Thursday, November 20, 2014

George Frederick Kaye

 Italian peasant woman and children in the area occupied 
by the 2nd New Zealand Division in Italy, 16 December 1943
 Members of 2 New Zealand Division who are camped 
alongside the waterfall at Isola del Liri in Italy, 27 June 1944
 New Zealand gunners, from 6 NZ Field Regiment, in action 
on the Sangro River front in Italy, 29 November 1943
 New Zealand tank transporter rumbles through town of Sora, Italy, 3 June 1944
 NZ infantry soldiers closing in on the German HQ of the Sangro River Defence Line at Castelfrentano, Italy, 2 December 1943
 R W Wilson with group of orphan children in Castelfrentano, Italy, 6 January 1944
 Three New Zealand soldiers stroll alongside the ancient wall that partly surrounds the town of Alife and pass Italian women washing clothes in the stream at the foot of the wall, 12 January 1944
 Two soldiers on the battlefront at Cassino, Italy, during manoeuvres. 
Probably taken during a mock attack staged behind the line, 5 April 1944
 Typical peasant women from one of the villages just behind 
the forward areas on the Italian Front, 16 December 1943
Winter conditions on the 5th Army Front in Italy, during World War II, 
have resulted in sharpened appetites so that cookers and primuses 
have developed greater importance than ever, 15 February 1944

Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Drought refugees

These photos of Dust Bowl refugees are by Dorothea Lange.

 Drought refugee children on U.S. 99 near Bakersfield, California, May 1937
 Drought refugee family from McAlester, Oklahoma. Arrived in California October 1936 to join the cotton harvest. Near Tulare, California, November 1936
 Drought refugee from Polk, Missouri. Awaiting the opening 
of orange picking season at Porterville, California, Nov 1936
 Drought refugees are stopped at the inspection station in Yuma, Arizona, to have their baggage inspected for plant pests before they are allowed to enter California, Spring 1937
 Drought refugees from Abilene, Texas, following the crops of California 
as migratory workers. "The finest people in this world live in Texas," August 1936
 Drought refugees from Oklahoma at work in the 
pea fields near Nipomo, California, Spring 1937
 Drought refugees. California, February 1936
 Migrant children from Oklahoma on California highway, March 1937
 Migratory family traveling across the desert in search of work 
in the cotton at Roswell, New Mexico. U.S. Route 70, Arizona, May 1937
Oklahoma grandmother in southern California squatter's 
camp. "Yes'm we're getting along just fine." March 1937

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Albert Percy Godber

Group of men with their dogs, around a camp fire. The man second from left holds a wild piglet in his lap. On the Mendip Hills sheep farm, 1917
 Native bush with a rustic bridge over the Korokoro Stream, and 
a group standing on and below the bridge, 26 December 1912
 Native bush with tree ferns, a stream, and two men 
visible in right foreground, at Korokoro
 The old homestead at Taioma; a cob cottage with 
thatched roof, in a state of disrepair, ca. 1926
 The Whangarei Falls, 1911
 Two women and a man beside the rapids below the Wairua Falls, 1911
 Two women and a man picnicking beside the Wairua Falls, 1911
 View of bush on Stewart Island, with Albert Percy Godber and a woman 
(possibly his daughter Phyllis) standing in the centre, ca. 1925
 View of the bridge in the Manuka Gorge, on the Lawrence to Milton Road. A woman (either the photographer's wife Laura, or his daughter Phyllis) is standing on the bridge, 1926
Albert Percy Godber Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Monday, November 17, 2014

Leslie Jones

 Girls pose for camera at swim competition, Charles River, 1919
 Helen Taft, daughter of President, driving with friend
 LaSalle College girls in their war canoes, Charles River, Auburndale, 1930
 Old Boston Celebration, Beacon Hill
 Pushcarts on Blackstone Street, ca. 1940
 Rural scene. Small roadside stand and signs
 Show girls knitting on piano
 Swimmers in North End park, Boston, 1927
 Trolley flips over in street, Boston, 1940s
Unidentified woman and boy on carousel

Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection

Friday, November 14, 2014

George Frederick Kaye

 A group of American soldiers and two dispatch riders of the New Zealand 
Division on the 5th Army Front in Southern Italy, 10 February 1944
 Italian partisani on the move near the Reno River in Italy, 24 April 1945
 Italian refugees making their way back to their homes as the New Zealand 
Division advances in the Atina, Belmonte area, Italy, 30 May 1944
 L G Bell and M D Elias in conversation with Italian peasant woman, 16 December 1943
 [Note: M. D. Elias was another photographer, and has been featured here.]
 Men of the New Zealand Division on the Italian Front receive their New Zealand Patriotic Fund parcels at lunchtime, a few days before Christmas, 22 December 1943
 New Zealand gun crew in the front line area 
of the Sangro River, 29 November 1943
 New Zealand soldiers brew up in the dried bed of the Pisa River 
in the forward areas near Florence in Italy, 8 August 1944
 New Zealand soldiers on leave in Rome, Italy, 
with guide at the Colosseum, 3 July 1944
 New Zealanders enjoying the sunshine on the banks 
of the Fibrino River, near Sora, in Italy, 3 June 1944
NZ infantry moving along the road towards Florence 
after engaging enemy forces west of the city, 4 August 1944

Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Adam MacLay

 Driver and car outside a building, 1905-26
 Elderly couple with flowers surrounded by extended family, 1905-26
 Extended family group portrait on garden lawn with dog, 1905-26
 Exterior of a wooden house showing five women and two men 
standing in front garden and sitting on porch, 1905-26
 Family group outdoors sitting on grassy bank, 1905-26
 Group of men and women at a picnic, ca. 1910s
 Group of young women outdoors, 1905-26
 Large group portrait of people and children wearing hats, on a social outing, 1905-26
 Outdoor wedding party portrait with bride in veil, 
groom, extended family and flower girl, 1905-26
Portrait of unidentified woman wearing a hat and holding a parasol, 1905-26

Adam MacLay Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library