Posted by havealittletalk on December 31, 2011
Mummer’s Parade on New Year’s Day, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By Carol Highsmith, 1/1/2011.
Last New Year’s Day, January 1, 2011, Carol Highsmith photographed the Mummers’ parade in Philadelphia, PA. This is just one of her gloriously colorful photos from that event in the Carol Highsmith Archive of the Library of Congress’s Prints & Photographs Online Catalog. Just follow the link above to her archive and enter “new year.”
Same parade, 102 years before the one pictured above.
LC-DIG-ggbain-15029. ca. 1910 and ca. 1915
By Udo Keppler. LoC Summary: Illustration shows waiters Joseph G. Cannon and James S. Sherman turning away a man labeled “Average Citizen” and a woman at the “Hotel Prosperity” dining room because all the tables have been reserved; there are signs on the tables that read “Reserved for Wool Interests, Reserved for Coal Trust, Reserved for Steel Trust, Reserved for Senator Aldrich and Party, Reserved for Cold Storage Interests, Reserved for Sugar Trust, Reserved for Ice Trust, [and] Reserved for Franchise Grabbers”. Illus. in: Puck, v. 66, no. 1713 (1909 December 29)
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Posted by havealittletalk on October 31, 2011
November 1 and 2, All Saints Day and All Souls Day, or in Mexico and other parts of the world, the Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos, are the inspiration for this post featuring images from the Library of Congress’s Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.
Gran bola de garbanceras que, por ser muy pretensiosas, se volverán calaveras podridas y apestosas. LC-DIG-ppmsc-04553
Calavera del drenaje. El mérito día de finados todos los que se restiraron por causa del drenaje. LC-DIG-ppmsc-04464
A Heap of bones in the cemetery [Necropolis Cristobal Colon], Havana. LC-D4-21573
Decorated gravemarker on All Saints’ Day, New Roads, Louisiana. Note the beaded ornament, which is made of wire and beads. Photo by Lee Russell, 1938. LC-USF33-011892-M4
Statue on grave in Cities of the Dead, New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Carol Highsmith. LC-DIG-highsm-04806
Mexico, mummies in basement of church, Mexico City, between 1908 and 1919. LC-DIG-npcc-19740
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Posted by havealittletalk on September 18, 2011
Fall football images from the Library of Congress, leading off with two by Carol Highsmith:
Head coach Gene Chizik leads the Auburn Tigers football team onto the football stadium for the 2010 Auburn-South Carolina game, Auburn, Alabama. LC-DIG-highsm-11541
And if I have a shot of Auburn University, I need one of the University of Alabama, as well:
University of Alabama football game, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. LC-DIG-highsm-06883
Football and cars seem to have always gone together. This picture was taken in 1939 by Marion Post Wolcott:
Cars parked along the highways on day of Duke-Carolina football game, near Duke University Stadium. LC-USF34-052649-D
Who would think this a picture taken in the stands at a football game?
Ethel Roosevelt, in stands at football game. LC-DIG-ggbain-03024
I can’t decide if this looks like fun or just stupid:
Washington Redskins start training. Washington, D.C. Aug. 28. He-man exercise took the place of calisthenics today as the Redskins, Washington's entry in National Professional Football League, started training. The boys "flying thru the air" are, left to right: Millner (Notre Dame), Rentner (Northwestern) and Peterson (West Virginia) Wesleyan) 8/28/37. LC-DIG-hec-23282
Nothing much has changed since Frank A. Nankivell drew this illustration for the cover of the November 14, 1906 Puck magazine of “the sun wearing a football helmet, beaming rays onto a football shaped planet that shows a stadium with fans in the grandstands and a football game in progress; also shows, in the background, an outline of a young woman’s head.”
The college world. LC-DIG-ppmsca-26112
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