Sunday, January 31, 2016

Painter Collection

 Aline Howell
Skating scene, 4 lined up. Mississippi River, ca. 1918
View at Moon Lake Fishing Club, July 1912
View from Steamer James Lee
Working on sipe water at Mullen crossing

Saturday, January 30, 2016

World War II - in color

 American medics in Normandy after D-Day
 American servicemen drive in jeeps through an unidentified 
and nearly completely destroyed town, Italy, May 1944
 American troops in France
 British and South African soldiers hold up Nazi trophy flag while combat engineers on bulldozers clear a path through the debris of the bombed out city of Cassino, Italy in 1943
D-Day, Omaha Beach

Friday, January 29, 2016


 Children in Central Park, 1909
 Heartbreakers along the seashore, 1898
 North side of Washington Square, New York City, 1909
 Oxford St., London, England, ca. 1909
The London of Charles Dickens, ca. 1900

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Canadian National Exhibition

These are from the Toronto Globe and Mail collection, which consists of ca. 140,000 negatives created by and/or under the direction of the Globe and Mail's first staff photographer, John H. Boyd, between December 1922 and November 1953. The range of the material is tremendous, providing a rich visual record of Toronto, especially in the 1930s and 1940s. These photos were taken at the Canadian National Exhibition in the 1920s.

Canadian National Exhibition, auto polo upset, August 25, 1923
Canadian National Exhibition, auto pushball, August 29, 1925
Canadian National Exhibition, crowd scene on Midway, September 1, 1925
Canadian National Exhibition, dancers, old fashioned group, September 2, 1926
Canadian National Exhibition, girl with parcel, walking, August 28, 1928
Canadian National Exhibition, Pageant, paring bee, September 8, 1926
Canadian National Exhibition, parked cars on blvd, 
looking SE, September 7, 1925
Canadian National Exhibition, Ukrainian choir 
going thru grounds, August 30, 1928
Canadian National Exhibition, women's swim, 
two girls being greased, August 29, 1928

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

R. Welch

Another set from this Northern Ireland photographer.

Glenariffe from above Ess-Na-Crub, ca. 1888
Glenoe, Larne, ca. 1888
Glenoe, Larne, ca. 1888
Irish Country Life, carrying home the turf, ca. 1888
Kane's Royal Hotel, ca. 1888
Reeling the yarn, near Ardara, County Donegal, 1914
The Giants Honeycomb, ca. 1888

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Misc New Zealand

 Algernon Gifford: Members of the Gifford party outside a hut, ca 1890
Coach travelling to Nelson, 1890s
Devils Boots rock formations at Rockville, five kilometres 
from Collingwood, and photographer, 1878-94
Mid-day halt for a Cobb & Co coach, in the Pelorus Valley, 1878-94
Queens Gardens, Nelson, with children, 1878-94
Women crossing the Buller River in a cable tram, 1890s
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Monday, January 25, 2016

World War I

 In Artois. Arrival of British reinforcements. The division halts in a village.
 In Marseille. Russian soldiers recover their 
weapons, which are distributed by Senegalese.
 Italian front. Medical dogs in the trenches of Carso.
 On the Champagne front. Boat loaded with men 
crossing a canal from an outpost on the other side.
On the Somme front. The donkeys who supply food to the men in the trenches.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Daniel Collection

The Daniel, Al Fred, Photograph Collection consists of 586 photographs from three studios managed by the Albert Frederick Daniel family in Jackson, Mississippi, as well as copy prints of other photographers' work. Most of the photographs were taken in Jackson, although there are groups of images of the tung oil industry in south Mississippi and Boy Scouts at campgrounds around the state. Other subjects include businesses, churches (interior and exterior), colleges, floods, hospitals, politicians, public buildings, schools, and street scenes. Of special interest are panoramic photographs of early floods in downtown Jackson, images of the Mississippi Farmers Market and the Farish Street business district, and multiple images of both the Old Capitol and the Mississippi State Capitol buildings.

 A hanging, ca. 1900
 Hardy Funeral Home, ca 1907
 Invalid Carriage, Hardy, 1907
 Millsaps College
New Capitol, Bevo Car, ca 1918

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Soviet Women Fighters

These pictures are of Soviet women warriors during the "Great Patriotic War" (World War II).

 Evdokia Pasko – a legendary woman-aviator from the 
46th Guards Night Bomber Aviation Regiment (“Night Witches”)
 Maria Dolina was a Soviet pilot and acting squadron commander of 
the 125th “Marina M. Raskova” Borisov Guards dive bomber Regiment
 Roza Shanina, a Soviet sniper
[Here is a short film telling her story]
 Soviet Air Force officers Rufina Gasheva and Nataly Meklin decorated as Heroes of the Soviet Union for their service with the famed Night Witches unit during World War II
 Soviet female fighter pilots, Crimea, 1944
 Soviet women snipers
Traffic controllers, Wolchow Front, 1 January 1943