Saturday, February 13, 2016

Alexandra Studio

Series consists of negatives produced by Lou and Nat Turofsky, Roy Mitchell, and Hal Crellin while assosiated with the Toronto-based commercial photography firm, Alexandra Studios. The photographs were commissioned by a diverse clientele, including Maple Leaf Gardens, Canadian National Exhibition, Canadian Council of Christians and Jews, City of Toronto, Toronto Transit Commission, Royal Alex Theatre, Wood Gundy, and the Ontario Motor League. There are photographs of schools, churches, hotels, medical facilities, and monuments; as well as commercial, financial, and municipal buildings. There are also photographs of sporting events, and informal and formal photographs of prominent local and visiting personalities.

 A Good Hotel dining room, ca. 1945
Adelaide Street West and Sheppard Street, 1946
Animal trainer Clyde Beatty in cage with tigers and lions
Ballet dancers in dressing room
Bay Street at Adelaide Street West, 1940s

Friday, February 12, 2016

Charles Elliott Gill

 A man sits in the driver's seat of a large horse-drawn 
wagon loaded with vineyard boxes, 1895-1914
Clubhouse at Pulltight Spring, Current River, 1913-20
Eating watermelon at Twin Springs cave, ca. 1910
 Group portrait on a cliff, 1914
Hay wagon with mules on snow covered ground, 1900-20
Source: Charles Elliott Gill Photograph Collection, Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Dorothea Lange

Siler City, North Carolina. Wagons pulled up in field 
one block away from the main street. July 1939
Sorghum mill near New Carthage, Mississippi, August 1938
 Striking cotton pickers talk it over. The strike is failing. Kern County, California. "I don't care - Let them throw me in jail. There's somebody will take my place" November 1938
Texas tenant farmer to migrant pea picker in California. "I never have wrote back home and told my folks we live in a tent. I've wrote that we're well, and such as that, but I never have wrote that we live in a tent." March 1937
 The older brother teaches the younger on a farm 
in the Piedmont, North Carolina, 1936
 Tobacco sharecropper's daughter getting eggs from hen's nest in the henhouse. Enclosure for the pig is just beyond under the pine trees. Person County, North Carolina, July 1939
Tom Collins, manager of Kern migrant camp, with 
drought refugee family. California, November 1936

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Vintage Japan

People wading in sea
Three women with fans, musical instrument and a table set with food
Two young women in kimonos, one standing, one seated on 
wooden bench outside open greenhouses filled with blooming flowers
Women at work with children watching
Women planting rice

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Marjory Collins

Ms. Collins took these photos in Oswego, New York in June 1943.

A citizen showing his wife vegetables from his 
victory garden as she starts on her way to church
A hayride for the United Nations heroes and Oswego girls during United Nations week
A street
 Ames Ironworks float, drawn by horses because of the 
gas rationing, in the United Nations week parade
Belgian sailor leads singing on a hayride for the United Nations 
heroes and Oswego girls during United Nations week
 Boys recruited to work on the farms during the summer 
waiting to be picked up by the farmers at 7:30 am
 Diamond Match Company unit in the United Nations week parade
Greek sailor and his friends at the carnival during United Nations week
Belgian and Greek sailors talking with a Negro worker 
at the carnival during United Nations week

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Nils Olsson Reppen

Jostedalen, ca. 1898

Marksmen in Langedalen, Sogndal, ca 1888-1925

Mill, ca. 1897-1906

Road, ca. 1888-1925

Wedding, Sogndal, 1899

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Prairie Towns

Battleford, Sasketchewan
Biggar, Sasketchewan ca. 1939
Main Street, Biggar, Sasketchewan
Doukhobors camping at Broadview, Saskatchewan enroute to British Columbia
Public school, Bienfait, Sasketchewan
Source: Prairie Towns