Friday, March 31, 2017

Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood of 1889 basically destroyed Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The flood was due to the failure of a dam upstream from the town. It was probably the worst natural disaster in the United States up to that time; 2,208 people lost their lives.

A view of the great stone bridge, where thousands of men, women and children were buried, together with horses, cows, railroad trains, houses, stables, and everything the flood could carry
An ocean of mud
Beginning life anew, site of old home
Carrying body out of the wreck
General view of the wrecked city
In the path of ruin
Remains of crockery store
Ruins from Bedford Street
Scene of the fire at the Stone Bridge

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Charles Lee

 Mary feeding Sandy Lee, Mountain Park, Alberta, ca. 1935
Mary Lee at a picnic in Luscar, Alberta, ca. 1935
Sack race during Coal Branch Sports Day, Mountain Park, Alberta, ca. 1925
Sunday baseball game outside Mountain Park, Alberta, ca. 1925
Two Mountain Park baseball players and a woman 
with a fur coat, Mountain Park, Alberta, ca. 1920

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Andrew J. Russell

In the late 1860s, photographer Andrew J. Russell traveled west to document the construction of the Union Pacific Railway in Wyoming and Utah, including the famous “golden spike” moment on May 10, 1869, when the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads were joined in Promontory, Utah, creating the nation’s first transcontinental railroad. Russell captured images of the railway construction as well as the wide-open landscape of the American West and its inhabitants.

A gathering of Shoshone Indians
East and West shaking hands at laying last rail. The ceremony took place on May 10, 1869, 
marking the placement of the “golden spike” at Promontory Summit, Utah.
Members of the Rocky Mountain Glee Club, 1864-1869
Mormon Family, Great Salt Lake Valley. The man is surrounded by 
his family of wives and children, enjoying the noonday rest.
Officers of the Union Pacific Railroad at the laying of 
the last rail at Promontory Summit, Utah, in 1869
Source: The Atlantic

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Henry Armytage Sanders

A long line of New Zealand troops digging 
trenches near Couin, France, 6 April 1918
A priest speaking to soldiers, who are sitting on the ground, at a New Zealand 
Brigade church service in Sapignies, France, 8 September 1918
New Zealand regimental aid post in a captured trench at Puisieux, France
New Zealand soldiers preparing a 6 inch trench mortar 
near Le Quesnoy, France, 29 October 1918
Soldiers eating sausage rolls, Selle, France, 1917

Monday, March 27, 2017

Indiana University

Dancing at the Band Picnic, October 1940
Maple Hall residents, April 1947
Music classroom, June 1948
Practice teaching, January 1949
Residents at West Hall listening to Stan Kenton records, January 1949

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Ole Tobias Olsen

Christiania. Egeberg. Hansteen and Milda, 1860-1900
Four people in a carriage, 1860-1900
Group of Junkerdalen, 1860-1900
Handelsmand Meyer with family, 1860-1900
Kvitenget. Peder Mikkelsen and family, 1860-1900
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Herbert F. Cooper

Coronation scene, Strabane, ca. 1911
Horse-drawn Bus (in the Bowling Green), ca. 1910
Main street, Strabane, ca. 1920
Newtown-Kennedy Street, Strabane, ca. 1910
The Mourne, Strabane, ca. 1910

Friday, March 24, 2017

Harris & Ewing

Blanche Noyes, who in 1930 took John D. Rockefeller, Jr., for his first and only air ride, has been appointed an air marking pilot for the Bureau of Air Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce
Performance group, 1932-33
Police rout Communists with tear gas at demonstration 
during congress opening, December 1930
Spanish dancers. Betty Ross (kneeling) and Zellah Bladen, 1929
Winners in National Spelling Bee received by President Coolidge, May 23, 1927

Thursday, March 23, 2017

William Letts Oliver

We are back to posting new material.

Olvina Winery, Livermore, California
Party in rowboat
Shipwreck Atlantic (whaleboat) on beach near Cliff House, San Francisco
Sierra Buttes Mine brass band
Woman standing next to World's Fair Premium Searchlight, Mt. Lowe?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Courting Couples

A section of the crowd in Martin Place, Sydney during 
the Victory Pacific celebrations, 15 August 1945
Burt V. Brooks: Three couples in a field of boulders, Greenwich, Mass., ca. 1910
George Brassaï: The Kiss, 1935-37
Ray Gurney and Dora Miller skating on Squire Pond, 1903
Sam Hood: Royal Price Alfred Hospital Christmas kiss, Sydney, December 1944
The happy couple, posing in front of a house on the corner of Old Common and Bolton Station Road, prepares to take their new Hupmobile for a spin, Lancaster, Massachusetts