Posts Tagged ‘1940s’

Massey Harris ‘44, 1940s.

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009


A farmer, dressed for cold weather, standing next to a Massey-Harris ‘44. This photo appears to be the partner to this photo – the camera was traded, giving us a rare look at the photographer of most of these photos.

Done Opening Gifts, 1940s.

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

Several children, expressing great excitement at finishing their gift-opening on Christmas morning, 1940s.

Froggy The Gremlin’s Christmas, 1940s.

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Two toddlers near the Christmas tree. Those bug-eyes and wide-open mouth on the floor, near the boy in the walker? That is Froggy the Gremlin,a children’s program character during the days of radio on NBC, and briefly moving to television in the 50s. The toy was produced by Rempel starting in 1948, which dates this photo to the late 1940s.

Untitled Halsman, 1947.

Thursday, December 4th, 2008


This photo appeared in The Photographer’s Workshop in 1951, but the caption explains it was taken 4 years earlier when the young lady, a professional ballerina, was just 17 years old. The model is “Ricky” Soma, better known as Enrica Soma. In the gap between when the photo was taken and when it appeared in this magazine, the young ballerina had graced the cover of Life (also by Halsman, and probably taken the same time as the one above), married and separated from filmmaker John Houston, and, around the time this magazine was hitting newsstands, Soma was giving birth to actress Angelica Houston. Photo by Philippe Halsman.

Farmall F-20 Threshing, 1942.

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Caption reads, “Threshing at our old home place. November 1942. That’s Lawrence on the load.” The thresher is stopped and not visible, behind the wagons. More detail tomorrow morning in another photo. The tractor pictured is a mid-1930s-era Farmall F-20 tractor.

Two Men At Bridge, 1940s.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Two men standing at bridge. 1940s.

Three Men On A Roof

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Three men performing repairs on a roof. Appears 1940s.

Brothers and Sisters, 1940s

Monday, August 4th, 2008

This photo appears to be a ‘family reunion’ style photo of four brothers and their sister; the men on the left appear more amused than those on the right. Photo, 1940s.

Red Crown Pump Shield, 1940s

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

Young girl standing on a repurposed “Red Crown Gasoline” sign. The sign is being used as a shield to prevent the ground around the pump from becoming too wet or compressed. Dated by lab “Oct 23 1945″.

Tricycle Conflict, 1946

Friday, July 25th, 2008

A young boy and girl go head-to-head over a tricycle. Dated by photolab August 1946.