Monday, July 31, 2017

Vintage China

Greatest of China's statesmen - Li Hung Chang in the 
court of his yamen, Tientsin, China, 1901
Natives at breakfast, movable chow shop, Canton, 1919
Newly married couple dining together for the first time, Canton, China, 1919
Rich merchants dining with the singing girls, Peking, China, 1901
Some of China's solemn daughters at recreation--
recess at So. Gate Presbyterian Mission School, Shanghai, 1901

Sunday, July 30, 2017

G. G. Bain

Mexican rebels in action, 1910-15
Motorcycle machine gun, 1915-20
Orphans going to Coney Island, June 7, 1911
Women in large carriage on street for Cleveland New Party
Women's Motor Corps on Recruit, 1917-18
Wright's new machine, ca. 1910

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Great Patriotic War

 A column of German Tiger I heavy tanks and a MAN ML 4500 truck 
of the 1st SS-Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler become 
bogged down during the fight for Western Ukraine, November 1943
A Soviet Army soldier feeds a Russian baby he has found abandoned 
in an empty cabin in the village of Izvekov 14 March 1943
Russian civilians in Murmansk watch an aerial battle between 
Soviet and German pilots taking place over the city, 6 April 1943
Russian civilians in Nevel greet Soviet troops with flowers following the liberation 
of the city from German occupation following the Battle for Nevel, October 1943
Russian civilians joyously greet a Soviet Naval Infantryman following the 
liberation of Tagnarog from the occupying Germans, September 1943
Soviet machine gunners take up positions on the banks of the 
Dnieper River during the Battle of the Dnieper. September 1943
Soviet soldiers battle through the ruins of a house in a village near Kiev during 
the Battle of the Dnieper. The battle was one of the largest operations in 
the war, involving almost 4,000,000 troops on both sides. September 1943
Soviet soldiers help Russian refugees return to their homes following the Third Battle of Smolensk when Soviet forces of the 39th, 43rd and 10th Armies recaptured of the city and surrounding areas from Axis occupation. September 1943
Soviet soldiers in a trench fire on a German plane during the 
opening phase of the Battle of Kursk.  7 July 1943
Soviet soldiers of 248th Separate Infantry Brigade greet Russian 
civilians of a kolkhoz (collective farm) west of Kursk. February 1943
Soviet soldiers of the 270th Rifle Division, Soviet 7th Guards Army, 
begin a counteroffensive during the Battle of Kursk. 12 July 1943
Soviet soldiers talk to recently liberated Russian civilians 
in a small village near Rzhev, March 1943
The Soviet commander of the Budak Company of partisans (left) 
points out enemy German positions on a map to Komsosmol fighters 
Mariya Yelnik and Pavel Kiselev. Near Kursk, February 1943
Source: Anti-Worlds

Friday, July 28, 2017

Vintage Trondheim

Constitution Day in Ila Park, 1915
Kitchen at Trøndelag exhibition, 1930
Lunde family summer outing in Sæter, ca. 1915
Nordregate, 1920s
Taxi driver and his cab, 1917. The "balloon" on the roof is a container 
for gas, which was used instead of petrol during WWI and a 
couple of years later. Cabdriver is car owner Isak Garmo.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Leslie Jones

Back with new posts. I am close to winding this up, probably in a week or so.

Public playground, Boston area, 1917-34
Rum runner Mary seized with $175,000 in liquor in 
Dorchester Bay, brought in to Boston Waterfront, 1932
Second party at Bill Marr's, Milton, April 1942
Shirley Temple at child birthday party, July 1938
Showgirls backstage
Singers at the Apple Blossom Festival, Groton, ca. 1940
Soldiers and their ladies in the front row. Probably World War II era
Stars who will appear in the United Nations benefit show at the Boston Garden. 
Left to right, Anne Miller, Jinx Falkenburg, and Evelyn Keyes, ca. 1942
Tea room
Team of horses plow snow on Tremont Street Mall, ca. 1930

Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Indiana University

 Summer prom, July 1947
Sycamore Hall Recreation Room, May 1941
Tea time, April 1939
University School Lounge and Snack Bar, February 1944
W.A.T.C. girls working on motor, December 1942
Woman diving into pool, 1945
 Women in a dorm room, January 1948

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Well Project, Saint Mary's County

This appears to have been a project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a New Deal agency. Photos by John Collier.

 A Ridge project family and neighbors made a real holiday of the 
installation of the new well. Saint Mary's County, Maryland, July 1941
Children are always watching and waiting. Ridge well project, 
Saint Mary's County, Maryland, July 1941
Fourth generation from slavery. Grandfather Briscoe's 
great grandchildren. Near Ridge, Maryland. Saint Mary's County, July 1941
Front porch. No one dares sit out here anymore. John Briscoe farmhouse 
near Ridge, Maryland. Saint Mary's County, July 1941
Little John Fredrick stands on the outside "where the flies ain't so bad." 
John Fredrick's privy, Saint Mary's County, Maryland, July 1941
The Fredrick womenfolk shell snap beans. 
Saint Mary's County, Maryland, July 1941
Two supervisors and borrower talk over the home problem. 
Saint Mary's County, Maryland, July 1941
Washing clothes near the old well. Ridge well project, 
Saint Mary's County, Maryland, July 1941
Witching for water with a peach limb. Safe well demonstration, 
Ridge, Maryland, Saint Mary's County, July 1941