Category Archives: Photography
Miss America 1924
Helen Keller Meeting Charlie Chaplin
Phoebe Mozee (aka: Annie Oakley). Famed for her marksmanship by 12 years old, she once shot the ashes off of Kaiser Wihelm II’s cigarette at his invitation. When she outshot famed exhibition marksman Frank Butler, he fell in love with her and they married. They remained married the rest of their lives. (such a distinguished jawbone…I bet she was one tough cookie in her day)
Very Young Lucy Lucille Ball around 1930 (she was a beautiful young woman but I have the hardest time picturing her in this photo and not associating her as the whiney comedian from ‘I Love Lucy’. A sitcom my brother loved yet I despised!)
Two Victorian sideshow performers boxing – the fat man and the thin man. (This is just freaky)
Amy Johnson, English aviator 1903-1941 One of the first women to gain a pilot’s license, Johnson won fame when she flew solo from Britain to Australia in 1930. Her dangerous flight took 17 days. Later she flew solo to India and Japan and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic East to West, she volunteered to fly for The Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in WW2, but her plane was shot down over the River Thames and she was killed.
Prison Garb 1924. Belva Annan murderess whose trial records became the musical ” Chicago .”
Female photojournalist Jessie Tarbox on the street with her camera, 1900s.
Roald Amundsen was the first person to reach the South Pole. At approximately 3pm on December 14, 1911, Amundsen raised the flag of Norway at the South Pole and named the spot Polheim — “Pole Home.”
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Wedding day photograph of Abraham and Mary taken November 4, 1842 in Springfield , Illinois after three years of a stormy courtship and a broken engagement. Their love had endured. (I heard on the radio just the other day that Mary Lincoln could take an award for being a NAG! Goes to show what a patient man Lincoln must have been.)
Emily Todd was Mary Todd Lincoln’s half-sister. In 1856 she married Benjamin Helm, a Confederate general. After Helm’s death in 1863 Emily Helm passed through Union Lines to visit her sister in the White House. This caused great consternation in the Northern newspapers. Emily Helm took an oath of loyalty to the Union and was granted amnesty.
Leather gloves worn by Lincoln to Ford’s Theater on the night of his assassination. Blood stains are visible at the cuffs.
Billie Holiday at two years old, in 1917
Washington, D.C., circa 1919. ” Walter Reed Hospital flu ward.” One of the very few images in Washington-area photo archives documenting the influenza contagion of 1918-1919, which killed over 500,000 Americans and tens of millions around the globe. Most victims succumbed to bacterial pneumonia following influenza virus infection.
Filming the MGM Logo
Bea Arthur (née Bernice Frankel) (1922-2009) SSgt. USMC 1943-45 WW II. Enlisted and assigned as typist at Marine HQ in Wash DC, then air stations in VA and NC. Best remembered for her title role in the TV series “Maude” and as Dorothy in “Golden Girls”. (and I care about this becuz?)
In 1911, Bobby Leach survived a plunge over Niagara Falls in a steel barrel. Fourteen years later, in New Zealand , he slipped on an orange peel and died.
Three days before his 19th birthday, George H.W. Bush became the youngest aviator in the US Navy.
Market Street, San Francisco after the earthquake, 1906.
All-American Girls Baseball, 1940s
Sacajawea. Stolen, held captive, sold, eventually reunited the Shoshone Indians. She was an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark in 1805-1806 with her husband Toussaint Charbonneau. She navigated carrying her son, Jean Baptiste, on her back. She traveled thousands of miles from the Dakotas the Pacific Ocean . The explorers, said she was cheerful, never complained, and proved to be invaluable. She served as an advisor, caretaker, and is legendary for her perseverance and resourcefulness.
A Confederate and Union soldier shake hands during a celebration at Gettysburg in 1913. Image from the Library of Congress. July 1-3, 2013 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Vintage Baked Potato Cart. A legitimate fast food lunch option back in the day.
Cyclists ride in the first running of the Tour de France, in 1903.
Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 – April 4, 1926), was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. America’s first war dog, Stubby, served 18 months ‘over there’ and participated in seventeen battles on the Western Front. He saved his regiment from surprise mustard gas attacks, found and comforted the wounded, and even once caught a German spy by the seat of his pants (holding him there till American Soldiers found him).
Nightwitches – Female Russian bombers who bombed Germany during WW2. They had old, noisy planes & the engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid-flight to restart the props. To stop Germans from hearing them & starting up the anti aircraft guns, they’d climb to a certain height, coast down to German positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair & get the hell out of dodge. Their leader flew 200+ missions & was never captured.
Chief Petty Officer Graham Jackson plays “Going Home” as FDR’s body is borne past in Warm Springs , GA , where the President was scheduled to attend a barbecue on the day he died. April, 1945.
Zelda Boden, circus performer, ca. 1910.
The extraordinary life of Maud Allen: Seductive US dancing girl who was sued for being too lewd, ousted as a lesbian, and fled London after being branded a German spy who was sleeping with the prime minister’s wife. (Now this one is interesting…I say ‘You Go Girl’! And where can I get a dress like that?)
Mae Questel ca. 1930’s, the voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl, Minnie Mouse, Felix the Cat (for three shorts by the Van Beuren Studios), Little Lulu, Little Audrey and Casper , the Friendly Ghost (would have loved to have met her)
Geraldine Doyle, who was the inspiration behind the famous Rosie the Riveter poster. (Would have loved to have met her too!)
Marilyn Monroe meets Queen Elizabeth II, London , 1956 Both women are 30 years old. (Undoubtedly Marilyn would have aged just as well as the Queen if not better)
It’s been an extremely wet week here in Georgia, which promises to also be a wet 4th of July. I found some of these pix on pinterest and others from around the net. They are all here to express the joy of a summer rain fall and to serve as a reminder of how good it feels to play in the rain. There is joy, laughter, dance, and romance…everything to make you feel bubbly or butterflies…take your pick.
Disclaimer: Nothing here is intended to infringe on anyone’s copyright. Some pix contain a link-back to its original website. However I couldn’t always find the original sours. If you are the original owner and would like your photo removed, please send me a gentle email and it will be removed no questions asked.
Beautiful art that has gone viral-via-email
King Ludwig’s Castle in Bavaria, Germany
Windmills of Holland
Beauty of Tibet
Golden Maple Leaf
Edge of Glacier
Lavender Farm and Tree
The Night Scene of Eiffel Tower
Received this email from a good friend of mine in Salt Lake City, UT. I know I’ve seen the work of Clark Little before but I wanted to capture it here. Click on the photo of Clark to be taken to his website or just click on the link below.
Waimea Bay shore-break surfing pioneer, husband, and father of two, Clark Little has gained nationwide recognition for his photography on National Television. It all started in 2007 when Clark’s wife wanted a nice piece of art to decorate a wall. Voluntarily, Clark grabbed a camera, jumped in the water, and starting snapping away capturing the beauty and power of monstrous Hawaiian waves from the inside out.
“Clark’s view” is a unique view of the ocean that most will only be able to experience safely on land while studying one of Clark’s photos. Now with a camera upgrade and an itch to get that better shot, Clark has taken this on full time and has moved his office from land, to the inside of a barrel.
Since the recent stir of Clark’s work, his images have been run on the Today Show, ABC World News Now, Nature’s Best Photography, Paris Match(France), La Vie ( France ), Hana Hou (Hawaiian Airlines) magazine, Surfer magazine, Surfer’s Journal as well as multiple publishers and newspapers in the U.S. and overseas.
These incredible images of waves in the Hawaiian Islands were taken by Clark Little, the number one photographer of surf.
He is dedicated to photographing the waves and has published a selection of his best images.
Sun glints off wave
Sand in surf
This shot captures sand from the ocean’s floor being swept up by a monstrous wave and resembles a sandstorm.
Little calls it the Sandmonster.
There were clouds of sand ten feet high and I’m standing there.
I’m holding on to my camera and my trigger as long as I can.
Then I have to jump into the cloud of sand to try to get out of danger’s way.
His fans pay as much as $4,000 for his gorgeous photos.
Beach – surf crashes down
Molten liquid gold
White tumultuous water
Splash – stunning shot
Red mysterious shot
Break – wave crashes down
Beauty – water drops
This shot is his favorite.
With a high shutter speed he caught the brilliant fanned effect of two waves intersecting each other and throwing out this beautiful fan of water.
Two other books you might like to check out by other photographers.
|The Perfect Curl: Classic Waves from Around the World|