Monday, October 31, 2016

Burt V. Brooks

Boys working in a field, Greenwich, Massachusetts, ca. 1910
Children playing hide and seek, Greenwich, Massachusetts, ca. 1910
Man and dog in a dairy wagon, Greenwich, Massachusetts, ca. 1910
Pond behind Brooks-Fewell home, Greenwich, Massachusetts, ca. 1910
Portrait of mother, children, and cat, Greenwich, Massachusetts, ca. 1910

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Vintage Ireland

Bandstand at Warrenpoint, Co. Down, ca. 1908
 Cast of H.M.S. Pinafore, Rockwell College, 
Cashel, Co. Tipperary, 25 March 1936
 Kate Kearney's Cottage, Gap of Dunloe, Killarney, Co. Kerry
Ladies' Bathing Place at Portrush, Co. Antrim, ca. 1900
Members of the Irish Women Workers' Union 
on the steps of Liberty Hall, ca. 1914

Friday, October 28, 2016

Vintage Nova Scotia

Anglican Church, Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia, 1950s
 Cutting the wedding cake
 Family gathered in a living room
 Man and woman playing music
Playing canasta

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Reuben Sallows

 Haircut in snow, 1917
 Lumber jacks, 1917
 Making sugar, 1907
 Pouring sap, 1908
Unloading sap, 1907

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Adam MacLay

Group of five men at a Royal Mountaineers camp, 1905-26
 Studio portrait of unidentified girl, dressed in Union Jack flags and 
holding an American flag, probably Christchurch district, 1905-26
Two men sitting in a buggy that is harnessed to a horse, 1902-03
 Unidentified young men, women and children in formal clothes, 
outdoor group portrait, probably Christchurch district, 1905-26
Wedding party portrait, 1905-26

Adam MacLay Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Vintage Colorado

Actress by the door of a log cabin, Colorado, ca 1895
 Advertisement for “Reliable” stove, Denver, Colorado, ca. 1890
 Advertisement for “Reliable” stove, Denver, Colorado, ca. 1890
Colorado Midland car Starlight, ca. 1900
 Lady farmers, Colorado, ca. 1900
 Seven ladies and a man eating watermelon in work clothes, Colorado, ca. 1900
Well house outside log ranch house, Colorado, ca. 1900

Monday, October 24, 2016

G. G. Bain

 Beatrice Allen, Hazel Dawn, Consuelo Bailey, Eleanor Dawn, 
Ann Pennington, Gertrude McCoy, Vera Maxwell, ca. 1917
 Capt. McKinney and policewomen
 Helen Campbell, a Hunter College student who received a license as a wireless operator during World War I. She worked for the National League for Women's Service as a wireless operator.
 Isabelle Wanamaker, 1915-20
Josephine Bartlett at women's swimming contests at 
Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York City, July 16, 1914

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Great Fire of 1872

The Great Boston fire of 1872 was Boston's largest urban fire, and still ranks as one of the most costly fire-related property losses in American history. The conflagration began at 7:20 p.m. on November 9, 1872, in the basement of a commercial warehouse at 83-87 Summer Street. The fire was finally contained 12 hours later, after it had consumed about 65 acres of Boston's downtown, 776 buildings and much of the financial district, and caused $73.5 million in damage. Miraculously, only thirteen people died in the inferno.

 Boston Fire, Nov. 10, 1872. Liberty Square, Water Street, cor. Kilby Street, facing State Street. Claflin Guards, Newton, Co. C., 1st Regt., Mass Militia
Corner of Milk and Federal Streets
Franklin St. (Old South Meeting House in background)
Part of the view of a panorama of Fire of 1872
 Rear of old post office
Remains of Donahoes block, Franklin St

Saturday, October 22, 2016


Here's a diverse set of photos from World War II, courtesy of Anti-Worlds.

 A British soldier gives a defiant “V” sign to German POWs captured at the Second Battle of El Alamein during the Western Desert Campaign. Near El Alamein, Egypt. 26 October 1942
[that V sign also has another meaning in the British world, equivalent to the middle finger]
 Australian soldiers of the 2/9th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Australian Artillery position a  Bofors 40 mm anti-aircraft/multi-purpose autocannon at a possible enemy Imperial Japanese plane during the Battle of Milne Bay, Papua, September 1942
 British soldiers pose with a Bofors 40 mm anti-aircraft gun while defending Malta from Axis aerial attacks in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations. Valletta, Malta. 12 May 1942
 Four unidentified American Doolittle Raid crewmen, who bailed out over China, are escorted through a Chinese village before being reunited with their unit. The Doolittle Raid  was the first air raid by the United States to strike the Japanese Home Islands. Most of the crew members who bailed out over China, either crash landed, or were shot down by the Japanese. The assistance given by the Chinese to the airmen spurred the Japanese Imperial Army to carry out a retaliatory action called the Zhejiang-Jiangxi Campaign; over the course of four months, entire Chinese villages were destroyed, and an estimated 250,000 Chinese civilians were killed. Unknown village, China. 18 April 1942
 Jewish children sit barefoot and in ragged clothing in 
Nowolipie Street in the Warsaw Ghetto. May 1942
 Jews in the Drohobych Ghetto are rounded by German troops 
for deportation to Belzec extermination camp. November 1942
 Maltese women go about their daily chores, washing laundry amidst 
the rubble caused by Axis Italian and German bombing. April 1942
Most of the remaining Jews in the town of Hanau are rounded up and forced 
to board trains bound eastward to concentration camps. May 1942