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On The Ice

Posted by: Jan Grenci

I’d like to share an image that I didn’t use for my latest Flickr album – On the Ice. The photo is from the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection (FSA/OWI) and was retrieved when I searched in the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) using the search term “skating”: At first glance, it …

Another Miracle on 34th Street

Posted by: Jan Grenci

My latest Flickr album features a building that was once the tallest in the world, the Empire State Building. I particularly enjoy this photo, taken in 1933 by Theodor Horydczak. It shows the skyscraper on July 4th, from Fifth Avenue and East 41st Street: Ever wonder what was at the site of the Empire State …

Swanning About in a Boat

Posted by: Jan Grenci

At the 1898 Trans-Mississippi & International Exposition held in Omaha, Nebraska, visitors could take a ride on a lagoon on a swan boat. I included a stereograph showing the swan boat in my latest Flickr album Stereographs of Fairs and Expositions: I’ve found more swan boats from other places and times in the varied holdings …

Not Enough Cats

Posted by: Jan Grenci

There is no question that Toni Frissell loved dogs. She often photographed her own dogs and also took photos of canines she met on her many photographic assignments. One of her dogs, an Italian greyhound named Bambi, is featured in this color test photo that is included in my latest Flickr album – Toni Frissell …

Seeing Double

Posted by: Jan Grenci

My latest Flickr album puts forth a small group of multiple exposure photographs from the Farm Security Administration (FSA) Collection. To create a double or multiple exposure, a photographer using an analog camera shoots an initial exposure and then, either on purpose or by accident, continues shooting further exposures on the same frame or sheet …

When the Bench Breaks

Posted by: Jan Grenci

It’s the time of year to enjoy eating in the great outdoors! Last week, a Flickr album of images of picnics launched. I included a photo very similar to this one in the album: The photos were taken in August of 1940 by Marion Post Wolcott when she was working for the Farm Security Administration …

1. Toni Frissell poses for a photographic portrait with ski poles in front of a snowy mountain.

Here Comes the Sun

Posted by: Jan Grenci

My latest Flickr album – Toni Frissell – The Great Outdoors – showcases the photographer’s work in and with nature. Let’s focus on a few images that feature the sun or spotlight its effects. This photo from 1960 shows the sun rising over a mist-covered racetrack in Saratoga Springs, New York: The sunlight dapples the …

Of Postcards and Postage

Posted by: Jan Grenci

I love postcards. I send them, collect them, and even make them. In my latest Flickr album, You’ve Got Mail, I included a 1939 photo of what was described as the “largest postcard ever sent through the mail.” A regular postcard cost one cent to mail in that year. I spot an interesting error in …