REVEREND ARTHUR COLLECTION: “Apache Women Sewing Society” (1916)

…her: Reverend James O. Arthur (James Osborne Arthur), Non-Indian, 1887-1971 Subject: Katherine Arthur (Katherine Rhoades/Katherine Magdeline Arthur/Katherine Gottberg), Non-Indian, 1883-1960 James Arthur, Jr. (James Osbourne Arthur, Jr./Jim Arthur), Non-Indian, 1915-2002 Donor: James A. Jacobs (Jamie Jacobs), Non-Indian Barbara J. Jacobs (Barbara Jane Arthur), Non-Indian Date Created: April 3, 1916 Catalog Number: N53228 Format: Nitrate negative…

REVEREND ARTHUR COLLECTION: “Apache Men Running a 100 Yard Race” (1917)

…ndian Barbara J. Jacobs (Barbara Jane Arthur), Non-Indian Date Created: June 21, 1917 Catalog Number: N53318 Format: Nitrate negative Image Type: Negative Dimensions: 3.25 x 5.5 in. Collection History: Reverend James Osborne Arthur (1887-1971) and his wife Katherine Arthur (1883-1960) were missionaries for the Reformed Church of America, working on the Nebraska Winnebago Reservation in 1913 and among the Chiricahua and Mescalero Apaches in the…

FSA: ARTHUR ROTHSTEIN – New Madrid County, Missouri, January, 1939

0 SHARES Facebook Twitter Evicted sharecroppers along Highway 60, New Madrid County, Missouri. January, 1939 New Madrid County is a county located in the Bootheel of Southeast Missouri in the United States. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the county’s population was 19,760. A 2008 estimate, however, showed the population to be 17,589. The largest city and county seat is New Madrid. The county was officially organized on October 1, 1812, and…

FSA: ARTHUR ROTHSTEIN – Gees Bend, Alabama, April, 1937

…0 SHARES Facebook Twitter Drawing water from well. Gees Bend, Alabama. April, 1937 Gee’s Bend, also known as Boykin, is a very poor tenant community in Alabama, United States of America lying at the edge of the Black Belt in Wilcox County, about thirty miles southwest of Selma. The name comes from a planter named Joseph Gee, the first white man to settle in Gee’s Bend….

CALIFORNIA COLLECTION: Civil Rights – “Outcasts! The Story of America’s Treatment of Her Japanese-American Minority”

…on May 20, 1942, said: “The Japanese community presented a group with a high potential for action against the national interest.” This statement shows the tendency of both Army and political groups incorrectly to label a group two-thirds of whom are American citizens as “Japanese,” and to refer to a racial group as a “community,” without regard for individual differences within that group. Such thinking is the…

CALIFORNIA COLLECTION: San Quentin Mugshots – “William Howe” (1926)

0 SHARES Facebook Twitter William Howe @ Arthur Chris Smith @ Nick Howe @ Andrew McAllister, No. 18436. August 30, 1886, sent to San Quentin for three years asslt. to rob from Los Ang. Oct. 17, 1889, sent to San Quentin ten years robbery from Los Angeles. Dec. 9, 1897, sent to Folsom for five years from San Francisco. Dec. 22, 1902, sent to San Quentin for five years for Burglary, San Francisco. April 13, 1910, sent to Folsom for three years…

JEAN THOMAS COLLECTION: “Racoon Hollow” (1930’s)

…0 SHARES Facebook Twitter The boy is probably Lora Thacker of Raccoon Hollow [Harlan County], Kentucky, who had been unable to stand upright until he was taken by Dr. Arthur Shade Jones, eastern head of the Kentucky Crippled Children Commission, to Stephenson orthopedic hospital in Ashland, Kentucky. Jean Thomas took an interest in him, and in Dr. Jones’ work, because Lora was known for his ballad singing….

WISCONSIN COLLECTION: “Madison Rifle Club” (1947)

…0 SHARES Facebook Twitter Group photograph of the Madison Rifle Club team holding the Dick Falk trophy they recently won in the Falk Rifle Club’s small bore tournament in Milwaukee. Pictured left to right are: Ted Church, Forrest Henderson, Major Ellis Lee, and Jerry [name obliterated.] March 28, 1947 Photographer: Vinje, Arthur M., 1888-1972 From the Vinje Collection, Wisconsin Historical Society http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/…

TA.TV: Weegee – “Weegee Tells How”

…0 SHARES Facebook Twitter Arthur Fellig, better known as Weegee, was a New York city freelance news photographer from the 1930s to the 1950s. Here he talks about his career and gives advice to those wanting to become news photographers….

WISCONSIN COLLECTION: “Shriners Yule Party” (1947)

…0 SHARES Facebook Twitter Fletcher Mills doing a card trick for three children, with a clown looking on, at the Madison Shriners Yule Party at the Washington Orthopedic School, 545 West Dayton Street. One of four images. Published in the Wisconsin State Journal on December 21, 1947 Photographer: Vinje, Arthur M., 1888-1972 From the Vinje Collection, Wisconsin Historical Society http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/…

DOCUMERICA – "A Short History"

…ography project run by the Farm Security Administration during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Most of the iconic photographs of that period like “Migrant Mother” were made by government photographers working for the FSA. Arthur Rothstein, one of the photographers from that project and a former editor of LOOK magazine, was hired as a consultant for the project. Documerica’s objective was not just to document environmental conditions and…

DOCUMERICA: Photographer – Hope Alexander, Linden, New Jersey, USA (1974)

…0 SHARES Facebook Twitter AMERICAN CYANAMID COMPANY IN THE LINDEN, NEW JERSEY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX OF METROPOLITAN NEW YORK ON THE ARTHUR KILL RIVER. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THIS COMPANY DUMPS BY PERMIT 3.5 MILLION GALLONS PER YEAR OF CHEMICAL WASTES INTO THE NEW YORK BIGHT FROM THE MANUFACTURE OF CHEMICALS, INSECTICIDES AND SULFURIC ACID, 06/1974….

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Hope Alexander, New York Metropolitan Area, USA.

…0 SHARES Facebook Twitter INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX ON THE ARTHUR KILL RIVER IN NEW JERSEY IN THE NEW YORK METROPOLITAN AREA. RIVERS WHICH FLOW THROUGH THE REGION CARRY RAW AND PARTIALLY DIGESTED SEWAGE, AND CHEMICAL AND INDUSTRIAL WASTES INTO THE WATERS OF THE BIGHT. ACCUMULATION OF WASTES IN WATERS BORDERING THE BIGHT PRESENT ONE OF THE MOST CRITICAL STRESSES TO ITS ENVIRONMENT, 06/1974….