Florence (Flo) Sallows Saunders, the daughter of the photographer, stands under a snow-covered cedar gateway into a garden with snowshoes. She wears a wide-brimmed fur hat, light woolen sweater with dark trim down front and on cuffs along with black gloves. In the photograph below, Flo is captured on a snow-covered balcony with snowshoes hanging on her back. The photographs were […]
Posts tagged 20th Century
Punt guns were originally designed in the 19th century to kill as many waterfowls in one shot as possible. In the early 1800s, mass hunting of waterfowl was largely an accepted practice in order to supply commercial markets with meat. Waterfowl were also used for fashion. By the mid-1800s there was a high demand for […]
Three pickers going home from work on September 13, 1911. Anne, 7 years old, and brother Vincent said 11. Vincent picked last summer. Inez, sister said 6 years old, “and picked last summer wid me mudder.” Smallest one not quite large enough to get work. Their father works in Parker Mills, Massachusetts.
D-Day in Pictures: Part I D-Day in Pictures: Part II D-Day in Pictures: Part III D-Day in Pictures: Part IV “After enduring all the ordeals and training in England, we felt like we were completely ready for anything, and we were very ready to fight the Germans, and we looked forward to the day that […]
Letter carriers pose for photographs with children in their mailbag. In 1913, the United States Postal Service instituted domestic parcel service. This meant that packages could now be sent across the country. A few families saw this as an opportunity to send some of their more ‘delicate’ items through the mail – their children. With stamps on their […]