Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Dorothea Lange

 Oklahoma drought refugees stalled on highway 
near Lordsburg, New Mexico, May 1937
 Oklahoma migratory workers washing in a hot spring 
in the desert. Imperial Valley, California, March 1937
 Oklahomans bound for Oregon along a highway in California, February 1937
 Part of family arrived the night before from Rockwell, Texas. Picked their way across the country. Encamped on the river bottom. Near Holtville. Imperial Valley, California, February 1939
U.S. 99. Near Tulare, California. Entered California fall of 1938. En-route to 
pea harvest in Imperial Valley. Car broke-down. "Want to get back 
to Missouri if they can ever get the money."  February 1939

Monday, March 30, 2015

Louis Edward Nollau

 Children in a homemade train
 Children painting a mural
 Children spinning wool
 Two men in dorm room, 1935
 Woman sitting under a trellis
Women and man and rock formation

Sunday, March 29, 2015

William Archer Price

 Bainbridge's Fruit and Confectionery Shop, Alison's Corner, Takapuna, ca. 1908
 Beach at Cape Foulwind, early 1900s
 Girl with dogs on Sulphur Beach, Northcote, Auckland, ca. 1910
 Hotel at Tokomaru Bay, East Coast, ca. 1910
 Lake at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, 1910s
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Leslie Jones

L Street Boathouse, South Boston
 Members of the Women's Naval Reserve ride on 
swan boat in the Public Garden, Boston, 1932
 Mme. Helene Alberti of Brookline to demonstrate the Greek law of cosmic motion, 1931
 Nature dancers - Boston
Paul Revere House in the North End, Boston, 1954
Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection

Friday, March 27, 2015

Harris & Ewing

Here's another set of uncaptioned photos.

 [nothing creepy about this, no sir!]

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ann Rosener

World War II home front pictures.

 "Can I wear it today?" Attractive playsuits for daughter can be made from that old housedress, the one with the splitting seams, and Junior's first long pants (no cuffs) can emerge from father's old overcoat. February 1942
 Agriculture. Women on farms. Like many another U.S. farmer's wife, Mrs. Harold Sontag of Maple Park, Illinois, takes an active part in the management of her farm but at the end of a long and active day, she still finds time to entertain her tow-headed youngsters with tales of farm life "when I was a little girl." September 1942
 Agriculture. Women on farms. There's a feminine hand at the controls of many of America's activities these days. Like many other farm wives whose husbands are engaged in war work, Mrs. William Wood manages a 120 acre farm in Colona, Michigan, with little male assistance. With a crop of corn, tomatoes and rasberries to harvest, she still finds time to care for her own Victory garden and to attend a first-aid class. And for the scrap drive Mrs. Wood salvaged 1,600 pounds of outworn metal and rubber articles from the farm, and contributed them to her local collection agency. 1942-43
 All nursing and no play might make Frances Bullock (right) a dull girl! To preclude such a possibility, Army nurses hold dances in the nurses' home. May 1943
 Cardinal "don't" for housekeepers: don't put hot food into the refrigerator. Allow cooked foods to cool to room temperature before placing in the refrigerator. February 1942
 Conservation of durable goods. So-o-o-o big! But still not quite big enough to sell to the junk man or give to the Red Cross, Boy Scouts or other agencies in the neighborhood. Conservation of waste paper will save millions of dollars annually for Uncle Sam. February 1942
 Do you know why sugar must be rationed? Why you can't buy any more refrigerators or pleasure cars? There's plenty of material available on these subjects which can be obtained from the government. February 1942
Don't let pretty labels on cans mislead you, but learn the difference between grades and the relative economy of buying larger instead of small cans. The Pure Food Law requires packers to state exact quantity and quality of canned products, so take advantage of this information and buy only after thorough inspection of labels. February 1942

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Old Peking

These photos of Peking (now Beijing) and its environs are from the Cornell University Archives and date to around 1879. Notice the "ghost people" in many of the photos.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Steffano Webb

 Adams and Hooper Wedding party, with large automobile, 1913
 Aulsebrooks factory, packing chocolates, ca. 1910
 Boating, Canterbury Rowing Club, 1910
 Bride and three bridesmaids with floral bouquets, wedding of F Potter, 19 May 1911
Children riding on camels, New Zealand 
International Exhibition, Christchurch, 1906-07
Steffano Webb Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library

Monday, March 23, 2015

Cornell University

 Classes and class activities, 1905
 Cornell University Commencement procession leading to Libe Slope, ca. 1912
 Crew from above
 Delta Gamma sorority sisters, 1895
First colored women voters, 1921