Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Samuel Heath Head

 Dancers, probably from the Cook Islands, 
performing as part of the Christchurch Exhibition, 1906
 Group of unidentified Maori girls laughing, ca. 1910s
 Holiday celebration, Avon River, Christchurch, 1890s-1930s
 Man and children poling on an unidentified river in a canoe, 1890s-1930s
Maori family washing clothes in tubs, 1890s-1930s

Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Monday, June 29, 2015

G. G. Bain

 13 theatre players named on negative
 Curling, Van Cortlandt Park, New York
 May Day in Central Park, New York, 1908
 May Day Parade, NY, 1910
Small twin girls in front of 1911 Buick roadster

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Frank Denton

 Hotel Braeburn, Wanganui, 1920s
 Manganuiateao River, Ruapehu district, ca. 1920s
 Mayor of Wanganui, Mr Hope Gibbons, placing soil from the 
battlefields of Belgium in the Maori Memorial, 25 April 1925
 Miss L Kahukura standing outside a meeting house, ca. 1910
People playing croquet at the Parkes residence, ca. 1890s
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Detroit Publishing

 Band concert at Barber Park, Bellows Falls, Vermont, 1900-10
 Club house, Kennebunkport, Maine, 1890-1901
 Excursion logging train, Harbor Springs, Michigan, ca. 1906
 Pond and arch bridge, Central Park, New York, ca. 1903
Near Mt. Pleasant, Mt. Pocono, Pennsylvania, ca. 1900

Friday, June 26, 2015


These photos of Fiji were taken by New Zealand photographer William Hall Raine.

 Barges transporting sugar cane, Rewa River, Nausori, Fiji, ca 1930s
 Cattle walking along a road in Fiji, ca. 1930s
 Fijian Indian farmers and boys, Fiji, ca 1930s
 Fijian Indians returning home after shopping, Fiji, ca 1930s
 Fijian women dancing, with dwellings behind, 
a group in the foreground watching, 1935-39
 Group of women outdoors, wearing clothing 
including tapa cloth, probably Fiji, 1935-39
 Lautoka markets under the trees alongside 
the main road, Viti Levu, Fiji, ca. 1935
 Scene in the Fijian countryside with a steam locomotive, 
open air carriages, and passengers, 1930s
Unidentified group of young European men, 
eating a meal, probably Fiji, 1935-39
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Edgar Richard Williams

 Deserted hut, Waitati Bush, Dunedin, 1896 or 1901
 Edgar Williams with a cockatoo, November 1896
 Lydia Myrtle Williams, and members of the Mountfort family, at afternoon tea, 1880s
 Lydia Williams and her sons fishing, Dunedin, 1897
Lydia Williams holding her banjo in the garden 
outside her Carlyle Street house, Napier, 1888
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Louis John Daroux

Mr. Daroux was another New Zealand photographer.

 Coaching, probably South Island, ca. 1900s
 Flooding at Wanganui, showing Taupo Quay, 1904
 Flooding at Wanganui, showing Victoria Avenue, 1904
 Group on launch, Lake Kaniere, early 1900s
 Mahinapua Creek, early 1900s
Transporting flax by barge, Manawatu River, ca. 1900s
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Some vintage photos of tennis.

 Early 1900s tennis fashion
 French tennis player Suzanne Lenglen competing at Wimbledon, 1926
 Ginger Rogers and Jinx Falkenburg at a celebrities tournament at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hill, Long Island, New York. 1950
 Ginger Rogers swung for the fences in her 
fashion-forward tennis whites and scarf in 1950
 Ginger Rogers with a friend
Tennis in the mountains

Monday, June 22, 2015

Frances Benjamin Johnston

 6th Division mathematics class on a street paving problem, ca. 1899
 A class at the zoo - the bird cage, ca. 1899
 A class in dressmaking, Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia, 1899
 Art class with live model, Normal School, Washington, DC, ca. 1899
Classroom scenes in Washington, D.C. public schools - 
outdoor exercise with rods - 3rd Division, ca. 1899