I’m currently in the process of moving from Stuttgart to Pennsylvania. I hope to be back with you soon.
Margaret Bryans standing on the verandah of a wooden house, Ballarat, Victoria, ca. 1935, via The Biggest Family Album in Australia, Museums Victoria Collections (under CC license).
“Filena Jueleen’s Home, Lebanon, Oregon,” 1923, via Gerald W. Williams Collection, OSU (Oregon State University) Special Collections & Archives Commons on flickr.
“Family members gathered on a porch, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario,” ca. 1900, by Frank W. Micklethwaite, via Library and Archives Canada (under CC license).
An artist in pastels working on a sidewalk along the Thames River, London, June 1924, by Roger Dumas, via Archives of the Planet Collection – Albert Kahn Museum /Départment of Hauts-de-Seine.
This autochrome is one of about seventy-two thousand that were commissioned and then archived by Albert Kahn, a wealthy French banker and pacifist, between 1909 and 1931. Kahn sent thirteen photographers and filmmakers to fifty countries “to fix, once and for all, aspects, practices, and modes of human activity whose fatal disappearance is no longer ‘a matter of time.'”* The resulting collection is called Archives de la Planète and now resides in its own museum at Kahn’s old suburban estate at Boulogne-Billancourt, just west of Paris. Since June 2016, the archive has also been available for viewing online here.
*words of Albert Kahn, 1912. Also, the above photo (A 43 279 XS) is © Collection Archives de la Planète – Musée Albert-Kahn and used under its terms, here.
“Nellie Wright at home” with friends and a sandwich, Mountain Park, Alberta, ca. 1935, by Charles Lee, via Provincial Archives of Alberta Commons on flickr.
From about 1912 until 1950, Mountain Park was a coal mining town, producing steam coal for the railroads. Today it is a ghost town.