Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Roosevelts

From Harris & Ewing come these photos of Franklin and Eleanor.

 First Lady meets Democratic Party mascot, 1940?
  
 First Lady welcomes Easter egg rollers. Because of the cold 
weather the crowd was the smallest in 15 years. 25 March 1940
  
 Franklin D. Roosevelt throwing out ball at baseball game, 1932-33
  
 Group on back of train; includes John Nance Garner, 
Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Eleanor Roosevelt, 1933-40
  
 Indians visit Great White Father. President Roosevelt receives Drag Wolf (l) and Foolish Bear while Arthur Mandan interprets. The purpose of the visit was to thank the Great White Father for his help in restoring the 'sacred bundle' to the Water Buster Clan of the Gros Ventre tribe of North Dakota, a tribal relic whose loss in 1907 has been followed by such a period of drought as none among them can remember. With the return of the bundle the Indians think the drought will be over. 13 January 1938
  
 May Day, designated by President Roosevelt as Child Health Day, was observed at the White House when two capital youngsters presented a basket of flowers to Mrs. Roosevelt, 2 May 1938
  
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker christening 
the flagship of the Eastern Air Lines Washington-New York run, 17 May 1937

Monday, March 2, 2015

Jack Delano

 Backstage at the "girlie" show at the Vermont state fair, Rutland, September 1941
  
 Barker at the grounds at the Vermont state fair, Rutland, September 1941
  
 
 On the ferris wheel at the Vermont state fair, Rutland, September 1941
 
 Children in a company housing settlement, Puerto Rico, December 1941
   
 Men and a woman reading headlines posted in street-corner window of Brockton Enterprise newspaper office on Christmas Eve, Brockton, Massachusetts, December 1940
  
 Near White Plains, Georgia, 1941
   
 Operating a machine for putting tops on crates at a co-op 
orange packing plant, Redlands, California, March 1943
  
Skating, vicinity of Brockton, Massachusetts, December 1940

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Marion Post Wolcott - Kids

 Mountain children playing marbles after school in Breathitt County, Kentucky, September 1940
  
 Playtime in front of migratory packinghouse worker's camp. Child is from Tennessee and his parents are away most of the time. Belle Glade, Florida, January 1939
  
 Schoolchildren doing dance on May Day health day at 
Ashwood Plantation, South Carolina, Spring 1939
  
 Street in Negro section. Charleston, West Virginia, September 1938
  
WPA (Works Progress Administration) worker's children with their toys in their play yard. South Charleston, West Virginia, September 1938

Saturday, February 28, 2015

World War I - women workers

These photos of women workers during World War I come from here.

 A woman delivers coal in France
  
 A woman makes and repairs shoes
  
 Women filling shells in a munitions factory in Scotland
  
 Women grease and inspect the signals at the Gare du Nord, in Paris, France
  
 Women pilots in flying suits
  
 Women shovelling snow from the road, in Paris, France
  
Women unloading a coal wagon in England

Friday, February 27, 2015

Dorothea Lange

 Latter Day Saints portrait group. These people, man and wife, are both 
eighty-five years old. Converts to Mormonism from South Africa. 
She was the first schoolteacher in Escalante, April 1936
   
 Log house now occupied and enlarged by the Halley family. Mrs. Halley in doorway with youngest child. Bonner County, Idaho, October 1939
  
 Longshoremen's lunch hour. San Francisco waterfront. California, February 1937
  
 Lunchtime for young migrants at Shafter Camp, California. The nursery school for migrant children is conducted in camp under nursery school teachers trained by WPA (Work Projects Administration), and assigned to work in the camp under WPA project. February 1939
  
 Meeting of the Mothers' Club in Arvin camp for migrant workers, an FSA camp. The discussion this evening centers on the possibility of buying kerosene oil in large quantities and distributing it cooperatively in camp, to cut costs. Kerosene is used both for cooking and for lighting purposes. November 1939
 
 Migrant agricultural labor family. Tenant farmer with six children, refugees from Texas, near Wasco, California. "People just can't make it back there with drought, hailstorms, windstorms, duststorms, insects. They'll all be here in another year or two. People exist here and they can't do that there. You can make it here if you sleep late and eat little, but it's pretty tough--there's so many people." June 1938
  
Migrant agricultural workers' home. California, February 1937

Thursday, February 26, 2015

21st Birthdays

From Revelle Jackson, these are pictures taken at 21st birthday parties - apparently a big deal in 1960s New Zealand.


 November 1965
 
 October 1967
 

 May 1968
 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Leslie Jones

 Cowgirls at Boston Garden for the Rodeo, November 1931
  
 Faneuil Hall Market, South Market Street, ca. 1930
  
 Girls at clam bake, 1947
  
 Kids dressed to go to the old fishing hole
  
Skater Barbara Ann Scott in action, 1951
 
Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection