I don't have any insidious intentions - I promise. I just want to get some if these gems printed up as postcards to send them to postcrossers. Anyways, I'm still doing reaserach about whether or not I can/should do this.
Nevertheless, I can still appreciate how rad these pics are. These are from the National Library of Australia Flicker Commons Photostream.
|Ladies cricket team about 1910, area near Weetangera Lane on Peter Shumack's property 'Fernhill'|
|Young Australian male athlete flexing his muscles, ca. 1899|
|H.M. Queen Elizabeth at a garden party held in her honour at Home Island in the Cocos Islands, April 1954|
|Unidentified group of people proposing a toast after Christmas lunch: scenes of Army life in Australia during World War II|
|Surf sirens, Manly beach, New South Wales, 1938-46|
This next one even has a little story along with it:
Even the defendent (left) laughed when his solicitor, Drouin lawyer Basil Telford joked to witness at the Local Court.... Three here are Drouin's Shire secetary (Thomas Ryan), secretary of the town Water Trust (William J. Young), and the school teacher, (Frank Davis). The local policeman (helmet on table) prosecutes.
|Justices of the Peace, Thomas Ryan, William Young and Frank Davis sit on the bench at the Drouin Courthouse,Victoria 1916-|
|Mothers and babies at the Drouin Infant Welfare Centre, Victoria 1916-|
A wartime skeleton staff of two produces the Drouin "Independent" (once weekly); circulation 1,000. It prints social doings ... Apprentice Ken McPhan (16) who is an Air Training Corps cadet, helps owner-manager-editor-reporter ... William Pettit (59) who has run country newspapers all his life
|William Pettit and Ken McPhan of the Gippsland Independent and Express newspaper, Victoria|
And this one, apart from the rad camera angle:
Rev. William McSpedden, Vicar of Christ Church (Church of England), Drouin is a fighting parson. He held two bantamweight Victorian boxing titles in his youth; went into the ring at 124 pounds. Other sports were distance running and baseball. He captained a country baseball team, catching and batting a .3 average. Rev McSpedden still teaches promising youngsters the fistic art; is married and has a son aged two. He sings baritone solos and recites at local concerts.
|Portrait of Rev. William McSpedden, vicar of Christ Church, Drouin, Victoria|
|Sydney Harbour Bridge at sunset, 19 March 1932|
Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932
|Group of Aboriginals at Chowilla Station on the lower Murray River, South Australia|
Bayliss, Charles, 1850-1897
|The icy face of a member of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition team, 1911-1914|
|Parliament House, Canberra, [1930s, 3]|
|Unidentified baby lying in a hollowed out pumpkin : part of a mixed selection of lantern slides and negatives from John Flynn's teaching days in Gippsland, and early AIM [Australian Inland Mission]|
Aren't they fantastic? I hope I can capture some photos half as interesting and meaningful one day. They don't even look real, some of them just seemed staged.