Monday, July 25, 2016

Walter McClintock

Pittsburgh native Walter McClintock graduated from Yale in 1891. In 1896 he traveled west as a photographer for a federal commission investigating national forests. McClintock became friends with the expedition’s Blackfoot Indian scout, William Jackson or Siksikakoan. When the commission completed its field work, Jackson introduced McClintock to the Blackfoot community of northwestern Montana. Over the next twenty years, supported by the Blackfoot elder Mad Wolf, McClintock made several thousand photographs of the Blackfoot, their homelands, their material culture, and their ceremonies.

Like his contemporary, the photographer Edward Curtis, McClintock believed that Indian communities were undergoing swift, dramatic transformations that might obliterate their traditional culture. He sought to create a record of a life-way that might disappear. He wrote books, mounted photographic exhibitions, and delivered numerous public lectures about the Blackfoot.

 Apina-kaki (Morning woman) making rawhide cases
 Blackfeet camp in the evening with three men on horseback
 Blackfeet woman at work under a sun-shelter with a child nearby
 Cutbank Valley with Indian scouts
Group of Blackfeet women at the Buffalo tipi working on a large lodge-cover

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii

 Bashkir switchman
 Kurdish woman with children
 Peasant binding hay. Perm province
Shipping vodka. Borzhom

Saturday, July 23, 2016

George Frederick Kaye

 New Zealand soldiers in one of the narrow streets 
of the village of Alvito in Italy, 8 June 1944
 New Zealand soldiers with wine casks in a cellar, 
near San Casciano, Italy, 28 July 1944
 Tuis on leave in Rome, during World War II, buy flowers 
from one of the stands in the Piazza di Spagna, 22 July 1944
["Tuis" was the slang term for members of the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps
Tui is also the name of native bird in New Zealand.]
 Tuis on leave in Rome, Italy, ascending the steps to the church of 
Trinita di Monti with the house of John Keats on the left, 22 July 1944
Two wrecked tanks outside the villa Sfacciata, on the road south of Florence, Italy. Shows a German Tiger tank from schwere Panzer-Abteilung 508, and a New Zealand Sherman tank, 4 August 1944
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Friday, July 22, 2016

Alexandra Studio

Gloria Swanson at war stamps display, 1939-45
 Group of women on Bay Street, Toronto, ca. 1945
[probably VE Day or VJ Day]
 Honest Ed's, 1960s
["This way you lucky people" :)]
 Horse drawn buggy, 1940s
Horse drawn buggy, 1940s

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Vintage Lancaster

Incorporated in 1653, Lancaster, Massachusetts is the oldest town in Worcester County and the earliest permanent settlement in the central part of the state. It is located in the beautiful Nashua Valley, and its center is near the "Meeting of the Waters," where the north and south branches of the Nashua converge to form one stream that flows north to the Merrimack.

A street scene in Lancaster Center, pre-1913
 One-room schoolhouse
 The happy couple, posing in front of a house on the corner of Old Common 
and Bolton Station Road, prepares to take their new Hupmobile for a spin
 The Yonder Hill Boys, 1934-36
Wagonload of ladies

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Reuben Sallows

 A boy holding a stick contemplates hitting backside of a large man 
(Jonathan Miller) who is standing in front of fence reading a newspaper
 Feeding pig, 1922
 Posed picture of four men and bicycles after crash on path; three women in background
 Two young women in the woods
Woman holding baby chick, 1910