Saturday, December 31, 2016

Costică Acsinte

 Family portrait, April 1940
 Group outdoors, 11 December 1943
 Group with wagon
 Portrait of a couple
Woman in uniform

Friday, December 30, 2016

Detroit Publishing

Man lighting cigarette for another on city street, 1900-10
McLeod's cabin, Happy Hollow, Hot Springs, Arkansas, ca. 1901
Milk cart, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1900-10
Nightfall on the Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1900-20
Oliver W., the famous trotting ostrich at Florida Ostrich Farm, Jacksonville, ca. 1903

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sam Hood

 6th Division boards the troopships, 9-10 January 1940
Carmen, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 1941
 Child performers, ca. 1920s-30s
Chorus girls in "Rhonrad" wheels roll across Bondi Beach, ca. 1935
 Kangaroo & girls, ca. 1925-45

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Stalingrad, 1943

The denouement of the greatest battle in history.

 A Soviet soldier gives cigarettes to German POWs 
captured during the Battle of Stalingrad, January 1943
 In this early 1943 photo, captured German soldiers, their uniforms tattered from 
the battle, make their way in the bitter cold through the ruins of Stalingrad, Russia
 Red Army soldiers celebrate victory after the 
the Battle of Stalingrad, USSR, February 2, 1943
 Red Army soldiers in January 1943 celebrate victory in Stalingrad
 Soviet soldiers advance through the snow-covered ruins 
during the Battle of Stalingrad, January 1943
The recently abandoned weapons of defeated German soldiers become dangerous 
toys for young Russian boys following the Battle of Stalingrad. February 1943

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Leslie Jones

 Camp Alice, Wilmington, Massachusetts, 1911
 Casey Stengel instructs one of his players on the finer points of hitting, 1940-41
 Chelsea fire ruins: "show your pass," 1908
 Christmas shopping on Tremont Street, Boston, ca. 1954
 Clown and kids
Couple poles through flood waters on makeshift raft, 1936
Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection

Monday, December 26, 2016

Vintage Trondheim

 Sixty-plus years of school classes.

 Trondhjems Borgerlige Realskole, 1898-99
Class photo of Miss Christie's school, Kjøpmannsgaten 24, ca. 1903
 Graduating (?) class at Byåsen School, 1930
Trondheim Framhald School, Class E, 1960-61

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Past

 Christmas on HMAS Benalla, 1944
 George Frederick Kaye - W T Keighley tastes part of the 
Christmas dinner for a section of NZ Division in Italy
Harris and Ewing - Christmas dinner for horses, 1918
 Montage of photographs depicting 1932 Christmas shopping 
crowds in Wellington, New Zealand, 24 December 1932
 Two U.S. Army infantrymen of the 84th Training Command decorate a Christmas tree in the cellar of a home in Geilenkirchen, Heinsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. December 1944
U.S. Army Sgt. John O'Brien of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania makes a cup of tea in his foxhole beside his makeshift Christmas tree prior to the Allied Roer river crossing. December 1944

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Vintage Maine

 Emmie Fountain seated on the ledges at Ogier Point, Camden in 1900
Minnie Babb, Emma Babb & Margaret, July 8, 1898
Mothers & daughters, September 1899
 Summer house group: Lizzie, Myrtle French, 
Teresa?, Grace, & Margaret, June 24, 1898
Woman walking along Turnpike Drive (now Rt. 52) in October 1899. 
She is carrying a camera and has a dog and bicycle with her.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Malayan Emergency

The Malayan Emergency was a counterinsurgency war fought by British Commonwealth forces against Communist guerillas in Malaya (the former name of Malaysia) between 1948 and 1960. These photos depict New Zealand forces in action (or in some cases, inaction) during this conflict.

 Carrying supplies after an air drop, Malayan jungle, 27 Jul 1958
 Men of the Special Air Service in the jungle during 
the Malayan Emergency, 21 January 1955
 New Zealand troopers in Malaya, April 1957
 On patrol, Malaya, ca 1955
 Privates T Farley, R A Smith and M J Pickworth of the New Zealand 
Regiment in the Malayan rain forest, 23 October 1958
 Second Lieutenant P Scott addressing New Zealand Regiment 
troops and marines in jungle base camp, 1955-60
 Trooper J J Croty and tracker dog, Malaya, April 1957
 Troopers in the Malayan jungle, ca 1955
Two native headmen from local tribe call at New Zealand camp, ca. 1955
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand