Monday, September 15, 2014

Adam MacLay

Wedding party portrait on long grass in front of trees, 1905-26
 Group at beach, 1905-26
 Group of four girls in sailor uniform with RMS Avon written on hats, 1905-26
 Group of summer campers posing for a group portrait, ca. 1902-03
 Group portrait of two women and a man on grass slope with tall trees beyond, 1905-26
 Members of an unidentified family in a park, 1905-26
 Outdoors family portrait, older sisters with matching shirts and young brother, 1905-26
[sister on left wants as much distance as possible between herself and her siblings...]
 Rebekan District Lodge, ca. 1920
 Two men with bicycles in front of a tent, ca. 1910
 Woman outside a wooden house, with a decorated bicycle 
with flowers, and a painted studio backdrop, 1905-26
 Adam MacLay Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Push-Cart Derby

From Mack Hughes, here are some pictures of some innocent merry-making at the University of Kentucky. These are dated from 1954-55.

Saturday, September 13, 2014


Interlochen, Michigan has a national music camp where young musicians study symphonic music for eight weeks each summer. These photos by Arthur Siegel are from 1942; Interlochen Center for the Arts is still going strong today. Unfortunately this set only shows the campers engaged in various recreational activities; the ones of them actually playing music are too lo-res.

 Girl putting check on checkboard to indicate she is in swimming
 Girls playing badminton
 Girls swimming during the recreation period
 Girls swimming during the recreation period
 Mail from home
 A student eating an ice cream cone
[notice the small violin pin on her collar]
 Swimming dock
 Writing to the boyfriend back home
Picking wild berries

Friday, September 12, 2014

Frederick Nelson Jones

 Children's gala day, Nelson, ca. 1928
 Sacks of hops being piled on to a horse drawn cart, Nelson, ca. 1915-20
 Scene at a ford, with a man pushing an Oldsmobile motorcar, ca. 1905
 Scene by the Workers' Co-op General Store, Tahunanui, Nelson, ca. 1930
 Scene in Nelson, with a horse and carriage, ca. 1912
 School cadets before Nelson College, ca. 1910s
 Sheep on a Nelson wharf, alongside the ship Rotomohana, ca. 1910
 South Island representative women's hockey team, 1924
 Star motorcar taxi with driver and passengers, ca. 1912
Street scene in the town of Murchison, Tasman region, 1929

Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Doris Ullman

 Aunt Didie Netherly; Lacemaker, weaver; Grassy Valley, Tennessee
 Aunt Lizzie Regan, weaver, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
 Black woman in turban and dress, seated against wood building
 Girl in ringlets, ribbon, and dress, standing in front of tree
 John B. Shell, Pine Mountains, Kentucky
 Nick Barton, Civil War veteran, d. May 1928
 The Orphan. Back view of small, barefoot child leaning over barrel in front of junk pile
 Two boys with squashes
Young girl holding a younger girl who is holding two bouquets of flowers