Shorpy September 10, 2016

September 1, 1900. "Chicago River elevators at Chicago, Illinois." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

September 1, 1900. “Chicago River elevators at Chicago, Illinois.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

 

March 1936. "One-room house on Coalins Forest and Game Reservation between the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers in Kentucky." Medium format nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration.

March 1936. “One-room house on Coalins Forest and Game Reservation between the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers in Kentucky.” Medium format nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration.

Images Eadweard Muybridge Cutting Edge Photography September 9, 2016

When a horse trots, do all four of its hooves ever leave the ground at once? At one time, we not only had no answer to that question, we had no way of finding out. But in 1872, when the matter piqued the curiosity of Leland Stanford, tycoon, former governor of California, co-founder of Stanford University, and race-horse owner, it did so at just the right time. Having made a bet on the answer, Stanford called on an English photographer named Eadweard Muybridge, known for his work in such then-cutting-edge subfields as time-lapse and stereography, and tasked him with figuring it out. Using a series of cameras activated by trip wires as the horse trotted past, Muybridge proved that all four of its hooves do indeed leave the ground, winning Stanford the wager.

When a horse trots, do all four of its hooves ever leave the ground at once? At one time, we not only had no answer to that question, we had no way of finding out. But in 1872, when the matter piqued the curiosity of Leland Stanford, tycoon, former governor of California, co-founder of Stanford University, and race-horse owner, it did so at just the right time. Having made a bet on the answer, Stanford called on an English photographer named Eadweard Muybridge, known for his work in such then-cutting-edge subfields as time-lapse and stereography, and tasked him with figuring it out. Using a series of cameras activated by trip wires as the horse trotted past, Muybridge proved that all four of its hooves do indeed leave the ground, winning Stanford the wager.

Eadweard Muybridge’s Motion Photography Experiments from the 1870s Presented in 93 Animated Gifs

 

Eadweard Muybridge (/ˌɛdwərd ˈmbrɪ/; 9 April 1830 – 8 May 1904, born Edward James Muggeridge) was an English photographer important for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion, and early work in motion-picture projection. He adopted the name Eadweard Muybridge, believing it to be the original Anglo-Saxon form of his name.[1]

 

Eadweard Muybridge

 

Shorpy September 9, 2016

Circa 1910. "The levee at Baton Rouge -- sternwheeler Paul Tulane." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Circa 1910. “The levee at Baton Rouge — sternwheeler Paul Tulane.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

 

San Francisco, 1927. "Oldsmobile roadster at Golden Gate Park." Latest listing in the Shorpy Catalogue of Jaunty Jalopies. 5x7 glass negative.

San Francisco, 1927. “Oldsmobile roadster at Golden Gate Park.” Latest listing in the Shorpy Catalogue of Jaunty Jalopies. 5×7 glass negative.

 

June 1936. "Derrick, characteristic sight in Louisiana cane field. Used to transfer cane from wagons to trucks for transportation to sugar mills." Medium format negative by Carl Mydans for the Farm Security Administration.

June 1936. “Derrick, characteristic sight in Louisiana cane field. Used to transfer cane from wagons to trucks for transportation to sugar mills.” Medium format negative by Carl Mydans for the Farm Security Administration.

 

May 1943. "Buffalo, New York. Peter Grimm, age 10 (last seen here), delivers for Loblaw's grocery store with his wagon. This was a rainy day with few customers. Sometimes Peter makes as much as $3 on a Saturday. He pays for all his school supplies and much of his clothing. His mother, a 26-year-old widow, is a crane operator at Pratt & Letchworth." Medium format negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information.

May 1943. “Buffalo, New York. Peter Grimm, age 10 (last seen here), delivers for Loblaw’s grocery store with his wagon. This was a rainy day with few customers. Sometimes Peter makes as much as $3 on a Saturday. He pays for all his school supplies and much of his clothing. His mother, a 26-year-old widow, is a crane operator at Pratt & Letchworth.” Medium format negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information.

Shorpy September 7, 2016

Circa 1904. "Depot at Braidwood, Illinois." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Circa 1904. “Depot at Braidwood, Illinois.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

September 26, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Virginia Avenue playgrounds." Equipped with a skate pit. National Photo Company glass negative.

September 26, 1922. Washington, D.C. “Virginia Avenue playgrounds.” Equipped with a skate pit. National Photo Company glass negative.

