park, the tickler, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1900-15
["not as rough as last season" :)]
  
 Children's playground, Bois Blanc Park, 1900-06
  
Clock golf at the Royal Palm Hotel, Miami, Florida, ca. 1905

Monday, July 27, 2015

George Leslie Adkin

The New Zealanders keep coming. Mr. Adkin was apparently quite the Renaissance man: he was a farmer, geologist, archaeologist, ethnologist, photographer, tramper and environmentalist. As an amateur scholar he made a significant contribution to the study of natural sciences in New Zealand.

 A girl, wearing a smocked dress and a bonnet, standing next to a baby in a pram
  
 Armistice Day parade in Levin, 13 November 1918
  
 Crowd at a swimming carnival on the beach, 
Island Bay, Wellington, 9 March 1918
  
 Girls on the wreck of the Hydrabad, Waitarere Beach, 1905
  
 Taueki family fishing for eels on Lake Horowhenua aboard the 
Hamaria canoe, the last war canoe on the lake, 6 June 1926
  
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Thomas Pringle

 Elderly Maori woman smoking a pipe, ca. 1905
  
 Full length portrait of guide Maggie Tawhai, wearing a 
korowai (tag cloak) and carrying a mere, 1905
  
 Maori woman preparing food, 1905
  
 Maori woman weaving taniko, 1900-1910
  
Unidentified Maori woman and child, ca. 1905
 
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand