Saturday, December 20, 2014

Winter in Boston

 Cart horse slips in the snow
 Wharf during Valentine's Day storm. Biggest storm in 50 years, 1940
Woman. Beauty of nature on the snow
Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection

Friday, December 19, 2014

Dorothea Lange

 Cotton camp near Exeter, California. The woman is a native of California, November 1936
 Eighteen year-old mother from Oklahoma, now a California migrant, March 1937
 Mobile housing--a trend. One of the many housecars under construction 
by homeless people who formerly lived in tents. California, May 1935
Near Calipatria, Imperial Valley, California. In grower's camp for migrant labor on the edge of the pea fields. Public health nurse interviews and advises prospective mother, aged seventeen, before arrival of first baby. Husband, aged twenty-three, is out picking. Made seventy-three cents this morning. February 1939

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Steffano Webb

 Men and women of a tennis club, 1880s-1920s
 Miss Symonds, driving through the crowd in a gig decorated with flowers, 
New Zealand International Exhibition of 1906-07, Christchurch
 Returned servicemen making a motorcycle side-car at 
Fewing and Company's factory, Christchurch, ca. 1920
Sumner Hotel, Grafton Road, Christchurch, 1909
Steffano Webb Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Louis Edward Nollau

 Farewell at train station, September 13, 1918
 Man and woman working on a piece of equipment
 Three young women surveying, ca. 1940s
Tree-lined path from Administration building to Euclid Avenue
[if you look closely you can see a ghosted image of a woman walking on the path]

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

S. S. Kresge

These photos of this department store (the Kresge chain would later become Kmart) are from Lafayette Photo Studio.

 S.S. Kresge & Company, interior display, 1949
 S.S. Kresge & Company, interior, 1948
 S.S. Kresge & Company, large group dressed in country 
attire gathered in front of soda fountain, 1949
S.S. Kresge & Company, lunch counter, 1934

Monday, December 15, 2014

Vintage Aviation

This is my second set of vintage aviation photos from Leslie Jones (previous here).

 Amelia Earhart, 1928
 Commander Byrd's South Pole plane - East Boston Airport, 1928
 Jean Assolant and wife, the former Pauline Parker. He flew from 
Old Orchard, Maine to Paris in the Yellow Bird, 1929
 Lindbergh is decorated by President Coolidge, Washington, DC, ca. 1930
Mrs. Beryl Hart and Lt. W. S. MacLaren, pilots of the 
Tradewind, bound for Azores and Paris last, 1931
Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection

Sunday, December 14, 2014

George Frederick Kaye

 New Zealand Artillery personnel, probably from 6 NZ Field Regiment, carrying ammunition to their guns through mud and slush on the Italian Front, 24 December 1943
 New Zealand soldiers stroll through a typical village 
in the Italian front line area, 10 April 1944 
 NZ Infantry closing in on the German HQ of the Sangro River Defence Line at Castelfrentano, Italy, during the daylight attack in which they captured the strongpoint, 2 December 1943
NZ soldiers watch returning Italian family unearthing crockery, 16 December 1943
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand