What a great prompt this week!
I went in search of lively orchestra photos. Here’s what I found in Flickr Commons.
Murray Family Orchestra
Missouri State Archives, 1925
National Library of Medicine, 1805 – Artist James Gillray
Chanute Ladies’ Cornet Band
National Library of Australia, 1936
I wonder whether these folks were Russians living in Australia or were visiting Australia from Russia. There wasn’t much information.
Synco Novelty Orchestra
Springfield, Ohio, 1921
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This week I’m inspired to find some equine photos. How were horses used way back when? Let’s see what I found on Flickr Commons.
State Library of Queensland, 1920
I thought 1920 was rather late for such transport.
The Library of Virginia, 1958
That’s not a typo on my part. Check the source. It says this photo of a horse & Richmond Ice wagon is from 1958.
Smithsonian Museum, 1864
This Union Army mail wagon was used in the Civil War.
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Doesn’t this look fun? Tranquil? I think some Impressionisth should have done a painting of this pair.
National Science and Media Museum, circa 1890
She looks intent. I bet she won.
State Library of Queensland, 1930
Australian National Maritime Museum, 1921
Mrs J Wilson and Miss Hastie winning the Ladies Double Sculls at the Pittwater Regatta.
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This week I’m inspired to find photos of newsboys. My paternal grandfather was a newsboy in his youth and I wish I had a photo of him in those days. He sold papers at a hospital in Chicago and even sold a paper to Teddy Roosevelt. Here are some photos of kids and newspapers.
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State Library of New South Wales, 1935
New York City, 1910 | Source: Flickr Commons
Note the newsgirl above. I thought only boys sold papers.
Newsies in DC, 1912
Dogs: What a wonderful prompt!
Since my birthday is Wednesday, this photo from the Power Museum is apropos.
National Museum of Ireland, 1912
According to the Flickr Commons site, the boy above is 9 years old.
National Museum of Ireland, 1924
Before a hunt.
Florida Memory, circa 1905
I love this trio. She’s got a great hat.
Florida Memory, circa 1905
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This week’s prompt sent me hunting for photos with three
The Field Museum, 1899
From the Allison V. Armour Expedition.
National Library of Ireland, 1929
Smiling Irish flower girls
Internet Archive, 1920
From the B & O Railroads Employee Magazine. I guess these kids were children of employees. Click here to see more inspired nostalgia.
Who else thinks these suits are better than a Speedo?
Inspired by this week’s prompt, I’ve scoured Flickr Commons for bathing suits of bygone days. Here’s what I found.
Bathing Beauties circa 1935, State Library of Queensland
State Library of NSW, 1910
Library of Congress, 1912
Florida Memory 1924