Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Alice Austen

Alice Austen (1866 - 1952) was one of America's earliest and most prolific female photographers, and over the course of her life she captured about 8,000 images. Though she is best known for her documentary work, Austen was an artist with a strong aesthetic sensibility. Furthermore, she was a landscape designer, a master tennis player, and the first woman on Staten Island to own a car. She never married, and instead spent fifty years with Gertrude Tate. A rebel who broke away from the ties of her Victorian environment, Alice Austen created her own independent life. [Alice Austen House]

 Alice Austen with her bicycle
  
 Alice Austen, June 1888
  
 Children waltzing at the Women's Club, 1883
  
 Group in bathing costumes.  Thursday, September 17th, 1885
  
 Group in park
  
 Self-portrait, age 26
  
 Staten Island tennis players, 1892
  
 The Darned Club
  
Trude and I masked, short skirts, 1891

Monday, May 23, 2016

Vintage Alkmaar

 Bergen aan Zee. The beach with a long row of bathing carriages, seen to the northeast. 
Right into the Dome of the Strong, with a tent and changing rooms in front, 1920
  
 Dijk, ca 1930
  
 Strandafgang Zeeweg, seen from the beach, 
with a view of hotel Nassau Bergen, 1920
  
 The beach of Bergen aan Zee, just south of the Seaway flop, given to the north-east, with the prospect of hotel '' Nassau Bergen. In the foreground a punt on a wheelset, 1920
  
 Village street, 1914
  
Wilhelmina Dairy, 1914
 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Misc New Zealand

 A procession of horse and carts led by Tamahau Mahupuku, 
with members of the Hikurangi Brass Band in the background, ca. 1890s
  
 At Adam's Homestead, Collingwood, ca 1890s
  
 Boat on the Whanganui River, ca 1900s
  
 Friendly societies sports, Collingwood, 1897
  
J M Marks - At Peel Forest, 1890-1915
 
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Friday, May 20, 2016

Christina Broom

Another set of Ms. Broom's photos of English suffragettes.

 Suffragette procession promoting the Women’s Exhibition held 
at the Prince’s Skating Rink, Knightsbridge, May 1909
  
 The Prisoners' Pageant, including key members  of the WSPU, 23 July 1910
  
 The Putney and Fulham WSPU shop and office, London, 1910
  
 The Women’s Coronation procession, June 1911
  
 The Women’s Social and Political union (WSPU) drum and 
fife band at the Women’s exhibition, May 1909
  
Younger suffragettes promoting the Women’s Exhibition, May 1909

Thursday, May 19, 2016

World War I

 A German communications squad behind the Western front, setting up using a 
tandem bicycle power generator to power a light radio station in September of 1917
  
 A German dog hospital, treating wounded dispatch 
dogs coming from the front, ca. 1918
  
 A German soldier holds the handset of a field telephone to his head, as two others 
hold a spool of wire, presumably unspooling it as they head into the field
  
 A German soldier throws a hand grenade against enemy 
positions, at an unknown battlefield during World War I
  
German soldiers flee a gas attack in Flanders, Belgium, in September of 1917

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Dick Whittington

 Drive-in theater. 1934
  
Kids making movies, View Park, Los Angeles. 1928
  
 Louella Parsons dinner party, Montmartre Cafe, 
6757 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles. 1929
[Ms. Parsons was a prominent Hollywood gossip columnist]
  
 Mayday, Griffith Park, Los Angeles. 1930
  
See's Candy Co., 519 West Washington, Los Angeles. 1931