Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Vacation

Taking a blogging break. Be back in a couple of weeks.


Indiana University

 Summer prom, July 1947
  
Sycamore Hall Recreation Room, May 1941
 
Tea time, April 1939
  
University School Lounge and Snack Bar, February 1944
 
W.A.T.C. girls working on motor, December 1942
 
Woman diving into pool, 1945
 
 Women in a dorm room, January 1948
 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Well Project, Saint Mary's County

This appears to have been a project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a New Deal agency. Photos by John Collier.

 A Ridge project family and neighbors made a real holiday of the 
installation of the new well. Saint Mary's County, Maryland, July 1941
  
Children are always watching and waiting. Ridge well project, 
Saint Mary's County, Maryland, July 1941
 
Fourth generation from slavery. Grandfather Briscoe's 
great grandchildren. Near Ridge, Maryland. Saint Mary's County, July 1941
 
Front porch. No one dares sit out here anymore. John Briscoe farmhouse 
near Ridge, Maryland. Saint Mary's County, July 1941
 
Little John Fredrick stands on the outside "where the flies ain't so bad." 
John Fredrick's privy, Saint Mary's County, Maryland, July 1941
 
The Fredrick womenfolk shell snap beans. 
Saint Mary's County, Maryland, July 1941
 
Two supervisors and borrower talk over the home problem. 
Saint Mary's County, Maryland, July 1941
  
Washing clothes near the old well. Ridge well project, 
Saint Mary's County, Maryland, July 1941
 
Witching for water with a peach limb. Safe well demonstration, 
Ridge, Maryland, Saint Mary's County, July 1941

Monday, July 10, 2017

Melvin Vaniman

Melvin Vaniman (1866-1912), an American adventurer, singer, aeronaut and photographer, had a passion for taking photographs from unusual vantage points such as ship's masts and balloons. Vaniman arrived in Sydney in February 1903 and left Australia in August 1904. During that time he travelled extensively throughout the country.

 Bennelong Point, Circular Quay and Dawes Point, 1904
 
Circular Quay from a ship's mast, 1903
  
Blue Mountains scenery at Leura, 1903
 
Harvesting wheat on Brundah Station, Grenfell, 1903
 
Harvesting wheat, Narramine Station, Narromine, 1903

Sunday, July 9, 2017

A. H. Poole

Archibald McCoy with wife and baby on horseback, Co. Waterford, ca. 1901
  
Lady Clodagh Beresford and a member of the Malcomson family
 
Mr. Peare, Catherine Street, Waterford, April 1906
 
Physical Culture Class, 27 April 1909
  
War Hospital supply, committee group, 1916
 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Ole Tobias Olsen

Group in front of a house
 
Hattfjelldal. Confirmations, 1860-1900
 
Man, woman and child, 1860-1900
 
Mr. O. Greys Dampsag in Arvika, 1860-1900
 
Sandefjord. Group on hotel stairs, 1860-1900
 
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Friday, July 7, 2017

Eugène Trutat

Group portrait, Luchon
  
Monte Carlo, April 1904
 
Nice. Flower market, April 1899
 
On the way to Bonaguil
 
The capitol decorated, 14 July 1899
 
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Paul Stang

Children in rain coats, ca. 1920
  
Marie Stang playing the fiddle, ca. 1910
 
These boys from the Stang and Gjerde farms were hired to transport sand 
and cement to the dams being constructed in Stongfjorden, ca. 1910
 
Two men playfighting in the street, ca. 1910
 
Winter in Stongfjorden, ca. 1910
 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Detroit Publishing

Riverside Inn, Saranac Lake, Adirondack Mountains, NY, ca. 1909
  
Sagamore dock, Green Island, Lake George, NY, ca. 1904
 
Schooley's Mountain, road from Hackettstown, NJ, 1890-1901
 
Shore Drive, Lincoln Park, Chicago, ca. 1905
 
Silver Bay Hotel, Lake George, NY, ca. 1906

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Vintage New Zealand

Children in the children's ward of Wellington Hospital, ca 1928
  
Deer hunters in a dinghy, ca 1920s
 
Group of people watching the eruption of Mount Ngauruhoe, Waikato, 1926
 
Primary school classroom and pupils, ca. 1920s
 
Women strawberry pickers, Lower Motueka, early 1920s
 
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand