Friday, June 29, 2012

Russell Lee - Farm Work

Photos by FSA photog Russell Lee of farm work in progress.

 Day laborers, cotton pickers, in field, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas, 1938

 Mexican beet workers, near Fisher, Minnesota, 1937

 Mexican girls, carrot workers, Edinburg, Texas, 1939

 Mexican mother and son cutting spinach, La Pryor, Texas, 1939

 Mr. and Mrs. Schoenfeldt pulling beets from their tile garden, 
Sheridan County, Kansas, 1939

 Southeast Missouri Farms. FSA clients preparing greens for canning, 1938

Young boy gathering potatoes near East Grand Forks, Minnesota, 1937

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Composers, ctd

Another set of photos of classical music composers.

 Georges Bizet
[Habañera from "Carmen"]
 Giuseppe Verdi
[Libiamo Ne' Lieti Calici from "La Traviata"]

 Gustav Mahler
 Hector Berlioz
 Jacques Offenbach

 Jean Sibelius 
[pretty scary looking in this photo] [Finlandia]

 Johann Strauss, Jr.
 Johannes Brahms
 Joseph Joachim Raff

Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Jack Delano

Another set from Jack Delano.

 Interior of Negro rural house. Greene County, Georgia, 1941

 Lower Manhattan seen from the SS Coamo leaving New York, 1941

 Migratory agricultural workers grading cabbages at the Webster Canning Company, 
Cheriton, Virginia, 1940

 Migratory farm workers sleeping in a house where thirty-five persons are housed, 
vicinity of Belcross, North Carolina, 1940

 Mr. Cicero Ward, Negro FSA client. Southern, Greene County, Georgia, 1941

 Mr. Colson, tobacco farmer near Suffield, Connecticut hanging tobacco up in his barn for curing, 1940

 Mr. Ralph Reitz loading produce at his farm near Falls Creek, Pennsylvania for sale at the Tri-County Farmers Co-op Market in Du Bois, Pennsylvania, 1940

Mr. and Mrs. Simon Kertulla, Finnish poultry farmers, Foster, Rhode Island, 1940

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Detroit Publishing - New York City

From Detroit Publishing, here are some photos of the Big Apple:

 A hansom at Madison Square, New York, 1900
[what is a hansom? find out here]
 An Easter floral display, New York, 1900-1905

 Approach to Brooklyn Bridge, New York, 1909

 Banana docks, New York, 1906

 Brooklyn Bridge, New York, 1905-1920

 Canal boats at East River docks, New York, 1900

 Children's Day, Central Park, New York, ca. 1905

Clam seller in Mulberry Bend, New York City, 1900

Monday, June 25, 2012

Golden Gate Bridge

Here is a series of photos of the Golden Gate Bridge, during its construction from 1933-1937.

 Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, ca. 1933. A trestle reaches out from the San Francisco shore to the foundation of the north tower.

 Work progresses on the Golden Gate Bridge, as seen in 1934

 Golden Gate Bridge towers

 Two completed towers of the Golden Gate Bridge

 Picture dated October 1935 of the Golden Gate bridge, in the San Francisco Bay, during its construction.

 Workers complete the catwalks for the Golden Gate Bridge, hundreds of feet above the strait below, prior to spinning the bridge cables during construction on October 25, 1935.

 The Golden Gate bridge, during its construction in May of 1936

Unfinished Golden Gate Bridge from Fort Scott

 Historic 1936 photograph of road deck being suspended from cables

 Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge

 Nearing completion in 1937

 The Golden Gate Bridge, nearly complete on November 12, 1936. The warship seen passing under the bridge was on its way to attend the opening of the Oakland Bay Bridge.

 Opening day. The Golden Gate Bridge was opened to pedestrians on May 27, 1937. The next day it officially opened to vehicular traffic.

 Opening day. Pedestrian Day from the north tower.

Motorcycles crossing the Bridge on opening day.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Lewis Hine - Mill Workers

Hine took hundreds of pictures of children working in textile mills. Here's the first group of these, all taken of children actually at work in the mills.

 A little spinner in the Mollahan Mills, Newberry, S.C. She was tending her "sides" like a veteran, but after I took the photo, the overseer came up and said in an apologetic tone that was pathetic, "She just happened in." December 3, 1908

 Addie Card, 12 years old, anemic little spinner in North Pownal Cotton Mill, 
Vermont, 1910

 Adrienne Pagnette, an adolescent French illiterate, speaks almost no English. Is probably 14 or 15. Doffs on top floor spinning room in Glenallen Mill, Winchendon, Massachusetts, 1911

 Bibb Mill No. 1. Many youngsters here. Some boys were so small they had to climb up on the spinning frame to mend the broken threads and put back the empty bobbins. 
Macon, Georgia, 1909

 Cheney Silk Mills. Favorable working conditions. 
South Manchester, Connecticut, 1924

 Girl beginning to spin. Many of these there. Lincolnton, North Carolina, 1908

Lincoln Cotton Mills, Evansville, Indiana. Girls at weaving machine; warpers, 1908