Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Adam MacLay:  Outdoors portrait, three unidentified men 
playing violin, flute and large harp, Christchurch, 1905-26
Ben Shahn: Mrs. Mary McLean, Skyline Farms, Alabama, 1937
Charles Elliott Gill: Musicians gathered at the Russell home, 1905-10
Frank Denton: Five members of the Dixieland Jazz Orchestra, ca. 1930s
John Vachon: Meeker County, Minnesota. Music supplied by 
two Meeker County farmers for dance at crossroads store, 1942
Lydia and William Williams with their banjos,
Carlyle Street, Napier, New Zealand, ca. 1890
National Photo: Two Afro-American men, outside of stable, with Kazoos 
in their mouths, one of them seated on hay bale and playing guitar, 
the other playing homemade string instrument
Russell Lee: Farmer and his brother making music, Pie Town, New Mexico, 1940
Russell Lee: The band at the Savoy Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, 1941
William Gottlieb: Jack Teagarten

Monday, February 27, 2017


1949 May 1, at the Shanghai market bazaar, vendors selling “555" branded pots
A woman wearing a palm tree brooch is being assisted by a man working 
at the produce stand at the Farmers Market, southern California, 1946
Artur Pastor
Hedda Morrison: Street market in Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong, 1946-47
Leslie Jones: Pushcarts on Blackstone Street, ca. 1940
The market, Yarmouth, England, ca. 1890-1900

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Vintage Bicycling

Adam MacLay: Women with bicycles in a garden, 1905-26
Bus strike can be fun, 1955 (USC archives)
Cyclist Thomas Stevens and Oakland cyclists
 Frank Denton: Five unidentified men and 
women of the Griffiths family, 1899-1900
Harris & Ewing: Helen Marye, 1913-1917
Leslie Jones: Bicycle trailer arrangement allows Mrs. Oscar Rubillard of North Cambridge to take her children, Phillip, 1, and Rene, 2, with her when she goes shopping or for a spin. The youngsters love it. June 26, 1942
Man and woman with tandem bicycle

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Cute Kids

I'm taking a break from posting new material for awhile. In the meantime, I'll be posting some previous photos arranged thematically, starting with this set of "cute kids" photos.

Ben Shahn - Children of homesteaders, the Resettlement 
Administration's Shenandoah Homesteads, 1941
Charles Lee - Clara Anderson with Mary Lee in Charles Lee's 
yard, Mountain Park, Alberta, ca. 1935
Dorothea Lange - Many children of Japanese ancestry attended Raphael Weill public school, Geary and Buchanan Streets, prior to evacuation. This scene shows first-graders during flag pledge ceremony. San Francisco, California, 1942
Girl in winter clothes, Dover, New Hampshire
Harris & Ewing - Liana de Bayle, daughter of the 
Minister of Nicaragua and Señora de Bayle, 1938
Leslie Jones - Kids and dog sailing
Lewis Hine - Mary Christmas, nearly 4 years old. Picks cranberries 
sometimes. She is now picking up berries spilled at the barrels 
by Grandfather. Falmouth, Week's Bog, Massachusetts, 1911
Marion Post Wolcott - Mountaineer's daughter enjoying the sorghum syrup 
at a neighbor's home during a "syrupping off," Breathitt County, Kentucky, 1940

Friday, February 24, 2017

William James Family

Barn raising, 1911
Child and woman pumping water, ca. 1914
Hamilton Market, 1909
Man pushing car, ca. 1900
Motorcycle on ice, Toronto Bay, 1910

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Vintage SoCal

A young lady and her baby, Spring Fair, Long Beach, 1951
Billie Mercer, from Las Vegas, takes part in San Gabriel’s 
Silver Dollar Day celebrations, April 23, 1952
Carhops at night, Carl’s drive-in, Figueroa & Flower, 
Los Angeles, August 16, 1953
Hollywood Freeway under construction, Los Angeles, 1952
Los Angeles housewives strike against high price of meat, 1951

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Vintage Winter

Horse & dog pals – winter time
Ice floes on river, ca. 1930
Ice sailing, ca. 1936
L Street Brownies play checkers in snow 
and zero weather, South Boston, 1930
One-horse sleigh driving through snow, 1940s
Winter scene, 1940
Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Robert French

Biddy Gray's Crooked Wood, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Halfway House at Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry, ca. 1890
Main Street in Roscommon Town, ca. 1903
McKeown's Industry, Leenane, Co. Galway, 1902-14
The Square at Warrenpoint, ca. 1902