Monday, September 30, 2013

Gretchen van Tassel

Here are some more post-internment photos of Japanese-Americans.

 After school the Shimomura children usually play with Mollie and Bonnie Ritchie, 
sometimes with the new kittens and Irish settler puppies on the Ritchie farm, 
and often with their dolls in the living room of the Shimomura home. 1944
 Among the animals on the A. L. Ritchie and J. S. Ritchie farm are nine Irish settler pups 
which are being fed by Mrs. Ritchie, Mollie Ritchie, and Mrs. Umeko Shimomura. 1944
 Chieko Anne Shimomura is known as Annie in the third grade of the Westfield Friends 
School at Riverton, N.J. because there are two other Annes in her class. 1944
 David Shinn Shimomura does his homework in the family kitchen 
while his mother, Mrs. Umeko Shimomura looks on. 1944
 Gathered around the piano for some singing are several members 
of the Yamasaki family with a couple of their friends. 1944
 In the yard of their home on the Ritchie fruit farm, Riverton, N.J., 
Mrs. Umeko Shimomura has started a small vegetable garden. 1944
 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Matsuichi look over the day's menu with Mrs. Harry Champion, 
manager of the Old Lyme Inn, Old Lyme, Connecticut. The Matsuichis recently 
arrived from Heart Mountain, to live and work at the Inn. 1945
 Mrs. Asaka hands out soda pop to neighborhood children in the grocery store 
which she and her husband own. Harry Asaka, Issei, first relocated to 
Washington, D.C., in August, 1943, from Gila River Relocation Center. 1945
 Mrs. George Kiyoi is holding her 2 1/2 week old son, Michael for his first picture. 
The family now lives in New Jersey where he is working at the Seabrook Farms. 1944
 Mrs. Miye Tachihara Ota and her sister, Mrs. Hama Itow 
add finishing touches to a customer's wave. 1945
 Mrs. Teruharu Suzuki looks on as Mrs. Jose Machado points out a bumblebee 
to a neighbor. Mr. and Mrs. Suzuki left Minidoka in May and have been working 
for the Machados at their country home in Cornwall, Connecticut. 1945
 Pat Urushima from Jerome is now working for the 
Public Health Service at Bethesda, Maryland. 1944
 Tami Nakaguchi arrived in Washington from Jerome in Sept., 1943. 
Using secretarial training acquired at the center, Tami is now working 
for the Public Health Service at Bethesda, Maryland. 1944
 The Abe family from Colorado River, formerly of Seal Beach, California, 
gather on the porch of their new home to have their picture taken. 1945
 The kindergarten class of the Westfield Friends School at Riverton, N.J. adds a final whistle 
to a whistling story being told them by their teacher, Mrs. Cora Williams. 1944
William Mori (left), owner of the K. and J. Three Decker Restaurant, walks along a busy street in Waterbury, Connecticut, with one of the resettlers who works in his restaurant. 1945

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Matthew Brady

Matthew Brady was one of the primary photographers active during the American Civil War.

 71st New York Infantry at Camp Douglas, 1861
 Abner Doubleday
[a successful Civil War general, Doubleday has been 
mistakenly credited with having invented baseball]
 Alpheus S. Williams
[another Union general in the Civil War]
 Ambrose Burnside
[a Union general with mixed success; his distinctive facial hair gave birth to the term "sideburns"]
Portrait of Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, 1860–65

Friday, September 27, 2013

August Sander

 Basketmakers at work, 1931
 Beggar, 1926
 Boys in the woods
 Bricklayer, 1928
 Children of a mining family, Mechernich, 1930
 Country girls, ca. 1928
 Engaged farming couple, 1911
 Farmer sowing, 1952
 Farmer's child, 1919
 Farming couple - propriety and harmony, 1912
 Farming family, 1912
Farming family, 1913

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Roman Vishniac

 Burlesque dancer entertaining servicemen and other patrons while balancing 
a glass on her head, Leon & Eddie's, 52nd Street, New York, 1945
 Mourners carrying a Chinese American Navy sailor's coffin 
during a funeral procession, Chinatown, New York, 1943-44
 Nazi Storm Troopers, ca. 1935
 People behind bars, Berlin Zoo, early 1930s
 Sisters Marion, Renate, and Karen Gumprecht, refugees assisted by the 
National Refugee Service (NRS) and Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), 
shortly after their arrival in the United States, Central Park, New York, 1941
 Sisters wearing klederdracht (traditional costumes), Marken, The Netherlands, 1939
 Street scene with swastika flag in background
 Untitled [Beach dwellers in the afternoon, Nice, France] c. 1939
 Women walking with a baby carriage, Berlin, 1935-36
Zionist youth dancing the Cherkessia, a genre of dance from the Caucasus Mountains 
adopted by Jewish pioneers and brought to Palestine, 1939

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Detroit Publishing

 Arnold's Dock, Mackinac, Michigan, 1908
 Bathers in the surf, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1900-1915
 Capt. Riley and lifeguards, Coney Island, 1900-05
 On the beach at Atlantic City, 1901
 Rolling chairs on the boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1905-1920
 Ruth and Alice, 1890-1910
 Seminole Indian and family, in dug-out canoe, Miami, Florida, 1900-1915
 South Shore ore docks, Marquette, Michigan, 1910-1920
 The Ponies, Coney Island, New York, 1900-1910