Saturday, April 30, 2016

Adam MacLay

 A group of people around a Dodge motor car which has 
been decorated with flags and streamers, ca. 1920
 Portrait of three young women in costumes holding leaves with berries, 1905-26
 Studio Allen family portrait with a young mother sitting on a carved 
wooden chair holding a baby in a christening gown and bonnet, 1905-26
 Studio portrait of a small boy and girl
Unidentified men in a field stacking a haystack from 
hay carried on horse drawn wagons, 1905-26
Adam MacLay Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library

Friday, April 29, 2016

William James Family

 Bell Telephone Co. rest room, 1912
Female students, Annesley Hall, University of Toronto, 1907
 First crossing of cable car over Niagara Falls, August 8, 1916
 Fishing from boat, Caledon, 1912
Garden party, Casa Loma, ca. 1920

Thursday, April 28, 2016

John Boyd Sr. Collection

The collection consists of about 1750 photographs taken by John Boyd Sr., and four scrapbooks of his published work. The photographs in this series were taken between 1887 and 1941, and essentially fall into two groupings: (1) About 1000 13 x 18 cm prints, mostly of Toronto scenes, taken between 1887 and 1941; (2) Two dismantled albums containing about 60 7 x 10 cm prints taken in the 1890s of miscellaneous subjects, including Toronto and Muskoka.

Auto traffic constable - City Hall, September 7, 1918
 Automobiling - changing tires, York Mills, April 14, 1918
Automobiling - generator troubles, October 15, 1910
Automobiling - through orchard, September 27, 1914
Automobiling in High Park, June 1, 1918
Autos - motorcycle hill climbing Bloor Street, April 27, 1919

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Edgar Richard Williams

 Lydia and William Williams seated in a garden with two others, ca 1890
 Lydia Williams, with her dog, in the garden of her cottage at Carlyle Street, Napier, 1888
 Men using axes to fell a rimu tree in bush at Leith Valley, Dunedin, 1890s
 Pilot Holmes and crew at Worser Bay, Wellington, ca 1883
Rabbit hunting on the Otago Central Railway, ca. 1900
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Harris & Ewing

 Salvation Army doughnut race, May 20, 1922
 Street view, Washington, DC, 1935
 Swimmers, March 1936
 W.F. Cassidy of Forth Worth, Tex., one of the 463 graduates of the 
United States Naval Academy at Annapolis today, receives a kiss 
of congratulations from his sweetheart Helen Fisher. May 31, 1934
Washington society youngsters impersonate "Horse Marines" at children's horse show. The Misses Jinks of the Horse Marines all set for the Children's Horse Show which will be held in the National Capital on St. Patrick's Day, March 13, 1928

Monday, April 25, 2016

H. Allison

 Amateur dramatics, ca. 1930
 Amateur dramatics, ca. 1930
 Armagh Girls High School Hockey Team, 1937
Joe McBride's Band, The Armagh Syncopators, 1927
McCusker's Ceilidh Band, ca. 1920s
["Ceilidh" is pronounced KAY-lee]

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Vintage Aviation

 Army blimp TC-5 - East Boston Airport
 Navy plane at Squantum, 1927
 New England & Western Transportation Co. Ford trimotor
 The World Fliers
Wiley Post and Harold Gatty, 1931
Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Vintage Vancouver

 A Century of Whoopee, Texas Guinan starring in 
Too Hot For Paris, Beacon Theatre, Vancouver, October 28, 1933
 A soldier and his girl outside the 
Majestic Theatre, Vancouver, June 1918
 Capitol Theatre, Vancouver, 1943
 East Hastings, Vancouver, May 6, 1931
Wedding couple, Vancouver, September 9, 1939

Monday, April 11, 2016

Vintage Sweden

 People in Kårsta, Uppland, Sweden, ca. 1930
 People working at the hay-making taking a break for 
a meal, Lekaryd, Småland, Sweden, ca. 1935
 The local choir at the artist Zorn's Gammelgård 
(Old farmhouse) in Mora, Dalarna, 1931
 The yeoman farmer Ollas Per Persson and his wife Greta at a hut in Dalecarlia, 1930
Two women in a yard in Vadstena, Östergötland, Sweden, ca. 1885