Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Taking a blogging break. Be back in a couple of weeks.

Indiana University

 Summer prom, July 1947
Sycamore Hall Recreation Room, May 1941
Tea time, April 1939
University School Lounge and Snack Bar, February 1944
W.A.T.C. girls working on motor, December 1942
Woman diving into pool, 1945
 Women in a dorm room, January 1948

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Well Project, Saint Mary's County

This appears to have been a project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a New Deal agency. Photos by John Collier.

 A Ridge project family and neighbors made a real holiday of the 
installation of the new well. Saint Mary's County, Maryland, July 1941
Children are always watching and waiting. Ridge well project, 
Saint Mary's County, Maryland, July 1941
Fourth generation from slavery. Grandfather Briscoe's 
great grandchildren. Near Ridge, Maryland. Saint Mary's County, July 1941
Front porch. No one dares sit out here anymore. John Briscoe farmhouse 
near Ridge, Maryland. Saint Mary's County, July 1941
Little John Fredrick stands on the outside "where the flies ain't so bad." 
John Fredrick's privy, Saint Mary's County, Maryland, July 1941
The Fredrick womenfolk shell snap beans. 
Saint Mary's County, Maryland, July 1941
Two supervisors and borrower talk over the home problem. 
Saint Mary's County, Maryland, July 1941
Washing clothes near the old well. Ridge well project, 
Saint Mary's County, Maryland, July 1941
Witching for water with a peach limb. Safe well demonstration, 
Ridge, Maryland, Saint Mary's County, July 1941

Monday, July 10, 2017

Melvin Vaniman

Melvin Vaniman (1866-1912), an American adventurer, singer, aeronaut and photographer, had a passion for taking photographs from unusual vantage points such as ship's masts and balloons. Vaniman arrived in Sydney in February 1903 and left Australia in August 1904. During that time he travelled extensively throughout the country.

 Bennelong Point, Circular Quay and Dawes Point, 1904
Circular Quay from a ship's mast, 1903
Blue Mountains scenery at Leura, 1903
Harvesting wheat on Brundah Station, Grenfell, 1903
Harvesting wheat, Narramine Station, Narromine, 1903

Sunday, July 9, 2017

A. H. Poole

Archibald McCoy with wife and baby on horseback, Co. Waterford, ca. 1901
Lady Clodagh Beresford and a member of the Malcomson family
Mr. Peare, Catherine Street, Waterford, April 1906
Physical Culture Class, 27 April 1909
War Hospital supply, committee group, 1916

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Ole Tobias Olsen

Group in front of a house
Hattfjelldal. Confirmations, 1860-1900
Man, woman and child, 1860-1900
Mr. O. Greys Dampsag in Arvika, 1860-1900
Sandefjord. Group on hotel stairs, 1860-1900
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Friday, July 7, 2017

Eugène Trutat

Group portrait, Luchon
Monte Carlo, April 1904
Nice. Flower market, April 1899
On the way to Bonaguil
The capitol decorated, 14 July 1899
Source: Wikimedia Commons