Friday, June 28, 2013

Roman Vishniac

Roman Vishniac (1897-1990) was a Russian Jewish photographer who documented the life of Eastern European Jewry before it was swept away by the Holocaust. This is a set of untitled photos from that time.

The International Center of Photography (ICP) has a Vishniac Archive.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Summer fun

From National Photo.

 Bathing beach, 1920s
["well, we were having fun till some perv came along and took our picture..."]
 Col. Sherrell, Supt. of Public Buildings and Grounds, has issued an order that bathing suits 
at the Washington bathing beach must not be over six inches above the knee. 1922
 Girls from Keiths at Arlington Beach, 1925
 Group winners, bathing beach, June 1922
 Icing off at the tee. 1920s
 Lansburg bathing girls, 1922
 Life saving device, 1922
 Mah-Jong at bathing beach, 1924
 Mary Claphet, Irene & Ella Sherer, Mary Facenire on the beach, 1920
 Models, Washington fashion show, 1924
Two women in bathing costumes drying their hair

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Jacques-Henri Lartigue

Jacques-Henri Lartigue (1894-1986) was a French photographer who liked taking pictures of people in movement.

 Anna La Pradvina, Avenue du Bois de Boulogne, 1911
 Avenue du Bois de Boulogne, Paris 1911
 Bibi and her son, 1923
[Bibi was the photographer's wife]
 Bibi and the actress Louise Lagrange, Deauville, 1922
 Bibi in Normandy, 1921
 Bibi, Arlette and Irène. Storm in Cannes. Cannes, May 1929
 Bichonnade Leaping
 Bois de Boulogne, 1910
Girls in a car

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Josef Jindřich Šechtl

Josef Jindřich Šechtl was a Czech who took some chilling photographs of Nazi-occupied Europe in the 1930s and 1940s.

 Berlin during the Olympic Games, 1936
 Calvary in Miličín 1934
 Countryard of u Dvou slunců, Tábor, 1935
 Josef Jinřich Šechtl with son, 1935
 Tábor, 1931 (son Josef at first day of new school at Maredův Vrch)
 Trip to Horky, Pintovka, Tábor, 1939
 Žižka Square, Tábor, 1942
Kuratorium exercises, Tábor, 1939–1945

Monday, June 24, 2013

Giorgio Sommer

Giorgio Sommer (1834-1914) was an important 19th century Italian photographer.

 Amalfi Marina (Napoli)

 Boys eating pancakes
 Capri Marina
 Cascata di Caserta
Bootblack and pickpocket
 Donkey driver in Naples
 Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, 1872
 Macaroni eaters, Naples, 1880
 Macaroni Factory
Naples - coast