History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

15 August, 2012

On Golden Sand

Finally! I'm settled and Interneted once more, in a shiny new city ready to start a masters--in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management, no less! 

But, more importantly, time for some photographs! How about starting with another visit to the beach?

From various archives-- see source links.

State Library and Archives of Florida

Kids playing on the beach, Sarasota, Florida, 1953. Source

National Library of New Zealand

People doing their best with a silver of beach, Oriental Bay, Wellington, NZ, c. 1930s. Source

State Library and Archives of Florida

A woman on Palm Beach, Florida, 1896. Source

State Library and Archives of Florida

African-American children on the beach with a dog, Apalachicola, Florida, c. 1895. Source

Nantucket Historical Association

A family at Jetties Beach, Nantucket, Kentucky, 1906. Source

LIFE archives © Time Inc.

A group of children-- Charles Dickens' grandchildren, incidentally-- on the beach with nets. The date given is 1949 but I'm going with no, that's not the date of the photo (perhaps it's the year the story ran, instead?). Source

Ralph Crane, LIFE © Time Inc.

A couple cuddling in a hole on the beach, Santa Monica, 1950. Source

Allan Grant, LIFE © Time Inc.

Actor Russ Tamblyn (Riff in West Side Story) doing a random flip on the beach, California, 1955. Source

Loomis Dean, LIFE © Time Inc.

"Beach Bums", 1950. Source

State Library of Queensland

A beach tug of war in Southport, Queensland, 1917. Source

Swedish National Heritage Board

People on the beach in Scheveningen, the Netherlands, c. 1872. Source

University of Washington Libraries

A car driving past a shipwreck on a beach, Washington (State), 1923. Source

Library of Congress

A photochrom of the beach in Ostend, Belgium, c. 1890s. Source

Lisa Larsen, LIFE © Time Inc.

Girls playing on Atlantic Beach, Florida, 1954. Source

Allan Grant, LIFE © Time Inc.

A good old-fashioned watermelon beach party, San Diego, 1948. Source

Alfred Eisenstaedt, LIFE © Time Inc.

Publicity man Russell Birdwell in his own publicity shot, California, c. 1938. Source

More seaside fun:


Ana said...

You're back! Wheeeee!

Wayside Artist said...

Missed you! So glad you're back. Best wishes with the MA program.


Anonymous said...

Very nice collection of beach photos!I enjoyed them.

Anna said...

Awww, thanks so much!! :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Search This Blog