Thursday, September 3, 2015

Detroit Publishing

Driveway and beach, Longbranch, 1900-06
Edward Hart - U.S.S. New York, band going aboard at Hampton Roads, 1893-1901
Girls' playground, Harriet Island, St. Paul, Minnesota, ca. 1905
In the court of the Ponce de Leon, St. Augustine, Florida, ca. 1905
Just kids, ca. 1904

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Vintage Finland

These pictures came from this Flickr set.

Boys at Hietalahti harbour, 1908
Corner of Satamakatu, Luotsikatu and Kruununvuorenkatu on Katajanokka, 1908
Crossing of Aleksanterinkatu and Unionkatu, 1908
Government Palace on Senaatintori, seen from Aleksanterinkatu, 1908
 Huvilakatu, 1908
Library for the blind on Ensi Linja

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

John Collier

 Garden of the Pan American Building, Washington, DC, May 1943
 Sailor and girl at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Washington, DC, May 1943
 Steps of the Pan American Building, Washington, DC, May 1943
 General store, Chacon, New Mexico, Spring 1943
 Looking north from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains 
above Penasco, New Mexico, January 1943
Village of La Alama, near Questa, New Mexico, Spring 1943

Monday, August 31, 2015

Stewart Collection

The Stewart Photographic Collection consists of black-and-white images from prints of glass plate negatives created by amateur photographers (and brothers) Robert Livingston Stewart and William Percy Stewart of Natchez, Mississippi, around 1890-1905. The photographs are primarily of the Natchez area and focus on the Stewart family and activities such as dedication ceremonies, winter storms, floods, steamboats and river scenes.

Robert Livingston Stewart (October 24, 1854-July 28, 1912) and William Percy Stewart (May 20, 1858-April 25, 1928) were sons of Natchez furniture dealer Robert Hill and Caroline Heermans Stewart, grandsons of Natchez cabinetmaker Robert and Susanna Marschalk Stewart, and great-grandsons of early Mississippi printer Andrew Marschalk. Robert Livingston Stewart worked as an accountant in New York and as a bookkeeper in Natchez. He never married, but around the time of his death he was living with his sister, Mary, and a sister-in-law, Chrissie (married to his brother, Rev. Walter Lee Stewart), in Natchez. He was described on page three of the July 30, 1912, Daily Democrat as "a man of quiet demeanor, always gentle and kind, speaking in low, well modulated tones...." William Percy Stewart's front-page obituary in the April 26, 1928, Natchez Democrat proclaimed William "a man of magnetic personality" who "was Senior Member of oldest Firm in Mississippi—Was Widely Known And Esteemed in This Section." He was a cadet at Jefferson Military College in Washington, Mississippi, and a member of the Natchez Rifles. He married Catherine Schwartz and operated the hardware firm Schwartz and Stewart in Natchez (one of the largest south of Memphis from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries) with his brother-in-law, John Edward Schwartz, leaving the business to his son, Robert Percy Stewart. William's daughters, Catherine and Margaret, appear in several of the photographs.

Family on steps. Currently the home of Dr. Thom. Gandy, 
408 North Pearl Street, ca. 1895
Myrtle Bank terrace
Outdoor scene
R. H. Stewart store located in proximity of the Tillmans store. 505 Franklin St, ca. 1890

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Misc New Zealand

 Children in the playground at Khandallah Park, Wellington, ca 1927
 Department of Education buses at Piopio School, Waitomo district, 1924-25
 Historical pageant, Duke & Duchess of York's royal tour, 1927
 People watching an exhibition game at the opening of the 
tennis courts at Wellington East Girls College, 3 November 1926
Photograph of a group in costume, reconstructing 
a scene showing settlers landing at Petone, 1920
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Vintage Mexico

These photos of Mexico were taken by William Henry Jackson. All date from 1880-1897.

 An idle crowd
[no degrading stereotypes here, no sir]
 Bathing in the hot springs acequia
 Ferry at Puente Real
 Groups about the sugar mill, Temasopa
Noonday bivouack, government troops

Friday, August 28, 2015

Northwood Brothers

Maori woman with a catch of fish, Northland Region, ca. 1910
Maori women working with fern roots
Men in a row-boat on Houhora Harbour, Northland region, 1930s
Nicholas Covich's gumfield and diggers, Ahipara Hill, Northland region, ca. 1930
Ranganui, Otamatea County, ca, 1930s
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand