Archive for the ‘Places’ Category
Posted by havealittletalk on October 20, 2012
Here are a few items from the Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands collections in the Flickr Commons.
Can’t get enough of zeppelins and balloons, one of the collections from this source.
Santos-Dumont vaart met een zeppelin langs de Eiffeltoren / Zeppelin passing the Eiffel Tower
“Ruimtepak” voor stratosfeerballon / Space suit for stratospheric balloon, 1935
Zeppelin bij Empire State Building in aanbouw / Zeppelin near the Empire State Building under construction. The American airship ZR 3 Los Angeles flying near the Empire State Building under construction. The Zeppelin, built as LZ 126, is accompanied by some blimps. New York, the United States of America, 29 October 1930.
Another collection deals with tobacco:
Smokkelen van sigaretten in een boek /Smuggling cigarettes in a book. Germany, 1932.
Automaat voor brandende sigaretten / Cigarette machine delivering burning cigarettes for a penny. England, 1931.
Another, called Allerzielen, Allerheiligen / All Souls’ Day, All Saints’ Day, features graves.
Graven van Vincent en Theo van Gogh. The graves of the famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) and his brother Theo [Theodore] van Gogh (1857-1891) at the churchyard in Auvers-sur-Oise, France. Photo out of 1927.
Another focuses on “new life”:
Uit ei gebroken kuiken/Chick facing daylight for the first time, 1936.
Inventions, some stranger than others:
Houten badpakken /Wooden bathing suits, supposed to make swimming a lot easier. Haquian, Washington, USA, 1929
Eénwielige motorfiets / One wheel motor cycle. Invented by Italian M. Goventosa de Udine. Maximum speed: 150 kilometers per hour ( 93 Mph).
Gasaanvalbestendige kinderwagen / Gas war resistant pram, England, Hextable, 1938.
Posted in Exploration, Flickr Commons, Historical, People, Places, Transportation | Tagged: cigarettes, Empire State Building, Flickr Commons, hatchling chick, Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands, Space suit for stratospheric balloon, Vincent van Gogh Theo [Theodore] van Gogh graves, zeppelins | Leave a Comment »
Posted by havealittletalk on March 9, 2012
Next up from the Flickr Commons are some public domain images courtesy of the Royal Library, Denmark. One of the three sets in its photostream contains images by photographer Sven Türck (1897-1954) from the 1930s and 1940s. When Türck died, The Royal Library acquired much of his work.
Romantik [Romance] http://flic.kr/p/9XitUg
Cyklende på Strøget [Riding a bike] http://flic.kr/p/9Xmmyh
Rådhuspladsen [Copenhagen town hall square] http://flic.kr/p/9XYz6C
Mand og kvinde om bord på færge [Man and woman on a ferry]
Posted in Flickr Commons, Places | Tagged: Denmark, Flickr Commons, public domain, Rådhuspladsen, Royal Library, Sven Türck | Leave a Comment »
Posted by havealittletalk on February 25, 2012
The National Media Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom has an eclectic group of subsets in the Flickr Commons. Here are some examples.
The first 4 are among 22 “from two albums entitled ‘Official Australian War Photographs’, produced by the Australian War Records Section, established by the British government in 1917. These photographs are probably the work of official photographers James Francis (Frank) Hurley and George Hubert Wilkins.”
Taken September 27, 1917, Western Front: Western Front (Belgium), Menin Road Area Garter Point
Caption from AWM: "Supporting troops of the 1st Australian Division walking on a duckboard track near Hooge, in the Ypres Sector. They form a silhouettte against the sky as they pass towards the front line to relieve their comrades, whose attack the day before won Broodseinde Ridge and deepened the Australian advance. Taken October 5, 1917, at Western Front (Belgium), Menin Road Area, Hooge."
It’s hard to know what to place after these — and they are not the starkest and most disturbing of the set of WWI photos in this stream.
But these will do. They are from a group of 16 called, “Don McCullin Selects.” McCullin, a contemporary British photographer, selected these works from the National Media Museum’s collection to accompany an exhibition of his own photos of archaeological remains around the Mediterranean. Other images feature Pompeii, Rome, Greece, and Lebanon.
Francis Frith (1822-1898); 'Sculptures in the Great Temple, Philae', 1857
Karnak - The Amon Temple. By Lehnert & Landrock of Cairo (Rudolf Lehnert (1878-1948) & Ernst Landrock (1878-1966)); about 1925
There are 20 pictures in Kodak No.1 Circular Snapshots, the first point and shoot camera. Introduced in 1888, it produced 2.5″ diameter circular images.
Woman in a rowing boat, about 1890
Hansom cab, 1888
Posted in Flickr Commons, Historical, Places | Tagged: Australian War Records Section, Don McCullin, Flickr Commons, Francis Frith, Frank Hurley, George Hubert Wilkins, Hansom cab, Karnak - The Amon Temple., Kodak No.1 Circular Snapshots, Lehnert & Landrock of Cairo, National Media Museum, Philae, trench warfare, Western Front (Belgium) Menin Road Area Hooge, World War I | Leave a Comment »
Posted by havealittletalk on February 19, 2012
Once more, the Flickr Commons‘ images from Canada’s McCord Museum’s Notman Photographic Archives, this time focusing on the subset “Sports,” largely simply to feature this picture:
Wrestlers, McGill boxing, wrestling and fencing club, Montreal, 1925
Quebec: dog sledding, about 1934
Fencers, McGill University, Montreal, 1925
Gymnastic group, Montreal, 1891
Bobsleighing at Ste. Agathe, Quebec, 1911
Curling group, Montreal, 1867, by William Notman
Tyne rowing crew, Lachine, Quebec, 1870
- Hurdle race on snowshoes, Montreal, 1892
Yachting, hockey, lacrosse, boxing, ballroom dancing, football, croquet, and tennis are also featured among the 53 sports pictures on this photostream.
