Thursday, May 28, 2015

Frank Denton

 Haka party, several carrying taiaha, 
assembled at Moutoa Gardens, Wanganui, early 1900s
 House falling into the Whanganui River during a flood, 26 May 1904
 Living room of the Simpson house, with women drinking tea, 1902
 Mantu Tahana holding a canoe paddle, ca. 1904
Map of New Zealand in the Avon Gardens, Christchurch Botanical Gardens, ca. 1930s
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

William Henry Jackson

These photos were taken in Mexico, sometime between 1880 and 1897.

 Aguadors [water carriers] at the fountain, San Luis Potosi
 Canal de la Viga, Mexico
 Plaza and fountain, Zacatecas
 Street scene in Ixtacalco
Washing at the hot springs, Mexico

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Sidney Charles Smith

 A group of three girls, two boys and a man and a woman, 
all dressed in bathing suits, paddling in shallow water
 Beach scene at Titahi Bay, 1949
 Broadway, Palmerston North, ca 1920s
 Courtenay Place, Wellington, 1927
Courtenay Place, Wellington, ca. 1939
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Monday, May 25, 2015

Henry Norford Whitehead

 Children having a lolly scramble in a field, Hawke's Bay District, 1920s-30s
 Hastings women's polo team with horses, Hawke's Bay District, 1930
 Horse-drawn dray, carrying a heavy load, probably Hastings district, 1920s-30s
 Renault parked outside country house with people looking on, Hawke's Bay District, 1920s-30s
 Theatre billboards by roadside, movies currently showing 'The American Venus' and 'Lovers in Quarantine', Hawke's Bay District, 1920s-30s

Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Marion Post Wolcott

 Picking up and loading sweet potatoes of Mr. Foushee, owner-operator. Mr. Foushee is sixty-five; has nineteen children. One of his neighbors is helping them get a small share of potatoes. September 1939
 Prayer, or grace, at Sunday school picnic in abandoned 
mining town of Jere, West Virginia, September 1938
 Pressing juice from sugarcane to make molasses. Racine, West Virginia, September 1938
Pressing juice from sugarcane to make sorghum, Racine, West Virginia, September 1938
Racine, West Virginia. Making molasses is hot work, Sept 1938

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Samuel Heath Head

 A man in a cage crossing the river near Fordell, Whanganui region, 1890s-1930s
 Children from Saint Saviours Orphanage at Waikuku Beach, with sandcastles, 1890s-1930s
Electric motorcars, Christchurch, ca. 1910s
[who killed them?]
 Main road of small town, possibly Ashhurst, 
showing men talking in the middle of the road, 1890s-1910s
Man and woman outside a hut alongside an unsealed road in the bush, ca. 1890s

Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Friday, May 22, 2015

Robert Wells

 Child jumping over the high jump at a school 
sports day in Dargaville Domain, 1945-46
 Group of unidentified tourists waiting for the ferry on the banks of the Waikato River after sightseeing at Orakei Korako, ca. 1940
 Large waves breaking over Mimitu rocks, August 1945
 The launch Rotoiti, viewed between bush, rounding a bend in the river, ca 1930
Wells and Jackson families at Sandy Bay, March 1946
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand