Thursday, October 31, 2013

National Photo

 Morgan Dancers, 1923
 Mr. and Mrs. Bieber, 1921
[Justin's great-grandparents?? Does that explain their expressions?]
 Mr. and Mrs. Renkie Tsuda, 1922
 Mrs. F.H. Lockwood, & Miss Joy Welford of Ashville, Mrs. G.M. Blaker, 1910-20
 Mrs. Herbert Hoover, 1926
 Mrs. Jno. Howard, Mrs. Jno. David, Mme. Nano, 1924
 Mrs. W.S. Day, 1925
 National American Ballet, 1924
 National American Ballet, 1924
National American Ballet, 1924

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Vintage Iceland

These photos are from the Cornell University Library photostream.

 A foreign tourist starting from Reykjavík, 1911
 An Icelander and his steed, ca. 1900
 Búðahraun, S.E. From Snæfellsjökull, from the pass, Iceland, ca. 1900
 Cottage at Flatey. "Melur" (wild oats) on roof, Iceland, ca. 1900
 Family at Brattholt, near Gullfoss, Iceland, ca. 1900
 Fish washing indoors. Reykjavík, Iceland, 1911
 Hraun. Styr's home. Iceland, ca. 1900
 Hraungerði, Iceland. Minister and his family, ca. 1900
 Reykjavík. The natural laundry, ca. 1900
 Reynivellir, near Breiðamerkurjökull, Iceland, ca. 1900
 Reyðarvatn, Iceland, ca. 1900
Vopnafjörður. Fish washing, Iceland, ca. 1900

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


 "Cow Girls" at the Pendleton "Round Up", 1911
 6th Biennial Convention, National Women's Trade League, June 1917
 20th Annual session of the N.A.A.C.P., June 1929, Cleveland, Ohio
 1941 Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, Louisville, parading north
 Amateur championship game, Telling's Strollers vs. Hanna's Cleaners, 
Brookside Stadium, September 20, 1914. 100,000 in attendance
 Annual Frontier Celebration, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1910
 Automobile panorama, ca. 1909
 Bradley bathing pavilion, Asbury Park, ca. 1902
 Final review of the 26th (Yankee) Division, Camp Devens, April 22nd, 1919
General Pershing, and Major General Dickman, with the 
officers & men of the 2nd Division, Valendar, Germany, March, 1919

Monday, October 28, 2013

Vintage Korea

First group of a great collection. Most are from Cornell University Archives.

 A merchant and his friends on a cold day, ca. 1904
 An ox market in Korea, ca. 1904
 Bullock or pony-drawn carts, loaded with firewood or grass 
for household fires, filing through the streets, ca. 1904
 Children climb on a statue outside of one of Korea's grand palaces, ca. 1904
 Fulling clothes was a women's chore done usually in the evenings, after 
the kitchen work was finished for the day. When the clothes were still 
slightly damp after washing, they were folded and fulled on a flat board. ca. 1904
 Group of Korean men, in full scholar's attire, ca. 1904
 Korean boatman
 Korean laborer and middle class in front of store, ca. 1904
 Korean men with sunglasses, ca. 1904
 Korean scholar posing on stone animal at Yi king's tomb, 1905
 Line of children (orphans?) with American and Korean flags, ca. 1904
Min Yong-hwan's state funeral procession, ca. 1904

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Georges Dambier

Georges Dambier was a French fashion photographer. He was one of the first such to photograph models outdoors rather than in a studio. I know this is not my usual fare, but the photos are interesting peeks at the height of 1950s chic.

 Actress Anna Karina Godard, Elle, March 1960
 Actress Anna Karina in a navy shantung dress 
topped with a hat by Cécile Billard, Elle, March 1959
 Actress Taina Elg in a mousseline dress by Givenchy, Morocco, Elle, April 1953
 Anna Karina in a wool camel-hair coat by Jean Patou, Elle, March 1959
 At the Hotel Eden Roc, Cap d’Antibes, June 1957
 Bettina and Brigitte Bardot, photo by Georges Dambier, 1954
 Figure-hugging dress by Jacques Fath, March 1954
 Françoise Dambier in sleeveless chintz dress by Perlène, Yugoslavia, Elle, August 1955
 Françoise Dambier, Italy, Elle, June 1952
 Françoise Dambier, Venice, Elle, June1952
Françoise Dambier, Yugoslavia, Elle, August 1955