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

06 August, 2013

Picnicking in the Past

Hello and thank you to all my wonderful followers! I apologize for the prolonged absence-- I've been interning at an amazing photo collection, and much as I love photographs, I have to say that after 40 hours a week spent working with them, I need a break! I've just finished, though, and I have this month off before starting my second year of my master's (in photo history and preservation, of course!), so let's take advantage of it!

How about a nice, summery post to start? Picnics of the past!

LIFE archives © Time Inc.

A carside picnic, ca. 1930. Source

Swedish National Heritage Board

Picknicking in Lyskeil, Sweden, ca. 1890. Source

State Library of Queensland

A hunting party has a picnic, Queensland, Australia. Source

Australian National Maritime Museum

A pose for the camera at a picnic in Australia, ca. 1910. Source

Peter Stackpole, LIFE © Time Inc.

Rita Hayworth picnicking with her friends in Hollywood Hills, CA, 1940. Source

National Library of Wales

A picnic at Oystermouth Castle, Wales, 1850s. Source

State Library of Queensland

A picnic in the Queensland bush, ca. 1908. Source

Leonard McCombe, LIFE © Time Inc. 

A posed picnic, 1950s. Source

State Records of New South Wales

Picnic on a river bank, Australia, ca. 1895- ca. 1910. Source

University of Washington Libraries

Picnic on a driftwood covered beach below Magnolia Bluff, Seattle, Washington, ca. 1915. Source

LIFE archives © Time Inc.

A picnic by the shore, undated. Source

Fylkesarkivet i Sogn og Fjordane

Picnic at a mountain farm in Askvoll, Norway, ca. 1910. Source

Thomas D. McAvoy, LIFE © Time Inc.

Sailors and girls at a picnic table, Washington DC, 1944. Source

National Library of Wales

Kids having a picnic in a farmyard, Wales, 1954. Source

Nat Farbman, LIFE © Time Inc.

A female French corporal, a French sailor, and a British soldier picnicking on the grounds of the Chateau de Fougeres, headquarters of the North Atlantic Alliance, 1949. Source

Missouri State Archives

A Fourth of July picnic, Arkansas, ca. 1904. Source

Fylkesarkivet i Sogn og Fjordane

Picnic at a mountain farm, Norway, ca. 1910.  Source

LIFE archives © Time Inc.

Car picnic, ca. 1930. Source

Allan Grant, LIFE © Time Inc.

Actor William Holden and his wife Brenda picnicking in the Canadian Rockies, 1949. Source

Fylkesarkivet i Sogn og Fjordane

Picnic at a mountain farm, Stongfjorden, Norway, ca. 1910. Source

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Search This Blog