Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Historic Photos / Set # 1

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...

Charlotte Darehshori shields herself from Texas University Tower sniper, Charles Whitman. Darehshori was trying to help wounded students when she came under fire. She hid behind the flag pole for one and half hours until Whitman was killed by police. August 1, 1966.

Australian gunners on a duckboard track in Château Wood 
during the Battle of Passchendaele, October 29, 1917.

"Funeral of Wilford Woodruff, the fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, held in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.", Photo by Charles Roscoe Savage, 1898.

American Navajo Indians from the Southwest United States, members of the 158th U.S. Infantry, are seen on a beach in the Solomon Islands. They are in their traditional dress for a tribal ceremony at Christmas. December, 1943.

Christmas packages for WWII servicemen reported missing or killed in action pile up in a New York City post office. 1943.

New York City 1953.  Photo by Vivian Maier.

The Apollo 1 prime crew members for the first manned Apollo Mission enter their space-craft inside the altitude chamber at the Kennedy Space Center – October 18th, 1966.

Harry Houdini in Handcuffs, 1918.


German and Russian troops dance on the front following the announcement of the WWI ceasefire, 1918.

700-foot-long floating raft of logs makes 1,200-mile trip from Oregon to San Diego, 1914.

New York citizens waiting for a May day parade at Union Square. Photo by Jerome Liebling 1947.

U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain Joseph P. Kennedy stands with his 20 year old son John F. Kennedy in New York City - January 5, 1938.

Japanese Sailors Parading in Vladivostok, Russia as Part of An Allied Force, 1918.

 Kobanê under attack, Syria, October 2014 (Bulent Kilic, AFP)

Adolf Hitler visits the tomb of Napoleon within the rotunda at Les Invalides, Paris France. Hitler had been planning to build a mausoleum for himself that would incorporate a sarcophagus similar to Napoleon's tomb.

Michel and Edmond Navratil who were dubbed the “Titanic orphans”, after their father who was fleeing to America with them after separating from his wife put them in the last lifeboat successfully launched from the Titanic, before going down with the ship, 1912.

United States Marine Raiders on Cape Totkins on Bougainville Soloman Islands, 1943.

Germans use laundry baskets to collect their bulky pay packets during the Weimar Republic, Berlin, 1923.

A man and dogs on a rail cart trip from Shelton to Nome, Alaska – July, 1912.

Two festival goers that found Woodstock too much, lie passed out on their Volkswagen Beetle, 1969.

An aerial view of the concrete filled HMS Intrepid and HMS Iphigenia blocking the entry canal to the the Belgian port of Bruges-Zeebrugge, after they were deliberately sunk by the Royal Navy during the Zeebrugge Raid on April 23, 1918.

 President Lyndon B. Johnson driving his amphibious car, which he used for playing pranks on friends and dignitaries visiting his Texas ranch, April 10, 1965.

A Transit Police K-9 Officer and his German Shepard partner riding a NYC Subway Train - 1970’s.

Foggy night in New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1941 Photo by Jack Delano.

A young girl enjoys a cup of tea courtesy of the advancing Allied armies in a sector of Europe now cleared of Hitler’s troops, 1944.

Girls swinging on a lamppost”, Manchester, England. Photo by Shirley Baker 1965.

A serious President Roosevelt broadcasts to the nation on the war in Europe Sept. 3, 1939.

Additional References ____________________________________

Special thanks to the following additional online collection sources and archives... Tumblr, Pinterest, Shorpy, Life Magazine, Historical Times,  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... 

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