Cold weather and I do not get along; I infinitely prefer the warm sun with a refreshing breeze. With the holidays behind and the remainder of winter ahead, I decided to search the term “sunshine” in the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog to give me hope of warmer weather to come. The photograph below of Miami, Florida in 1921 was just the type of image I hoped to find, transporting me to a tropical paradise.
The search for “sunshine” also brought some surprising results. I enjoyed the photographs below of the “Sunshine Girls”. Also known as Tiller girls, the women of this precision dance troupe are in what I consider the enviable position of soaking in the sun’s rays.
Another photograph that caught my attention in the search results was the photograph below from the Farm Security/Office of War Information collection. I identified with this woman eating lunch outside in the sunshine is one of my favorite things to do during the warmer months.
Despite my longing for balmier weather, I do admit there are activities that can be enjoyed in the bright winter sunshine. Whether it be skiing, sledding, or playing baseball, I hope we can all enjoy the rare moments of sunshine in the winter months to come.
- View all the results from my search for “sunshine” in the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog.
- Discover more about the color photographs from the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information collection.
- Beat the winter blues by enjoying these photographs of palm trees from the Carol M. Highsmith Archive!