Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Jack Delano

 Mrs. Willcox, whose home was damaged by the hurricane, Ledyard, Connecticut, 1940

 Music for the Saturday night square dances in Clayville, Rhode Island, is provided by this school teacher from a neighboring town and her son, 1940

 Nashville, Tennessee. Vultee Aircraft Company. In the engine installation section, 1942

 Nashville, Tennessee. Vultee Aircraft Company. Installing electric wiring in a fuselage, 1942

 Pickets outside a textile mill in Greensboro, Green County, Georgia, 1941

 Relatives of the aged Harvey sisters who have come to help them move out of their home in the Camp Croft area, near Whitestone, South Carolina, 1941

 Saturday afternoon in Greensboro, Georgia, 1941

Saturday afternoon in White Plains, Greene County, Georgia, 1941

Monday, July 30, 2012

Harris and Ewing - Ladies Doing Things

 Miss Elinor Blevins, auto racer, 1915

 Miss Frances Lippett. Playing in tennis tournament, 1913
[Wow. Trying to visualize her in that outfit playing against Serena Williams...]

 Miss Gladys Hinckley at the horse show, 1913

 Mrs. Franklin Adams, nee Harriet Chalmers, at zoo with llama, 1912

 Mrs. Jerome N. Bonaparte at dog show, 1915

 Skating party, 1912
[in an era where action shots were extremely difficult to get because of
the photographic technology of the time, this came out pretty well]
George Alta Bonlonager (r) at Fort Myer horse show with daughter, 1911

Friday, July 27, 2012

Civil War

Here are some photos from America's Civil War.

 Alexander Gardner - Petersburg, Virginia, Dictator Mortar, October 1864

 Brandy Station, Virginia, Scouts and guides of the Army of the Potomac, 1864

 City Point, Virginia, Gen. Rufus Ingalls and group, 1865

Colonel Ambrose Burnside and Staff, 1861
[Burnside later became a general. His name is the origin of the word "sideburns".]

 Cumberland Landing, Virginia. Group of contrabands at Foller's house, 1862

 Four Federal officers, vicinity of Fair Oaks, Virginia

 Gen. S.P. Heintzelman and group, convalescent camp, near Alexandria, Virginia

Kate Chase Sprague, best known as a society hostess during the Civil War, 1860

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Russell Lee - Kids

Pictures of children by FSA photographer Russell Lee.

 Children of Alonzo Heath, farmer near Black River Falls, Wisconsin, 1937

 Children playing in the gutter on 139th Street just east of St. Anne's Avenue, 
Bronx, New York, 1936

 Daughters of farmers near La Forge Project, Missouri, 1938

 Daughters of wage laborer working in the sugarcane fields near New Iberia, Louisiana, 1938

 Group of children at S.W. Sparlin sale, Orth, Minnesota, 1937

 Indian children picking blueberries, near Little Fork, Minnesota, 1937

Mexican baby with sister, San Antonio, Texas, 1939

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dorothea Lange - Migrants

 A grandmother from Oklahoma. She works in the California pea fields. 
Calipatria, California, 1939

 Family walking on highway, five children. Started from Idabel, Oklahoma. 
Bound for Krebs, Oklahoma, 1938

 Family who traveled by freight train. Washington, Toppenish, Yakima Valley, 1939

 Living conditions for migrant potato pickers. 
Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California, 1939

 Migrant potato pickers. Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California, 1939

 Migrant woman from Arkansas living in contractor's camp near Westley, California. She would prefer to live in a government camp, but the contractor system prevents, because of control over allocation of work. April, 1939

 Nettie Featherston, wife of a migratory laborer with three children, 
near Childress, Texas, 1938

 Sick migrant child. Washington, Yakima Valley, Toppenish, 1939

 Stalled on the desert, facing a future in California. No money, ten children. 
From Chickasaw, Oklahoma, 1937

Texas woman in carrot pullers' camp. Imperial Valley, California, 1939

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Detroit Publishing - Southern Scenes

Here are some photos of the southeastern US, from Detroit Publishing Company.

 A Live oak drive, St. Augustine, Florida, 1910-1920

 A South Carolina huckster, 1900-1906

 A Southern street fair, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1906

 Ashley Hall, Magnolia Gardens, Charleston, South Carolina, 1910-1920

 Southern fish vendor, 1903

 Sunset, Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida, 1910-1920

The Hermitage, Oak Avenue vista, Savannah, Georgia, 1907

Monday, July 23, 2012

Marion Post Wolcott

 Picnic at Irwinville Farms, Georgia, on May Day, 1939

 Project family in new wagon, Flint River Farms, Georgia, 1939

 Skimming the boiling cane juice to make sorghum syrup at cane mill 
near Carr, Orange County, North Carolina, 1939

 Son of Walter Gaylord pouring sap into container, to be boiled down into maple syrup, 
Mad River Valley, Waitsfield, Vermont, 1940

 Student with recreational director during basketball game, 
Prairie Farms, Montgomery, Alabama, 1939

 Sunday school picnic brought into abandoned mining town of Jere, West Virginia, 
by neighboring parishoners, 1938

 WPA worker's wife washing clothes in front yard. South Charleston, West Virginia, 1938

Women and children on porch near Burton's Fork, Kentucky River, 
near Jackson, Kentucky, 1940