Saturday, February 28, 2015

World War I - women workers

These photos of women workers during World War I come from here.

 A woman delivers coal in France
 A woman makes and repairs shoes
 Women filling shells in a munitions factory in Scotland
 Women grease and inspect the signals at the Gare du Nord, in Paris, France
 Women pilots in flying suits
 Women shovelling snow from the road, in Paris, France
Women unloading a coal wagon in England

Friday, February 27, 2015

Dorothea Lange

 Latter Day Saints portrait group. These people, man and wife, are both 
eighty-five years old. Converts to Mormonism from South Africa. 
She was the first schoolteacher in Escalante, April 1936
 Log house now occupied and enlarged by the Halley family. Mrs. Halley in doorway with youngest child. Bonner County, Idaho, October 1939
 Longshoremen's lunch hour. San Francisco waterfront. California, February 1937
 Lunchtime for young migrants at Shafter Camp, California. The nursery school for migrant children is conducted in camp under nursery school teachers trained by WPA (Work Projects Administration), and assigned to work in the camp under WPA project. February 1939
 Meeting of the Mothers' Club in Arvin camp for migrant workers, an FSA camp. The discussion this evening centers on the possibility of buying kerosene oil in large quantities and distributing it cooperatively in camp, to cut costs. Kerosene is used both for cooking and for lighting purposes. November 1939
 Migrant agricultural labor family. Tenant farmer with six children, refugees from Texas, near Wasco, California. "People just can't make it back there with drought, hailstorms, windstorms, duststorms, insects. They'll all be here in another year or two. People exist here and they can't do that there. You can make it here if you sleep late and eat little, but it's pretty tough--there's so many people." June 1938
Migrant agricultural workers' home. California, February 1937

Thursday, February 26, 2015

21st Birthdays

From Revelle Jackson, these are pictures taken at 21st birthday parties - apparently a big deal in 1960s New Zealand.

 November 1965
 October 1967

 May 1968

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Leslie Jones

 Cowgirls at Boston Garden for the Rodeo, November 1931
 Faneuil Hall Market, South Market Street, ca. 1930
 Girls at clam bake, 1947
 Kids dressed to go to the old fishing hole
Skater Barbara Ann Scott in action, 1951
Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Harris & Ewing - Kids

 "Our Gang" comedy stars call on President Coolidge, May 18, 1927
 Children crossing street, February-March 1935
 Despite a cold drizzle, nearly 1000 Washington youngsters romped over 
the south grounds of the White House today as the guests of President and 
Mrs. Hoover at the traditional Easter eggrolling. Washington playground 
teachers staged a number of games for the enjoyment of the children. March 28, 1932
 Navy children boxing, 1932-33
[this is wrong on so many levels]
 Safety first for this Miss, Washington, D.C. August 8. Equipped with 
bumpers fore and aft, 4-year-old Betty Buck is taking unnecessary 
chances as she tries her first pair of roller skates, August 8, 1936
Snow, children sledding, Washington, DC, 1915-23

Monday, February 23, 2015

Albert Percy Godber

 Albert Percy Godber boating on the Waihou River at Te Aroha, in 1917
 Four people with a car parked at the Summit on the Rimutaka Road, 1924
 Group outside the fire damaged soap factory of Allender & Co, Petone, 21 January 1906
 Men camping near the Waipapa River, 1918
Men in a scow being towed by two horses, on the Waipapa River, near Rangiahua, 1918

Albert Percy Godber Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

World War II

 These were found at this site.

 German soldier with cat, Voronezh Oblast, USSR, July 16, 1942
 Observer who spotted a machine gun nest finds its location on a map so they can send the information to artillery or mortars. Iwo Jima, February 1945
 Soldiers in bunks on Army transport, S.S. Pennant, 
Port of Embarkation, San Francisco, California. November 1942
 The crew of B-29 Superfortress 42-24598 "Waddy's Wagon. 
Saipan, November 24, 1944
[this may be one of the coolest photos ever!]
VMF 214 "Black Sheep" Squadron at Espiritu Santo. September 7, 1943