Trawlin’ the archives: group photos

June 15th, 2011


Empire Games rehearsal, c. 1938


Female art students at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden


Children in a ring, Pinnarp, Östergötland, Sweden


Indian Men’s Hockey Team, Empire Games, Sydney, 1938


St. Andrew’s School class, c. 1930s


Class 1A percussion band, c. 1940s


Mexican inaugural party musicians, 1921


Children’s birthday party at the home of Mrs Lucy Jane Moran, Todman Ave, Kensington, Sydney, 1930s


Children’s kindergarten, c. 1930s


School tunnel ball, Sydney University, ca.1930


Girls dancing, c. 1930s


Olga Spessiva, prima ballerina, and the Dandre-Levitoff Company, Sydney, 1934


Baby ballet show, c. 1930s


People in Lysekil park, Sweden


Display at Catholic girl’s school, c. 1930s


Schoolgirl rowing spectators at the Head of the River, c. 1930s


Class at the Denishawn School of Dancing, including Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, Martha Graham, Louise Brooks, Robert Graham


Pupils of Denishawn School posing for publicity photo


The girls at Kråkeneset


Farm, western Norway ca. 1890-1910


A group portrait of 5 cousins


Physical Culture Class from the Poole Collection.


“Slå på ring”, Folkefjellet.


The Høidahl-children ca. 1917


Family portrait, Moster Kvalø

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14 Comments

  1. Jessica says:

    This was so much fun to look through!

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  2. Shinypigeon says:

    These are amazing.
    Is it just me…or do you look for people in old photographs who look like you….just me then? Oh…ok.

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  3. Alex says:

    I love how the schoolgirl rowing spectators all have completely different expressions but they are all equally unimpressed!

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  4. Nadiah says:

    Ah, these are so fantastic. Great finds!

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  5. Melissa Jaine says:

    Fantastic images! I was inherited with old (obviously! :) photos from my Grandmother’s side of the family, and have been thinking of doing a weekly post with them – thanks for helping me make up my mind that it’s a good idea! :)
    mj.
    x

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  6. Trixie says:

    Fun post! My favourite is the kindergarten picture and they’re all covering their eyes from the sun! xx

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  8. Freddi says:

    So fascinating! wow thanx

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  9. bebe says:

    These were amazing! the striped suits were the best.

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  10. magda says:

    wow, I LOVE these photos!

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  11. Hannah says:

    These pictures make me wonder if people were happier without TV, internet and so on. Activities were social and got people outside and excercising. Not to mention you probably had 8 brothers and sister to play with!
    Nice selection :)

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  12. mary jane says:

    what a wonderful collection

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  13. Ali says:

    oh I love all of these! I want to comment on each one but I got overwhelmed by the amount of them! I love that so many are from sydney, too. thanks for sharing these! I need to do some archive diggin’ myself!

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