January 1937. "Children of migrant citrus worker who lives in a rundown apartment house. The sink at the head of the stairs is the only running water in the house. Winter Haven, Florida." Photo by Arthur Rothstein

January 1937. “Children of migrant citrus worker who lives in a rundown apartment house. The sink at the head of the stairs is the only running water in the house. Winter Haven, Florida.” Photo by Arthur Rothstein

 

December 1942. "Proviso departure yard of the Chicago & North Western R.R. at twilight." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

December 1942. “Proviso departure yard of the Chicago & North Western R.R. at twilight.” 4×5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

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Brian LeRoy‎Alaskan Photography 19 hrs near Healy, AK · This is my favorite shot from shooting the Aurora Borealis last week and this past weekend . Denali National Park

Brian LeRoy‎Alaskan Photography
19 hrs near Healy, AK ·
This is my favorite shot from shooting the Aurora Borealis last week and this past weekend . Denali National Park

Scott Slone Yesterday near Anchorage, AK · Peaceful morning float through untouched wilderness.

Scott Slone
Yesterday near Anchorage, AK ·
Peaceful morning float through untouched wilderness.

 

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Vegetarian Hunter

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 MSGT Shayne Meder USAF (Ret) http://www.flygirlpainters.com/ Giving back and more…Meet MSGT Shayne Meder USAF (Ret) http://photorecon.net/giving-back-and-moremeet-msgt-shayne-meder-usaf-ret/


MSGT Shayne Meder USAF (Ret) http://www.flygirlpainters.com/
Giving back and more…Meet MSGT Shayne Meder USAF (Ret)
http://photorecon.net/giving-back-and-moremeet-msgt-shayne-meder-usaf-ret/

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November 1938. Shafter, California. "During the cotton strike, the father, a striking picker, has left his wife and child in the car while he applies to the Farm Security Administration for an emergency food grant." Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

November 1938. Shafter, California. “During the cotton strike, the father, a striking picker, has left his wife and child in the car while he applies to the Farm Security Administration for an emergency food grant.” Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

Pratt Brothers September 5, 2016

The Pratt brothers (Boris Karloff is on the far right)

The Pratt brothers (Boris Karloff is on the far right)

Pratt Brothers  great-aunt Anna Leonowens (of Anna and the King of Siam fame)

Pratt Brothers great-aunt Anna Leonowens (of Anna and the King of Siam fame)

 

William Pratt was born on 23 November 1887[3] at 36 Forest Hill Road, Camberwell, London, England.[4] Pratt himself stated that he was born in Dulwich, which is nearby in London.[5] His parents were Edward John Pratt, Jr. and Eliza Sarah Millard. His maternal grandparents were James Millard and Eliza Julia Edwards, a sister of Anna Leonowens (whose tales about life in the royal court of Siam (now Thailand) were the basis of the musical The King and I). The two sisters may have had some Anglo-Indian ancestry.[6]

Pratt spent his childhood years in Enfield, in the County of Middlesex. He was the youngest of nine children, and following his mother’s death was brought up by his elder siblings. He received his early education at Enfield Grammar School, and later at the private schools of Uppingham School and Merchant Taylors’ School. After this he attended King’s College London where he took studies aimed at a career with the British Government’s Consular Service. However, in 1909 he left university without graduating and drifted, departing England for Canada, where he worked as a farm labourer and did various odd itinerant jobs until happening into acting.[7] His brother, Sir John Thomas Pratt, became a distinguished British diplomat.[8]

He was bow-legged, had a lisp, and stuttered as a young boy.[9] He conquered his stutter, but not his lisp, which was noticeable all through his following career.

William Henry Pratt (23 November 1887 – 2 February 1969), better known by his stage name Boris Karloff

Earl Granville September 5, 2016

Earl Granville   This is a gem we found on the #AtlanticCity boardwalk, remembering our #KoreanWarVeterans. Modern day wounded vets....we are very glorified and respected in todays society, and I'm grateful for that...Here's to our past warriors who may not have had that privilege. May you never be forgotten. ??#KoreanWarMemorial

Earl Granville
This is a gem we found on the #AtlanticCity boardwalk, remembering our #KoreanWarVeterans.
Modern day wounded vets….we are very glorified and respected in todays society, and I’m grateful for that…Here’s to our past warriors who may not have had that privilege. May you never be forgotten. ??#KoreanWarMemorial