Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mrs. Coolidge

Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, wife of President Calvin Coolidge, was First Lady of the United States from 1923-1929. By all accounts she was vivacious, outgoing, and active (in contrast with her husband, who was known as "Silent Cal"), and she was by far the most photographed First Lady up to that time. These photographs are from National Photo.

Visit this collection of funny stories about Calvin Coolidge, who had quite a dry wit.

Bryn Mawr Alumnae with Mrs. Coolidge, 1924

 Mrs. Coolidge & Mrs. Herbert Hoover at Girl Scouts' little house, 1925

 Mrs. Coolidge and Girl Scouts, 1923

 Mrs. Coolidge and raccoon, Easter egg rolling, 1927

 Mrs. Coolidge eating Girl Scout cookies, 1923

 Mrs. Coolidge distributes Xmas bags for Central Union Mission, 1925

 Mrs. Coolidge, 1921

 Mrs. Coolidge, May Day, 1927

 Mrs. Coolidge, 1921

 President and Mrs. Coolidge acknowledge greetings from crowd, November 1924
[her dog's name was Rob Roy]

 President and Mrs. Coolidge, 1924

 Mrs. Coolidge and Campfire Girls, 1923

Mrs. Coolidge at Friendship House, 1925

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Detroit Publishers

 Observation car on a deluxe overland limited train, 1910-1920

 Pay day at the shipyard, Newport News, Virginia, 1905

 Pay day for the stevedores, Baltimore, Maryland, 1905

 Pay-day on the levee, 1900-1906
 People picking fruit in an orchard, 1900-1920

 Please go 'way and let me sleep, 1890-1910

 REO Mountaineer, New York to San Francisco and back, 1900-1905
 Polly in the peanut patch, 1900-1905

 Roller skating, Forrest Park, Memphis, Tennessee, 1906
[This park, named after Civil War Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest, was recently in the news.]

Rafting pine logs, Keystone Lumber Company, 1901

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Frances Stewart - Japanese Internment

 Free-hand drawing class. Hunt, Idaho, 1943

 Harvest Festival Queens at Camp 1, Thanksgiving day. l-r, Irene Takayama; Peggy Tagami; Chiyi Sekino, Queen; Claire Fujishige; Janet Miura. Rivers, Arizona, 1942

 Ice cream bar passes hands in the community store at Manzanar. 1942

 Kindergarten and nursery children having a grand time on the see-saw, Rivers, Arizona, 1943

 Kitchen crew preparing lunch. Menu is baked macaroni with Spanish sauce, spinach, pickled beets, bread-pudding, tea, bread and butter. Dave K. Yoshida, chef. Hunt, Idaho, 1943

 Kiyoko Tatsukawa, former high school student from Huntington Beach, California, and a graduate of the spring 1943 class in Nurse's Aid at the Poston Hospital

 Little girls playing house at this War Relocation Authority center where evacuees of Japanese ancestry are spending the duration, Poston, Arizona, 1942

 Lucy Yonemitshu, former student from Los Angeles, California, enjoys a few free moments from her household duties and listens to swing music from her familiar and favorite Los Angeles radio station. Manzanar, California, 1943

 Mary Nakagaki studying in the library, Rivers, Arizona, 1942

 Members of the Chick-a-dee soft ball team from Los Angeles choose sides for a practice game at Manzanar, where, since evacuation, the girls have kept their team intact. 1942

 Members of the fire department spend their leisure time by a friendly game of cards. 
Topaz, Utah, 1943

 Memorial Day services at Manzanar. American Legion members 
and Boy Scouts participated in the services. 1942

 Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, accompanied by Dillon Myer, National Director of the War Relocation Authority, visits the Gila Relocation Center, where they were greeted by crowds of enthusiastic evacuees, 1943

 Mrs. Yamatoto, former P.T.A. president from San Francisco, and now head of the Canal Women's Club, presents Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt with a bouquet of flowers, Rivers, Arizona, 1943

 New Year's Fair. Pretty Nami Nadaoka is shown with the program sign at the fair, 
which was held in Camp No. 2, Poston, Arizona, 1943

 Pupils of the high first grade are shown busily at work on their geography lessons. 
Topaz, Utah, 1943

Pvt. Joe Watanabe and his family, Rivers, Arizona, 1944

Monday, February 25, 2013

Ben Shahn - Arkansas

 A destitute family, Ozark Mountains area, 1935

 Community canning, Dyess Colony, Arkansas, 1935

 Blind street musician, West Memphis, Arkansas, 1935

 Cotton pickers at 6:30 a.m., Alexander plantation, Pulaski County, Arkansas, 1935

 Ozark children, Arkansas, 1935

 Inhabitants of Marked Tree, Arkansas, 1935

Cotton pickers ready for day's work, 6:30 a.m., Pulaski County, Arkansas, 1935

Friday, February 22, 2013

Russell Lee

 Indian mother and baby, near Little Fork, Minnesota, 1937

 Indian woman, wife of farmer, McIntosh County, Oklahoma, 1939

 Mrs. Huravitch and youngest son. Williams County, North Dakota, 1937

 Mrs. Olie Thompson ready to drive home from the spring with barrels full of water. 
Williams County, North Dakota, 1937

 Mrs. Sophie Rudd, a widow who lives by herself on forty acres of land 
near Black River Falls, Wisconsin, 1937

 Mrs. Theodore Eickholt and her three children, 
Miller Township, Woodbury County, Iowa, 1936

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

 Negro agricultural day laborer picking string beans in field near Muskogee, Oklahoma, 1939

 Negro FSA clients listening to farm supervisor at mass meeting 
near Marshall, Texas. Sabine Farms, Texas, 1939

Negro family with supplies in wagon ready to leave for the farm, 
Saturday afternoon, San Augustine, Texas, 1939