Thursday, July 24, 2014

Dick Whittington

 Old fashioned bathing suit scene, Southern California, 1936
[This must be for an ad. Whatever the context, it's hilarious]
  
 May Company circus, Southern California, 1930
  
 May Company circus, Southern California, 1930
  
 May Day ceremony, 1920s?
  
 May Day revel, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, 1931
  
 May Day revel, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, 1931
  
 May Day revel, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, 1931
  
 May Day revel, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, 1931
  
Models, Fashion show at Mayfair Hotel, Los Angeles, 1927

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Nurse Training

These photos of nurses in training were taken by Fritz Henle for the War Information Office, in 1942.

 Nurse training. Fresh from college, twenty-year-old Susan Petty of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, arrives at the School of Nursing residence in New York City, which will be her home until she becomes an Army or Navy nurse. Because of her college degree, Susan will be required to spend only twenty-seven months here instead of the customary three years.
  
 Nurse training. "Occupational therapy" for the very young. Convalescence in children, as in adults, is hastened by the encouragement of interest in normal activities.
  
 Nurse training. A convalescing youngster gets lunch with a smile from a student nurse.
  
 Nurse training. A graduate nurse (right) watches student Susan Petty prepare a hypodermic for a patient. Strict adherence to doctors' orders is something every probationer must learn.
  
 Nurse training. A moment's pause in a full day, as graduate 
student nurses relax in the living room of the nurse's home.
  
 Nurse training. A nurse and the physical therapist negotiate something of a 
dispute over a picture book between two young patients in an orthopedic hospital.
  
 Nurse training. A nurse's aide and a student attend a convalescing patient.
  
 Nurse training. A student nurse (right) instructs a patient in the method 
of measuring her own insulin dose as a supervisor observes.
  
 Nurse training. Care of infants is included in all nurses training. This youngster is about to get an eye irrigation. Note that nurse wears goggles for self-protection from possible infection.
  
Nurse training. Given an hour's rest between rounds, Susan Petty, student nurse, is visited by her fellow nurses in her small but comfortable room in the School of Nursing resident hall.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Adam MacLay

 Exterior view of a single-storied wooden house with an iron roof, 
showing a man, women, and children standing in front, ca. 1910
  
 Fashionably dressed foursome, ca. 1910
  
 Group including a hockey team and others, possibly students, 
probably by the Avon River, Christchurch, 1905-26
  
 Group of eight girls holding up hoops decorated with pom poms, ca. 1915
  
 Group of men, women and children outdoors, 1905-26
  
 Members of the Christchurch Elite Band, ca. 1900s
  
 Outdoors on dirt road with poplar trees behind, a girl riding a 
two wheeled sprung cart being pulled by a Shetland pony, 1905-26
  
 Rabbit hunters, ca. 1912
  
 Studio portrait of small girl with two British bulldogs, 1905-26
  
Two touring cars carrying adults and children in hats, one with chauffeur, 1905-26
 
Adam Maclay Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library

Monday, July 21, 2014

Frederick Nelson Jones

 At Onekaka Creek, ca. 1910
  
 De Havilland DH9 biplane, 1921
  
 Grocery shop interior, ca. 1910
  
 Men standing in flood waters near a partially submerged car, ca. 1930
  
 Motorcycle racing in front of a crowd at a beach in Nelson, ca. 1925
  
 Nelson wharf scene, ca. 1920s
  
 Newman Brothers passenger vehicle, with postal bags attached, Nelson, ca. 1920s
  
 Pilot Thomas Newman, and others, alongside the first 
aircraft to land at Nelson, 11 November 1921
  
 Pupils sitting outside the Bishops's School, Nelson, ca. 1915
  
Retailers barrow parade, Hardy Street, Nelson, 4 August 1917. A barrow is 
decorated with American flags, marking the entry of the USA into World War I.

Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Sunday, July 20, 2014

M. D. Elias

 A line of prisoners passing an armoured car after the Axis collapse in Tunisia, 20 May 1943
  
 Airplanes in formation fly past during parade of Allied forces in Tunis, Tunisia, 21 June 1943
  
 An American naval officer talking with General Dwight Eisenhower 
during a parade of Allied forces in Tunis, Tunisia, 21 June 1943
  
 Gunners relax playing cards in the shade of cactus trees in Tunisia, May 1943
  
 Indian troops digging gun pits during the landing exercises with NZ infantry troops, probably during 4 New Zealand Infantry Brigade combined exercises at Kabrit, Egypt, 5 September 1941
  
 New Zealand troops combine with the American Red Cross 
to distribute flour to the natives of Syria, 30 April 1942
  
 New Zealander identified as S Hunter meets an 
Arab soldier in Syria during World War II, 9 July 1942
  
 NZ soldiers in a bren carrier in Tunisia, 3 May 1943
  
 NZ soldiers on leave in Amman, Trans Jordan, looking at local merchandise, 16 April 1942
  
NZ soldiers trout fishing using rifles near the Syrian and Turkish border, 9 July 1942

Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Leslie Jones

 Canoeists watch crew race in Worcester, 1932
  
 Cars and wagons clutter crowded Quincy Market, ca. 1925
  
 Cherry blossoms, Arnold Arboretum, 1929
  
 Coast Guard boats at East Boston waterfront, ca. 1930
  
 Commander Byrd's parade in Boston, 1930
  
 Contortionist woman
  
 Depression-era squatters shacks being bulldozed, 1937
  
 Family of thirteen in convertible, 1925
  
 FDR & Eleanor in auto, on way to Harvard commencement, 1938
  
 Girl sunbathing
  
 Girls camp in God's Country, probably New Hampshire, 1937
  
Hayride, ca. 1940

Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection