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...
"Washington Tidal Basin Beauty Contest — August 5, 1922." Seventeen year old Misses Eva Fridell and runner-up, Anna Niebel. National Photo Company glass negative.
Big Ben clock tower as seen through the tangles of barbed wire during World War II.
John Wayne "The Duke" in a bunny suit as a guest on Rowan and Martin’s variety television show, Laugh In –1972.
Young boy tends a freshly stocked fruit and vegetable market – 1915.
Jaws - 18 Foot Shark caught off Port Chalmers, California – Circa 1900.
George Davey (Prisoner # 4100) was sentenced to one month’s hard labour in Wandsworth Prison in the United Kingdom in 1872 for stealing two rabbits. He was ten years old.
The Wizard of Oz / Film Promotional Photo ~ Dorothy and Toto, 1939.
May 6, 1937: German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg catches fire while attempting to dock at the Lakehurst Naval Station in New Jersey. 35 of the 97 passengers were killed along with one ground crewman. Photo: Arthur Cofod/Time & Life Pictures.
Daguerreotype portrait of Dolley Madison by Mathew Brady, 1848. She was the earliest former First Lady of the United States to be photographed.
Slums of Washington, D.C. With the Capitol Building in the background, 1940.
Just Married on the Las Vegas Strip circa 1956.
Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, shaves during a camping trip in Polandon, Poland, in this July 25, 1959 file photo when he was a parish priest.
A family heads down Park Avenue in NYC via sled dog during the winter of 1947.
"Eskimo group", by William Dinwiddie, Port Clarence, Alaska, 1894.
A portrait of a young Lucille Ball around 1930.
"Policeman directing traffic at Ninth and G Streets N.W., Washington, D.C."National Photo Company Collection glass negative, 1922.
Crew members of the Apollo 1 rehearsing their water landing, in 1966.
Castro with a bear cub that was given to him by Siberian geologists when visiting the USSR in 1967.
Priscilla Beaulieu Presley photo shoot at Blue Light Studios, May 10, 1965.
Prohibition beer raid in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1931.
A "couple" of elephants wearing hats for Easter Sunday, circa 1937.
Tired of shoveling snow, Sargent Robert. G. Evraets uses a flame thrower to clear a path through the frozen Governors Island, 1947.
In Memphis State University twenty-six Sigma Kappa ladies half-heartedly attempt to cram into a telephone booth, in 1959.
A police officer on a Harley motorcycle with a “mobile booking cage” Circa 1925.
After most of the Allied Fleet was destroyed by the Japanese at the Battle of the Java Sea in February 1942, the crew of the HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen covered the ship with green foliage, which enabled it to escape from the area safely.
US Government photo mockups of how Hitler could have disguised himself during the war, Circa 1941.
Barrels of alcohol erected into a pyramid to be burned during Prohibition (1924)
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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