Sunday, June 26, 2016


These photos of kids are from G.G. Bain.

 Children in playground swings, Hamilton Fish Park, New York
Children playing in street, New York, April 2, 1909
Children with tricycles, playing in street, New York, April 2, 1909
 Gert. Taylor
Knitting bee

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Henry Armytage Sanders

 New Zealanders in France at Pont-a-Pierre moving wounded German soldiers onto stretchers. The Germans had been brought down on a farm cart from the front line, 1 November 1917
 Playing the winners of an event at the New Zealand 
Infantry Brigade horse show, France, 20 May 1918
 Preparing a meal in the trenches near Gommecourt, 25 July 1918
 The winning Queen Mary's Auxiliary Army Corps tug-o-war at the 
NZ Infantry and General Base Depot, Etaples, France, 3 August 1918
Soldiers watching for Germans at a New Zealand signalling 
post on the Somme, near Colincamps, France, 21 April 1918

Friday, June 24, 2016

Costică Acsinte

 Child with painting of cats
 Child with toys
 Girl with sled
[complete with fake snow!]
 Two boys with an accordion
Two children with a New Year fir, 1943-1944

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Toronto Globe and Mail

Christie Party, group, March 25, 1928
 Grimsby, picnic party, May 17, 1925
 Grimsby, three girls among cherry blossoms, May 13, 1925
Kensington Ave Market, woman carrying hen in arms, July 15, 1926
Leaside airdrome, group of six girls around plane, July 7, 1928
O'Connell picnic, scramble for pennies, July 31, 1928
Roadside lunch near Port Carling, August 2, 1925
Roos aviation party, group around plane, September 10, 1927
Sarnia, kids getting on 2 street cars, May 22, 1928
Skating Carnival, ballet group, March 23, 1925

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Ansel Adams

 Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958
 Eagle Peak and Middle Brother, Winter, 
Yosemite National Park, California, ca. 1968
 El Capitan, Sunrise, Winter, Yosemite National Park, 1968
 Forest Floor, Yosemite National Park, California, 1950
Gates of the Valley, Yosemite National Park, California, 1938

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Daniel Manders Beere

Erina Beere outside her house in Whataupoko, Gisborne, ca 1880s
Family picnic in the park, under a canopy, 1890s
Gerald Butler Beere and family at Takapuna, Auckland, 1896
Gum trees alongside and in a pond, probably in Australia, ca. 1890s
Unidentified group of workers, outside work shed, 
including man in wagon with horses, ca. 1890s
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Monday, June 20, 2016

Siege of Leningrad

The Siege of Leningrad took place in World War II from 1941-44 when the Germans surrounded the city almost completely (save for a narrow corridor which the Soviets were able to open in 1943) in an attempt to starve them into submission. The death toll in the city during the siege was said to be upwards of a million and a half. Needless to say, this set of photos is not particularly cheery.

 A farewell in Leningrad, in the spring of 1942. The German Siege of Leningrad caused widespread starvation among citizens, and lack of medical supplies and facilities made illnesses and injuries far more deadly.
 Female aircraft spotters on the roof of a Leningrad building, Soviet Union, May 1942
 Harvesting cabbage near St. Isaac's Cathedral in Leningrad, August 1942
 In a street of Leningrad after German air raid
 Leningrad militiamen receive weapons - Canadian Ross rifles model 1910(Mk III), 
and RGD-33 hand grenades on the table
 Leningrad, 1944
 Residents of Leningrad running through the streets 
in the early days of the Great Patriotic War
 Soviet sniper on the Leningrad Front in March, 1943
 Soviet sniper, Leningrad, 1942
 Soviet soldiers take a break after heavy fighting on the Leningrad Front, 1944
 Soviet troops in trenches during the siege on Leningrad, 1942
 Standing in the backyard of an abandoned house in the outskirts 
of the besieged city of Leningrad, a rifleman of the Red Army aims 
and fires his machine gun at German positions on December 16, 1942
Three men burying victims of Leningrad's siege in 1942
 Two female Russian soldiers with their Degtyaryov light machine gun, 
during the Siege of Leningrad, January 1943
 Two Soviet snipers in winter camouflage gear 
in the snow near Leningrad. 1941-44
 Two teen girls helping to assemble submachine 
guns during the siege of Leningrad, 1943
Workers and residents building fortifications outside Leningrad