Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Courting Couples

A section of the crowd in Martin Place, Sydney during 
the Victory Pacific celebrations, 15 August 1945
Burt V. Brooks: Three couples in a field of boulders, Greenwich, Mass., ca. 1910
George Brassaï: The Kiss, 1935-37
Ray Gurney and Dora Miller skating on Squire Pond, 1903
Sam Hood: Royal Price Alfred Hospital Christmas kiss, Sydney, December 1944
The happy couple, posing in front of a house on the corner of Old Common and Bolton Station Road, prepares to take their new Hupmobile for a spin, Lancaster, Massachusetts

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Card Games

Abbott and Saunder families playing cards, New Zealand, ca. 1900
Charles Fenno Jacobs: Southington, Connecticut. A bridge party, May 1942
Esther Bubley: Girls entertaining their guests in one 
of the two card rooms, Arlington Farms, 1943
Joseph Pennell: Four people playing cards, 1899
M.D. Elias: Gunners relax playing cards in the 
shade of cactus trees in Tunisia, May 1943
Playing canasta, Nova Scotia
The tamest game of cards ever recorded in Kentucky - 
no chips and the people around have no scared looks, 1906

Monday, March 20, 2017

Horse and Buggy

 Adam MacLay: Donald George McKinley, family baker, 
Christchurch, New Zealand, ca. 1908
Frank Denton: A landau carriage, and driver, probably 
Wanganui region, New Zealand, January 1908
Frank Denton: Dr Ernest Edward Porritt and family in a trap 
outside their home at 59 Ingestre Street, Wanganui, ca. 1904
Frank Hohenberger: Moving day scene near 
Mt. Zion, horses, wagon, people, 1949
Frederick Danvers Power: Street scene, horse-drawn 
conveyances, Sydney, Australia, 1898-1926
Frederick Nelson Jones: Horse drawn buggy, New Zealand, ca. 1914
James McAllister: Men in a phaeton, probably 
Taranaki region, New Zealand, ca. 1920s
Marion Post Wolcott: Farmer who comes to town on Saturday afternoon to 
sell his chickens from door to door. Greene County, Georgia, Spring 1939
Oxford St., London, England, ca. 1909
Seashore of Töölönlahti, Helsinki, ca. 1900
Steffano Webb: Mr Broomfield and Kahu in a buckboard wagon, ca. 1910

Sunday, March 19, 2017


Adam MacLay: Studio portrait of six musicians with instruments, ca. 1900s
Ben Shahn: Street musicians, Maynardville, Tennessee, 1935
Eva Besnyö: Gypsies, 1931
Harris & Ewing: Woman being serenaded, 1940
James McAllister and family, outside, with musical instruments, New Zealand, 1912
Lafayette Studio: Betty Coed and the Debs, 1939
Oxford College Mandolin Club, 1917
Paul Stang: A portrait of two of Paul Stang's sisters - 
Jørgina Stang with the guitar and Marie Stang with the fiddle
Russell Lee: Cajun musicians at fais-do-do at 
National Rice Festival. Crowley, Louisiana, 1938
University of Kentucky, WHAS band, 1933
William Rittase: Pianist and Violinist, October 1939

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Women With Fancy Hats

Adam MacLay: Family group including children in the countryside, 1905-26
Adam MacLay: Portrait of six women, dressed in finery 
including elaborate hats, sitting on a river bank, 1905-26
Harris & Ewing: Dolly Madison Breakfast. Mrs. William F. Dennis, 
Mrs. Chase Riker, Mrs. Mann Barker, 1912
Harris & Ewing: Miss Gladys Hinckley at the horse show, 1913
Joseph Pennell: Portrait of Clara Cox and Grace Jones, 1912
Joseph Pennell: Portrait of Mrs. E. Bradbury, 1919
Man with four women, Berlin, Wisconsin

Friday, March 17, 2017


Anglican Church, Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia, 1950s
Charles Lee: Sunday baseball game outside Mountain Park, Alberta, ca. 1925
Football, scrimmage line, Harvard University, ca. 1905
Harris & Ewing: Miss Frances Lippett. Playing in tennis tournament, 1913
William George Weigel: Yvette Williams long jumping at 
Carisbrook Park, Dunedin, New Zealand, 26 January 1954
Mack Hughes: Kentucky vs. Tennessee action, probably 1950s

Thursday, March 16, 2017


Cliff Henderson Collection: Showgirls as airplanes
Dick Whittington: Old fashioned bathing suit scene, Southern California, 1936
George Brassaï: The Kiss, 1935-37
Harris & Ewing: Man painting woman's back, January 1925
 Mrs. Perrelet - the flivver (UC Berkeley)
National Photo: Child with tuba
Nuts (UC Berkeley)