Friday, November 30, 2012

Harris & Ewing

 A section of huge crowd that attended the Maryland Hunt steeplechase race. Baltimore, 1937

 Alexandria shipyard, 1919

 Aloha Hawaiian quintet

 American Indian woman, 1911-1917

 Anne Henrietta Martin, national chairman, National Women Party, with Senator Collie, 1918

 Attending today's hearing of the Senate Civil Liberties Committee, Harry Harper of Chicago, claims he was a victim of the shooting by the police during the strike riots at the South Chicago Plant of the Republic Steel Corp. June 1937

 Belcourt Seminary for Girls group

 Central High School

 Chances of a mechanical error escaping detection are infinitesimal in the Social Security Board Records Office and great care is exercised to guard against human error. Baltimore, 1937

Clear weather and a fast track prevailed today as the first annual waitresses derby 
got under way in the capitol, April 1937

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hikaru Iwasaki - Japanese Internment

Hikaru Iwasaki was the only Japanese-American to work as a photographer for the WRA.

 A hotly contested interscholastic basketball game between Heart Mountain and Powell High School girl teams took place at Heart Mountain Relocation Center, 1944

  A typical Nisei family of Heart Mountain Relocation Center 
are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Oki and their small daughter, Dinne. 1944

 Albert Sumio Tanouye, one of the Heart Mountain selectees, 
reporting to Heart Mountain Selective Service clerk Helen Morioka. 1944

 Children under 18 months, accompanied by their mothers, were provided pullman accommodations for travel to other centers. Here the mother of a small child is seen waving goodbye to her friends. Denson, Arkansas, 1944

 Dancing is one of the chief forms of recreation at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, 1943

 Football fans of Heart Mountain braved sub-zero weather to watch a hotly contested game between two of the favorite teams, the All Stars and Jack Rabbits. Heart Mountain, Wyoming, 1943

 It's refreshment time at the Heart Mountain U.S.O., as hostesses Himo Okubo, Kay Kushino and Mitsuko Tamari serve Tom Yoshikai and Joe Hamashita, draftees. 1944

 Joan Ritchie, left, and Janet Sakamoto, students at the Heart Mountain High School, learn to make patches in school sewing class. Heart Mountain, Wyoming, 1943

 Koso Fukuda of the Evacuee Property Office is helping Mr. and Mrs. Robert Yoshio Kodama with transportation of property and freight, prior to their leaving the center for outside employment. Heart Mountain, Wyoming, 1944

Laverne Kurahara and Tubbie Kunimatsu demonstrate some intricate jitterbug steps during a school dance held in the high school gymnasium. Heart Mountain, Wyoming, 1943
[This one has some weird photographic artifacts: the couple dancing in the foreground looks translucent. Is the whole scene photographed in a mirror? Any ideas?]

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dorothea Lange

 Mexican mother in California, 1935

 Mississippi Delta Negro children, 1936

 Mrs. Botner arranging her storage cellar. 
Nyssa Heights, Malheur County, Oregon, 1939

 Near Douglas, Georgia. "You don't have to worriate so much 
and you've got time to raise somp'n to eat." 1938

 Negro women near Earle, Arkansas, 1936

 Negroes under the National Youth Administration. Live Oak, Florida, 1936

 Noon time chores of Negro tenant farmer - feeding the pigs. 
Granville County, North Carolina, 1939

Old age near Washington, Pennsylvania, 1936

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

William Gottlieb

 Imogene Coca, Mary Lou Williams, Ann Hathaway
[not the Ann Hathaway from "The Princess Diaries"!]

 Jack Teagarden

 James P. Johnson, Fess Williams, Freddie Moore, and Joe Thomas, 
at William P. Gottlieb's office party, Jamaica, Queens, New York, ca. 1948


 Maxine Sullivan
 Nat King Cole
 Sarah Vaughn
 Sidney Bechet, Freddie Moore and Lloyd Phillips
 Thelonious Monk
[Live in '66 - Full Concert]
Thelonious Monk

Monday, November 26, 2012

Walker Evans

Walker Evans was a photographer for the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s.

 Flood refugee encampment at Forrest City, Arkansas, 1937

 Frank Tengle family, Hale County, Alabama. Sharecroppers, 1936

 Lily Rogers Fields and children, Hale County, Alabama, 1936

 Negroes in the lineup for food at meal time in the camp for flood refugees, 
Forrest City, Arkansas, 1937

 New York, New York. 61st Street between 1st and 3rd Avenues, children playing in the street, 1938

 William Fields, Hale County, Alabama, 1936

Women selling ice cream and cake, Scotts Run, West Virginia, 1935

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Russell Lee - Kids

 Lunch at FSA's migratory labor camp, Odell, Oregon, 1941

 Marbles is a favorite game on South Side of Chicago, Illinois, 1941

 Mass jumping of rope by schoolchildren, San Augustine, Texas, 1939

 Mexican children, San Antonio, Texas, 1939

 Migrant keymaker's children with homemade scooters, Jefferson, Texas, 1939

 Native dance by Spanish-American children at the fiesta, Taos, New Mexico, 1940

 Negro boy drawing on the sidewalk, New Iberia, Louisiana, 1938

 Negro boys in crowd, National Rice Festival, Crowley, Louisiana, 1938

 Negro child playing phonograph in cabin home, Transylvania Project, Louisiana, 1939

 Negro school at Tent City near Shawneetown, Illinois, 1937

New Madrid County, Missouri. Child of sharecropper cultivating cotton, 1938