Saturday, September 20, 2014

Street Life in London, ca. 1870s

The water cart, ca. 1871

Strawberries seller, ca. 1877

Italian street musicians, ca. 1877

Old Photos of Rome in the Late 19th Century

Piazza Colonna, c.1865

Place du Quirinal, c.1850

Villa Massimo, c.1870

Trajan's Column, c.1865

Academia di Francia, c.1870

Fleet of Creely Trucks, ca. 1920


Everyday Life in Detroit, Michigan in 1972

Dave Jordano was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1948. He received his degree in photography from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit in 1974. After moving to Chicago in 1977 he established a successful freelance commercial photography studio for 30 years. The wonderful black and white photographs here has been a long time observer of Detroit, the city where he was born and traversed with a 35mm as a student.






Cabimas, Venezuela, circa 1958


Friday, September 19, 2014

Pictures of President Woodrow Wilson attends the Paris Peace Conference, 1919

On January 18, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson attends the Paris Peace Conference that would formally end World War I and lay the groundwork for the formation of the League of Nations.

Wilson envisioned a future in which the international community could preempt another conflict as devastating as the First World War and, to that end, he urged leaders from France, Great Britain and Italy to draft at the conference what became known as the Covenant of League of Nations. The document established the concept of a formal league to mediate international disputes in the hope of preventing another world war.

The Council of Four at the Paris Peace Conference. Left to right: Lloyd George of Great Britain, Orlando of Italy, Clemenceau of France, and President Wilson.

Wilson and President Poincare on parade in Paris, France. Wilson became the first president to leave the United States while in office when he traveled to France in December, 1918.

Wilson and President Poincare on parade in Paris, France.

President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson in Paris, France, pictured with French President Raymond Poincare.

President Wilson and his coterie parade through Paris.

Old Photographs of India in the Late 19th Century

The Lahore Gate, the Palace, Delhi

The Chandney Chouk, The Principle Street in Delhi

Clutter - Munzil-Lucknow

The Burning Ghat, Benares

Futtepore Sikri: The Panch Mahal

Manhattan Beach, New York, ca. 1895


Interesting Black & White Photos of Daily Life in Sicily, Italy in 1959






Pile of American bison skulls waiting to be ground for fertilizer, ca. 1870s