This collection of photographs were taken in the years between 1927 and 1937 by Jane C. Stanley and her husband while on a trips that took them to many exotic locations. Most of the photographs had negatives to match and were in the original developers envelope. In some cases they had been removed and replaced in the wrong packet. I was able to fix much of this but I have not been to many of these locations and although the internet does help immeasurably these photos were taken prior to WWII and much has changed. If you see something that you recognize and it is in the wrong spot let me know and I will fix it. Mrs. Stanley was a watercolor artist but I that was not her only talent. Some of these images are fantastic. If you like black and white photography you will love these.



Jane C. Stanley Born as Jane Caroline Mahon in Detroit, Michigan on July 21, 1863. Married Louis Crandall Stanley, who was at one time president of the Detroit Archaeological Society and died October 31, 1940 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, after a brief illness. She had been living at the home of her son, George Stanley, a member of the Geology Department at the University of Michigan. Her daughter, Alice Stanley Acheson, was also a painter and the illustrator of New Roads in Old Virginia, and her father-in-law, John Mix Stanley, was a painter of Indians and western landscapes.

Stanley studied with Charles Sanderson, Louis K. Harlow, H. H. Hallett, and S. P. R. Triscott, and in London with Leonard Richmond. She was a charter member of the Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors and was active in several other artists’ societies. Most of her paintings depict scenes observed during her world travels. She continued to seek out new inspiration for her work even as she grew older, traveling to Mexico and Central America three years before her death.

In a brief announcement (11-6-27) of her return after a year spent in northern Italy and the exhibition of her paintings at the Bonstelle Playhouse Gallery, the Detroit Free Press wrote, “Her sketches of Venice depart from the too-familiar beauties known to the genus ‘tripper,’ and find the flavor of native life in the city.”

Mrs. Walter Parker bequeathed thirty of Stanley's watercolors to the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, in 1954. The Detroit Art Institute also owns works by Stanley, as does the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the National Museum for Women in the Arts.

Memberships: Detroit Society of Women Painters; American Water Color Society; Washington Water Color Club; National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors; American Federation of Arts; Ann Arbor Art Association


 Albena Cortina Photos

Algiers Gibralter Monoco

Alleghe Italy Falzargo Pass

Bolzan Sterzing Klausen Italy

Burgstall Italy

Chioggia Veneto Venice

Cortina Italy

Cristallo Mt Veneto Northern Italy


Guadalupe Xochimilco


Guatemala Chichicastenango Market

Guatemala Godinez Ubico

Guatemala June 5 1937

Guatemala Lake Atitlan

Guatemala Polochic River

Guatemala San Antonio Palopo

Guatemala Stela C and Turtle Alter

Italian Alps Mt. Cadini


La Turbie France

Lake Misurina Belluno Italy

Lasina Italy

Malcesine Italy

Naples Capri