Posted in Flickr Commons, Places | Tagged: Bobsleighing, curling, dog sledding, fencing, gymnastics, hurdle race on snowshoes, McGill University, rowing, wrestling | Leave a Comment »
Posted by havealittletalk on February 10, 2012
We continue our tour of the Flickr Commons with Canada’s McCord Museum’s Notman Photographic Archives. Among the sets in this collection are more than fifty images each of ships and trains, as well as views of Montreal and Canada. Use the http to get to the Flickr page where you can download the image in several sizes.
Hudson's Bay Company schooner "Nannuk" stuck in ice, 1921(?). Captain George E. Mack
Whaleback S. S. Christopher Columbus at dock, Sault St. Marie(?), ON, about 1890. James Ricalton
View of the harbour, looking east, Montreal, QC, 1884. Wm. Notman & Son
Esquimault Dry Dock near Victoria, BC, 1887. William McFarlane Notman
Mrs. Cotter kayaking on the North West River, Hamilton Inlet, Labrador, Newfoundland, 1909. Hugh A. Peck
Vice-Regal train, Montreal, QC, 1878. Notman & Sandham
Tramway crossing under construction, Ste. Catherine and St. Lawrence St., Montreal, QC, 1893. Wm. Notman & Son
Hermit Range from Glacier Hotel, BC, 1887. William McFarlane Notman
- Tandem drive, Montreal, QC, 1889. Wm. Notman & Son
Harbour from Notre Dame Church, Montreal, QC, 1863. William Notman
Percé, QC, about 1900. Wm. Notman & Son
Illecillewaet Glacier, Glacier Park, British Columbia, 1909. William McFarlane Notman
Posted in Flickr Commons, Historical, Places, Transportation | Tagged: "Nannuk", Canada, Flickr Commons, Glacier Hotel, Illecillewaet Glacier, McCord Museum, Montreal, Percé, ships, Tandem drive, trains, Whaleback S. S. Christopher Columbus, William McFarlane Notman | Leave a Comment »
Posted by havealittletalk on February 8, 2012
Did you know that there are collections of public domain photos on Flickr? A diverse group of museums and libraries have contributed some images to the section called The Flickr Commons. In my next set of posts, I will feature selections from some of the collections, particularly those not located in the US since the Library of Congress and US government sites have been used extensively here.
For no particular reason, I’m starting with these from the Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales LIGC/NLW]. The NLW has uploaded some of its P. B. Abery collection of photographs taken mainly between 1890 and 1940 in Radnorshire, the border area of Wales and England. Http under the photos takes you to the Flickr page where you can download the image in several sizes.
These first four photos date from the mid 1870s. You can learn more about the photographer, John Thomas, here.
Six men in country dress
- Two women in national dress
Farlie's Patent double ended narrow guage steam locomotive, "Little Wonder". Railway staff are standing on the engine.
Conway Castle and bridge
Celtic cross situated in the churchyard at St Nicholas and St Teilo's church. Penally. By P B Abery
- The Old Drws-y-coed Copper Mine, Dyffryn Nantlle, 1961. By Geoff Charles.
Posted in Flickr Commons, Historical, Places | Tagged: Flickr Commons, Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales LIGC/NLW], Wales | Leave a Comment »
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)
Posted in Carol Highsmith, Historical, Library of Congress, Places | Tagged: Carol Highsmith, Library of Congress, Mummers Philadelphia, New Year, New Year's, Udo Keppler | Leave a Comment »
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
Posted in Carol Highsmith, Library of Congress, Places | Tagged: All Saints, All Souls, Carol Highsmith, Day of the Dead, Día de los Muertos, Lee Russell, Library of Congress's Prints & Photographs Online Catalog, mummies Mexico, Necropolis Cristobal Colon, New Roads Louisiana | Leave a Comment »
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
Posted in Carol Highsmith, Library of Congress, Places | Tagged: Auburn University, Carol Highsmith, Duke-Carolina football game, Ethel Roosevelt, football, Frank A. Nankivell, Gene Chizik, Marion Post Wolcott, public domain, University of Alabama, Washington Redskins | 2 Comments »
Posted by havealittletalk on August 6, 2011
These images are from the Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs at the Library of Congress, described in my last post.
Rainbow in the mountains of Lachung, Sikkim. LC-DIG-ppmsca-30228
Sikkim, dry season, rice terraces. LC-DIG-ppmsca-30789
Rice terraces during dry season, Sikkim. LC-DIG-ppmsca-30792 (
Building in the mountains of Lachung, Sikkim. LC-DIG-ppmsca-30809
Tsongmo Lake, along the Nathu La Pass, Sikkim. LC-DIG-ppmsca-30136
Primula flowers at Pemayangtse in western Sikkim. LC-DIG-ppmsca-30105
Bridge, North Sikkim near Tibet. LC-DIG-ppmsca-30892
Mount Kānchenjunga, third highest mountain in the world. LC-DIG-ppmsca-30100
Posted in Historical, Library of Congress, People, Places | Tagged: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs, Lachung, Library of Congress, Mount Kānchenjunga, Nathu La Pass, Pemayangtse, Primula flowers, rice terraces, Sikkim, Tsongmo Lake | Leave a Comment »