Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ann Rosener

World War II home front pictures.

 "Can I wear it today?" Attractive playsuits for daughter can be made from that old housedress, the one with the splitting seams, and Junior's first long pants (no cuffs) can emerge from father's old overcoat. February 1942
 Agriculture. Women on farms. Like many another U.S. farmer's wife, Mrs. Harold Sontag of Maple Park, Illinois, takes an active part in the management of her farm but at the end of a long and active day, she still finds time to entertain her tow-headed youngsters with tales of farm life "when I was a little girl." September 1942
 Agriculture. Women on farms. There's a feminine hand at the controls of many of America's activities these days. Like many other farm wives whose husbands are engaged in war work, Mrs. William Wood manages a 120 acre farm in Colona, Michigan, with little male assistance. With a crop of corn, tomatoes and rasberries to harvest, she still finds time to care for her own Victory garden and to attend a first-aid class. And for the scrap drive Mrs. Wood salvaged 1,600 pounds of outworn metal and rubber articles from the farm, and contributed them to her local collection agency. 1942-43
 All nursing and no play might make Frances Bullock (right) a dull girl! To preclude such a possibility, Army nurses hold dances in the nurses' home. May 1943
 Cardinal "don't" for housekeepers: don't put hot food into the refrigerator. Allow cooked foods to cool to room temperature before placing in the refrigerator. February 1942
 Conservation of durable goods. So-o-o-o big! But still not quite big enough to sell to the junk man or give to the Red Cross, Boy Scouts or other agencies in the neighborhood. Conservation of waste paper will save millions of dollars annually for Uncle Sam. February 1942
 Do you know why sugar must be rationed? Why you can't buy any more refrigerators or pleasure cars? There's plenty of material available on these subjects which can be obtained from the government. February 1942
Don't let pretty labels on cans mislead you, but learn the difference between grades and the relative economy of buying larger instead of small cans. The Pure Food Law requires packers to state exact quantity and quality of canned products, so take advantage of this information and buy only after thorough inspection of labels. February 1942

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Old Peking

These photos of Peking (now Beijing) and its environs are from the Cornell University Archives and date to around 1879. Notice the "ghost people" in many of the photos.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Steffano Webb

 Adams and Hooper Wedding party, with large automobile, 1913
 Aulsebrooks factory, packing chocolates, ca. 1910
 Boating, Canterbury Rowing Club, 1910
 Bride and three bridesmaids with floral bouquets, wedding of F Potter, 19 May 1911
Children riding on camels, New Zealand 
International Exhibition, Christchurch, 1906-07
Steffano Webb Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library

Monday, March 23, 2015

Cornell University

 Classes and class activities, 1905
 Cornell University Commencement procession leading to Libe Slope, ca. 1912
 Crew from above
 Delta Gamma sorority sisters, 1895
First colored women voters, 1921

Friday, March 20, 2015

Marion Post Wolcott

 Coal miner, his wife and one of their many children. Bertha Hill, West Virginia, September 1938
 Coal miner's wife and children (note child's legs) in back 
of their home. Bertha Hill, West Virginia, September 1938
 Coal miners waiting for the bus, eating ice cream suckers 
(popsicles). Pursglove, West Virginia, September 1938
 Midway and carnival, Shelby County Fair and 
Horse Show, Shelbyville, Kentucky, August 1940
 Migrant labor. Young packinghouse workers. Canal Point, Florida, February 1939
Migrant laborer's family, packing house workers. Canal Point, Florida, February 1939

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Albert Percy Godber

 Hans Peter Knutzen sitting on the verandah of his home, Piha, 1915-16
 Two men 'tripping' the Anawhata dam, Piha district, 
to allow logs to flow through, ca. 1916
 Two women and a baby seated alongside the driver of a 
two-horse buggy at Mendip Hills, Hurunui District, 1917
 View of the Moonshine Bridge over the Hutt River. Two young women 
with bicycles are standing at the near end of the bridge, ca. 1920
View of Whiteman's Valley Road in 1921. The photographer's wife 
and daughter, Laura and Phyllis Godber, stand in the foreground
Albert Percy Godber Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Greene County

These photos of labor unrest in Greene County, Georgia are from Jack Delano.

 CIO pickets jeering at few workers who were entering 
a mill in Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia. May 1941
 CIO pickets jeering at few workers who were entering a mill 
in Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia. May 1941
 Mill workers who lived largely in rural areas being taken through CIO picket line at a textile mill in Greensboro, Georgia. The lockout lasting about three months ending in a signed contract. May 1941
 Pickets outside a textile mill in Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia, May 1941
 Pickets outside a textile mill in Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia, May 1941
Pickets outside a textile mill in Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia, May 1941