Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Herbert F. Cooper

Herbert Cooper was a photographer from Northern Ireland. The photos come from here.

Barrack Street, Strabane, ca. 1910
Bowling Green, Strabane, ca. 1910
Butcher Street, Strabane, ca. 1910
Cars and motorcycles in front of Victoria Hotel, ca. 1910
Fountain Street, Strabane, ca. 1910

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

G. G. Bain

 Daisy Chain - Vassar Graduation, June 1908
Duchess Marlboro and others at boat pier, April 1, 1908
Duncan sisters, 1920s
Entering street car, 1910-15
Eunice Morgan

Monday, September 28, 2015

Kristian Berge

Kristian Berge was a Norwegian photographer. As with other sets from Norway, I found these here.

 Bondehytta, Nittedal. 1918-20
Bringing home firewood, Erdalen, 1923
En route to Mysusæter from Raphamn, 1913
En route to Store-Standal on board Møringen, 1924
Fagernes railway station, 1921

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Thelma Kent

 An unidentified man and woman walking in snow 
in the Eglinton River Valley, Southland, 1930s

 Back country sheep station photographed from Docherty Creek, 
ca 1930s. Mount Elie de Beaumont is in the distance
Man crossing stream on horseback, Rees Valley, 
Queenstown-Lakes District, ca 1939 
Moeraki, ca 1940
Rock formations, Porters Pass, New Zealand, 1930s
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Saturday, September 26, 2015

George Leslie Adkin

Group at Hokio Beach, Horowhenua district, 1 January 1909
Mr and Mrs F.C. Brockett on skis, Whakapapa, ca. August 1925
 Mr F Proctor dressed as a Maori chief, and Mr G Noble in costume as a convict, 
during the Armistice Day celebrations in Levin, 13 November 1918
Swimming carnival at Island Bay beach, Wellington, 9 March 1918
 Unidentified group of women and children wearing fancy dress 
during the Armistice Day celebrations in Levin, 13 November 1918
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Friday, September 25, 2015

Rex Hazlewood

Rex Hazlewood was an Australian photographer. These photos are from here.

Group portrait of the staff and employees of 
Hazlewood Brothers' Nursery, Epping, Sydney, ca. 1926
 Lackey St, Summer Hill, ca. 1913
 Sydney markets, ca. 1912
 Sydney markets, ca. 1912
 Sydney markets, ca. 1912
 Sydney markets, ca. 1912
 Sydney markets, ca. 1912
Two women by the billy over a fire in bushland area, ca. 1915

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Frances Benjamin Johnston

Four dancing figures
Frances Benjamin Johnston, with friends at costume party, bottom center
Group of public school children offering peanuts to animals 
in the National Zoo, Washington, DC, ca. 1899
Isadora Duncan's dance students, early 1900s
Machine shop class, Washington, DC, ca. 1899
Old African American couple eating at the 
table by fireplace, rural Virginia, 1899-1900

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

J. C. Coovert Collection

Photographer J. C. (John Calvin) Coovert was born in Danville, Kentucky, in 1862 and arrived in Greenville, Mississippi, around 1887. His studio, Patorno and Coovert, won a gold medal from the Paris Exposition in 1889 for "best state views." He went into business for himself around 1891, operating as Coovert's Photograph Gallery in Greenville, Memphis, Vicksburg, and Yazoo City, among other locations. He eventually settled in downtown Memphis, where he worked until his death, at age 75, on August 18, 1937.

Coovert is best known for his photographs of the cotton culture and the Mississippi River. However, Coovert's documentary photography covered a wide range of work activities and social conditions, including the programs of the Memphis Health, Police, and Public Works Departments.

These photos come from here.

Camp Ben Humphreys, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1897
Refugee camp, 1897
 Throwing up a new levee on the river front. 
Old levee was sloughing, March 30, 1897
African American men and women picking cotton, ca. 1900
African American men on loading docks, ca. 1900
The Robert E. Lee, ca. 1900

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Vintage Toronto

These photos come from the Toronto Archives.

Baby Show at the Creche, Euclid Avenue, October 13, 1917
Baby Show, Memorial Institute, June 30, 1917
Exterior - patient in bed. Cot and umbrella supplied 
for patient who refused sanitarium care, September 6, 1912
High Park, Forest School, September 6, 1928
Houses with tent in yard. Patient who has hip and lung lesions 
spent winters at Gravenhurst and summer in the tent on grounds 
of his brother's market garden on Christie Street, October 29, 1913