Recent Uploads to the Commons – Autumn 2009, round 2

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in Recent Uploads
New this autumn (spring in the south of the world) from the National Maritime Museum: Many images of individual ships, and some as well of Naval College staff and of buildings in the area of London ports, with a scattering of other related photographs — all of it being aspects of the life of the Port of London and the River Thames.
Men gathered around a beacon in thick smog (1920s)
From the State Library of New South Wales, there are new Sam Hood photographs from places to eat and drink, of more Art Deco architecture and design, and of shops on all scales. There’s also plenty of beach life — a tease to us northerners whose winter is beginning!
Hotel Wellington bar, c. 1930s, by Sam Hood
The National Library of New Zealand’s recent uploads have celebrated Auckland at night in photographs by William Archer Price, have taken us to Antarctica with Herbert George Ponting , and have looked at the architecture of Wellington.
Herbert George Ponting and telephoto apparatus, Antarctica, January 1912
From the New York Public Library comes a generous celebration of baseball in New York and Philadelphia, a collection of colorful Hallowe’en postcards, and a set of historical images of people playing musical instruments .
[Banjo players.]
The State Library of Queensland marked the Australian-born Movember with a remarkable set of Moustaches — and marked the month as well with a set of often deeply moving photographs from the First World War, one of which marked Armistice Day on this blog.
W. Elliot (undated)
The Australian War Memorial marked Armistice Day with a welcome home kiss of many years ago.
A welcome home kiss, 1919
And Nationaal Archief is, as so often, entertaining as well as historically interesting, with an upload of autumn and winter fashion, just in time for the season (some years ago!). Aviation buffs will enjoy the set of “90 Years of Civil Aviation“.
Dutch fashion designer Frans Molenaar showing one of his designs

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