Shopping From the Past

Archival Camping

I’ve been spending the last few days browsing photographs by Max Dupain and Olive Cotton from the Library of New South Wales (via flickr Commons photostream). My favorite set comes from an album documenting summer outings to Culberra beach, Australia, during the summer of  1937.  One could not art direct a better vision of camping …

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Archival Boating

Happy opening day to all our stripe wearing, brass polishing, boat loving pals.  If you are unable to make the opening day boat parade in Seattle, here is my own exemplary Archival flotilla:  

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From the archives – Costică Acsinte

Little is known about the Costică Acsinte archives.  According to archives metadata, Costică Acsinte was born in Romania and worked as a photographer during WWI. After the war, he opened a commercial studio, “Foto Splendid C. Acsinte.” Ascinte was a prolific photographer; the Ascinte archives contains over 5,000 glass plate negatives, most taken between 1934-1945. …

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Archival Alpinists

Despite criticism of flickr’s semi recent redesign, I remain loyal to this content management system for the access it provides to historic image archives.  Flickr Commons provides one search access to some terrific image collections including the the Library of Congress and the Stockholm Transport Museum.  While I prefer to browse the pages of vintage …

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From the Archives – WWII Freedom Fighters

From the National Museum of Denmark archives, here are some rare snaps of freedom fighters from WWII.     Woman freedom fighter with rifle at Carlsberg Breweries.  May 1945 People from the academic rifle club during the Stockholm detachment Air-raid precaution exercise in Flakhaven in Odense, 1940

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Archival Hop Harvest

Here’s an exemplary snap of summer work togs from the OSU Archives flickr set, Hop On, Brewing and Beer.  The caption of the image is Coeds with Hoes.  I’m going to shop from this photo for my upcoming trip the UK.  Look for me in London wearing slant stripes, head kerchiefs, rolled trousers and hop …

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Archival Space Shuttle

The San Diego Air and Space Museum (SDASM) just celebrated their five year participation in Flickr Commons. While I’m partial to the Museum’s archival collection of Zeppelin crashes and Aviation Pioneers, my favorite SDAM set features photographs, illustrations and ephemera from the Space Shuttle program.  Out of context, they invoke a version of the Shuttle that …

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Archival Jockeys

  Earl Porter- Jockey at Rockingham N.H.    Shooting pool at Suffolk Downs   Jockey R. Workman on Time Supply Jockeys C. and Ira Hanford    Jockey Meade  Jockey R. Workman after winning the 5th Race, Suffolks Downs Photos courtesy Boston Public Library’s Flickr Commons photostream. 

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