Friday, January 31, 2014

Frank Hohenberger

 Irene with basket, near little home, McDonald's, Brown County, Indiana, 1920
 Pryor and Raines children under tree, backyard, 1928
 Junior Miller looking for "minnies"
 Marble game, 1932
 Merle Pittman and school children at Seymour, Indiana, 1931
 Mill at Brewersvill, closeup of children at edge, 1925
 Misses King and Walker at washtub, 1930
 On the shoot-the-chutes, public square, 1925
Sam Bradley boys at town pump, 1925

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Vintage Korea

 Group of passengers, possibly on train car, ca. 1904
 Locomotive on bridge over streetcar, ca. 1904
 Middle-class Korean man with warm hat, ca. 1904
 Military ceremony
 Peasants pounding rice, ca. 1904
 Procession of children carrying Korean and American flags, ca. 1904
 The man to the right wears a typical topknot hair style called esangtue. The young woman in the center seems to bring wine in a pitcher for the Lunar New Year dinner for her family, ca. 1904
 Two Koreans in mourning dress, ca. 1904
Western woman with Korean bearers and palanquin

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Robert Capa

Robert Capa was a photojournalist who took some of the most memorable photos of the Spanish Civil War and World War II. These are the World War II photos.

 American troops going from the Chiunzi Pass to Naples. Italy, Late September 1943
 Palermo, Sicily, Italy, July 1943
 Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne waiting near Sicilian beachheads 
before the invasion of mainland Italy, 1943
 D-day-landings, Omaha Beach, Normandy, June 6, 1944
 Omaha Beach. June 6th, 1944. The first wave of American troops lands at dawn
[this photographer had some serious stones to get pictures like this]
 D-Day, Allies coming ashore with wounded
 The liberation of Cherbourg, Normandy, June 1944
 Soldiers of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division. 
Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte, France, June 16, 1944
 Allied troops and press during the liberation of Paris. Paris, August 1944
France, October 1944

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Here are some photos used for advertising, from the USC archives.

 An apple a day, ad campaign, 1940
 Belcher School and radio, Southern California, 1929
 Belcher School and radio, Southern California, 1929
 Billie Barnes, ad for Stewart-Warner Radio, Southern California, 1927
 Couples dancing, coffee ad, 1930
 Dog team, Frank Price Tires, Los Angeles, 1933
[this is one of the most surreal publicity campaigns I've ever seen]
 Girl and man eating ice cream cone, Southern California, 1932
 Betty Baker, ad campaign, Southern California, 1927
Campaign shots for publicity, Immaculate Heart College, Southern California, 1929

Monday, January 27, 2014

UC Berkeley

 Glen Alpine party on steps of cabin
 Group portrait on porch
 Lawn Party under the Date Palms, Glen Annie, Col. W.W. Hollister's, Santa Barbara, 1885
 Lawn Party under the Date Palms, Glen Annie, Col. W.W. Hollister's, Santa Barbara, 1885
 S.S. Queen, cruise party, June 1897
 Smith and Butler's team on 12th Street, opposite Lake Merritt boat houses, Oakland, 1890
 Spring Street looking north from 3rd, 1902
[Thanks to commenter DonY who identified this as Los Angeles]
 Temporary house. Mrs. Adelia Cummings, allotment #2, August 1920
 Ten thousand Beauty of Glazenwood Roses on a single bush
This outmoded bus has become a home for a family of six. Two children 
have been sleeping in the luggage compartment visible on the roof.

Sunday, January 26, 2014


More 1950s Americana from the USC archives.

 Alpha Delta Pi planning party, 1951
 Annual Coronet Debutante Ball held in Crystal Room of Beverly Hills Hotel, 1951
 Anti-bomb test pickets, 1958
 Arcadia Peach Blossom Queen, 1951
 Atomic energy, 1951
[cause what goes more naturally with atomic energy 
than girls in swimsuits?...epic weirdness]
 Cabrillo Beach, Fourth of July, Queen and her court, 1958
 Baton contest, Rosemead High School, 1954
 Beach bonnet contest, Long Beach, 1953
 Bus strike can be fun, 1955
Becky Thatcher and Tom Sawyer (Huck Finn Days) going for boat ride in Echo Park, 1958