Thursday, March 28, 2013

G. G. Bain

Back to more early 20th century American photos.

 Bastille Day celebrations, probably in New York City, 1914

 Daisy Harriman addresses a Democratic rally in Union Square, New York City, 1912

 Children's pageant at the dedication of the William J. Gaynor Park Playground 
and Recreation House in New York City, Dec. 20, 1913

 Henrietta Noble, who sought an annulment from her marriage to sailor 
William Noble on grounds that he had hypnotized her, 1914

 Mrs. Bourke Cockran, wife of New York politician William Bourke Cockran 
with Mrs. Eleanor B. Roosevelt, wife of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., 
Mrs. John Blair (Ida Chester Reid) and others, 1910-1915

 Members of the 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry at the Gettysburg Reunion of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

 Rebecca Edelsohn after her arrest for attempting to hold an open air mass meeting in Fountain Square, Tarrytown, New York on May 30, without a permit, 1914

Officials of the Poultry and Pigeon Show on the roof of Madison Square Garden in New York City, preparing to release pigeons carrying peace messages for President Wilson in Washington, DC, 1915

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Herbert List

Herbert List (1903-1975) was a brilliant German photographer with a quite eventful life story. His photographs display a rare level of artistry.

 Black Male Nude I, 1935

 Dead Trees, 1939
 Capri, 1935
[there's enough subtext here to fill a novel]
 Grotesque Figure, Park of Palazzo Orsini, Bomarzo, Italy, 1952
 Man and Dog, Portofino, 1936
 Munich, 1946
 Italy, Venice. Piazza San Marco. 1939
 [what a brilliant use of light and shadow!]
 On the scout for ovenwood , Munich, 1946

 Ostia, Italy, 1959

 Spirit of Lycabettus I, Athens, 1937
 Stairway to Heaven, Rome, 1949
 Traffic sign, Löwenbräukeller, Munich, 1946
 View from the Window II, Rome, Trastevere, 1953
Prometheus, 1939

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Photographic Times 1890, ctd

 Maximilian Toch: Coconut Palms

 Maximilian Toch: On the Ocklawaha, Florida 

 Maximilian Toch: Cuban Ox-Team

 O. Pierre Havens: Tick! Tick!

 R. Clinton Fuller: Night-Blooming Cereus

 Rev. Herbert Macy: Boys after Suckers

 Rudolph Eickemeyer Jr.: The Confidante

 Rudolph Eickemeyer Jr.: The Reapers

 Rudolph Eickemeyer Jr.: In the Valley of the Beaverkill

 Unknown Photographer: A Tree Study

 Unknown Photographer: The Poquessing

 Unknown Photographer: Thoughts of Puss on Life

 W.I. Lincoln Adams: Winter Moonlight

 W.I. Lincoln Adams: Christmas Morning in the Woods

 W.I. Lincoln Adams: The Edge of the Wood

 Walter S. Waterbury: A Brook

 William James Stillman: Door of the Duomo of Florence, Italy

Monday, March 25, 2013

Photographic Times 1890, ctd

 Edward Leaming: Moonrise in the Catskills

 G. Waldron Smith: Girlhood

 Frederick H. Chapin: A Cliff Palace
[this is probably at Mesa Verde]

 George Barker: Charlotte street, St. Augustine, Florida

 George Hill, Aschylus William Monfort: The Day's Work Done
[two photographers? how does that work?]
 H. Edwards-Ficken: Spinners

 H.R. Taylor: Sachuest Point
[this is now a National Wildlife Refuge]

 J.M. Appleton: Study from Life

John H. Tarbell: The First Lesson in Whittling

Friday, March 22, 2013

Photographic Times 1890

The Photographic Times was an early photography periodical. Its byline was "An Illustrated Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Interests of Artistic and Scientific Photography." This was the cutting-edge of photography at the time. 

The 1890 edition of the periodical had a large number of entries, too many for one post here, so I'll split it up into several.

 Alvin H. Bradley: A Fair Philadelphian

 C.L. Lochman: Liriodendron (Tulip tree Blossoms)

 Catharine Weed Barnes: Five O'Clock Tea

 Berkeley Allen: A Sylvan Stream

 Catharine Weed Barnes: Interior. Residence of William Barnes, Albany, N.Y.

 Charles H. Miller: An Old Highway

 Edward H. Graves: Palm House

 Daniel P. Read: A Torrent

C.H. Gallup: A Fish Story