Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Historic Photos / Set # 105

Please Note: The art of photography has the ability to expose brutality and provide evidence of the utter failure of humanity.  Some Images may be disturbing...

Stewardesses of Finnair pose for a promotional photo showing off their new uniforms - 1969.



J. Robert Oppenheimer, Professor of Theoretical Physics - Director of Advanced Studies Princeton University / Father of the Atomic Bomb, Manhattan Project / Portrait Photo - 1945.



 Miner with his dog panning gold, Alaska 1916.



 Chalk Games, New York City, 1950.



Recovering the Apollo 13 Command Module shortly after splashdown, 1970.



During the Cuban Missile Crisis Kennedy Consults Eisenhower - 1962.



“Hi Mom, Guess What!” sign at the first gay pride rally in Philadelphia, in June of 1972.



Officials inspect the damaged reactor core from above, following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the worst nuclear accident in history - 1986.




Female National Park Service Uniform, 1970.



The Fifth Solvay Conference - perhaps the most intelligent picture ever taken of the worlds leading physicists / Brussels, Belgium - 1927.



Execution of a German Communist (Possibly a staged Photo) in Munich - 1919.



A starving Chinese woman, too weak to stand, with blades of grass protruding from her lips in a desperate attempt to find nourishment during the Henan famine occurring within the context of the Second Sino-Japanese War. 2 to 3 million people died of starvation or disease, November 1942.




Kennedy tours Kennedy Space Center, 1962.



Grace Toya with bicycle at the Tule Lake internment camp, 1945.



The Hell of Serra Pelada Mine, a large gold mine near the mouth of the Amazon in Brazil where crews numbering up to 100,000 people dug and moved massive amounts of ore by hand - 



The Night Prohibition Ended / December 5, 1933.



Times Square welcomes Mikhail Gorbachev to New York City, the last leader of the Soviet Union, 1988.



Head on interurban wreck on the South Shore Electric Railroad, Porter, Indiana. 12 died and 25 injured. June 19, 1909.




Little girl by the directional signpost at Bodö Airport, Norway, 1968.



Ruth Taylor, actress of Paramount Pictures, reveals the newly restyled New Mexico state license plate - 1929 / Palace of the Governors Photo Archives.




President John F. Kennedy, his wife, Jackie, and their son John Jr. on his Christening day, Dec. 8, 1960.



The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Saratoga departs after a port call in New York City, 1958.



Film and stage actress Claudette Colbert, 1933.



President Nixon toasts with Premier Zhou Enlai in China - 1972.



U.S. A-20 Havoc of the 89th Squadron, 3rd Attack Group, at the moment it clears a Japanese merchant ship following a successful skip bombing attack. Wewak, New Guinea, March 1944.



After getting hit by an enemy sniper, 21 year old Raymond J. Bowman lies dead on a balcony in Leipzig, Germany on April 18th, 1945. This picture was printed in “Life Magazine” and he became known as the “Last Man to Die”. 



The World Trade Center photographed on a morning in one year before completion, 1972.


Additional References____________________________________ 
Special thanks to the following additional online collection sources and archives... Tumblr, Pinterest, Shorpy, Life Magazine, Historical Times, Reddit,  Histoire-fanatique, Getty Images, Harris & Ewing, The Nifty Fifties, Farm Security Administration, Classicland, History Wars, Historic Photo, Houk Gallery, Mundovigilia, Those Old Times, The Story in Pictures, National Photo Company, Office of War Information, United States Armed Forces, NASA, Detroit Publishing Company... 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Historic Photos / Set # 104

Please Note: The art of photography has the ability to expose brutality and provide evidence of the utter failure of humanity.  Some Images may be disturbing...


Adolph Hitler addresses the Reichstag, mandating a Declaration of War on the United States - 1941.



Seven-year-old oyster shucker at Pass Packing Company, going home following her 13-hour shift, which began at 4 am / Pass Christian, Mississippi, 1911.



Unable to land, American soldiers scale dropped ladders to board a helicopter during the Vietnam War.



Zhou Enlai, then-CCP delegate, future premier of the People’s Republic of China, 1937.



FDNY working to contain the blaze on 7th Avenue, in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, New York, following the mid-air collision of two passenger jets that left all 168 aboard and 6 people on the ground dead - 1960.



Red Army Nurse attending the wounded World War II - 1941.



Aerial view of Sydney and Circular Quay on the day of the official opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March 1932.



A Forgotten Age of Open-air Schools in the Netherlands, 1957.



“Hello Democrats! Welcome to Chicago” police guarding the Democratic National Convention from nearby protesters - 1968.



Yuri Kochiyama kneels over the body of Malcolm X, moments after his assassination.



British 6-inch Naval gun firing over Vimy Ridge, behind Canadian lines at night - Vimy, Pas-de-Calais, France – May, 1917.



A newlywed couple from Druskininkai, Lithuania on their adventurous 10,000 mile honeymoon journey to Shanghai, China.  Photo somewhere in Burma - 1935.



Evening entertainment on the cruiser Kalinin of the Soviet Pacific Fleet, 1955.



 Holy Communion in NYC,  Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt - 1944.



Rural Post Office, Searsburg, Vermont, 1914.



The Haight / Ashbury section of San Francisco, California during the summer of 1967.




Burros loaded with firewood in front of Ferrons Cash Store, Grant Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico - ca. 1900. Photo / Palace of the Governors Archives.



Girls selling shamrocks on a Dublin street - 1916.



Family Portrait of Future Despair / Thomas Rodgers and his sister Nellie in St. John’s, Nfld at the beginning of WWI. By the end, he had died in the trenches and she from the Spanish flu.



“USS Franklin” listing after a Japanese dive bomber attack Off Honshu, Japan March 19, 1945.



President Theodore Roosevelt addresses a crowd of students on the steps of the Old Main at Tempe Normal School (Arizona State University), March 20, 1911.



Fidel Castro and members of the July 26 Movement stand in front of Fulgencio Batista’s palace in Havana, declaring victory for the revolution after news breaks that Batista has fled Cuba - January 1959.



George and Olivia Harrison, Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach, and Paul and Linda McCartney at Ringo and Barbara’s wedding, 1981.



The house that Donald Trump couldn’t buy to make way for a casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey - circa 1991.



Citizens duck for cover as British Soldiers open fire on those taking part in Catholic Civil Rights March, Killing 14. Derry, Northern Ireland - January 1972.



The Offices of the Central Social Institution of Prague. April 26, 1937.



Worker stands on the suspension lines of the unfinished Golden Gate Bridge - 1935.


Additional References____________________________________ 
Special thanks to the following additional online collection sources and archives... Tumblr, Pinterest, Shorpy, Life Magazine, Historical Times, Reddit,  Histoire-fanatique, Getty Images, Harris & Ewing, The Nifty Fifties, Farm Security Administration, Classicland, History Wars, Historic Photo, Houk Gallery, Mundovigilia, Those Old Times, The Story in Pictures, National Photo Company, Office of War Information, United States Armed Forces, NASA, Detroit Publishing Company...