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...
American troops advance on St. Vith, Belgium in the Ardennes, January 1945, Battle of the Bulge.
Norway celebrates the first bananas ever arriving into the country, 1905.
The average age of an RAF pilot in 1940 was 20. The strain they were under is clearly written on the face of Squadron Leader Brian “Sandy” Lane pictured here aged 23, He was killed in combat 2 years later.
Flag flown at NAACP office, Harlem, New York, 1938.
Hank Williams with band performing on WSM radio’s “Grand Ole Opry.” Nashville, Tennessee, 1951.
A night view of burning Toyama, Japan on August 1, 1945, after 173 American B-29 bombers dropped incendiary bombs on the city. Formerly a big producer of aluminum, the city was 95.6% demolished according to military estimates.
"South Avenue -- Rochester, New York." Detroit Publishing Company, Circa 1906.
An observer in the tail tip of the English airship R33 in Selby, England, 1919 -
Students from a women’s business school perform military drills under the supervision of a Chinese officer in Taipei City, Taiwan - April, 1972.
February 1956. "Domestic worker fixing girl's hair." From Photos by Bern Keating for the Look Magazine article "The South vs. the Supreme Court: What Is a Southerner?" Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Collection.
Man on Motorbike jumps his comrades during the interwar years.
Aerial view of Woodstock Music Festival in New York State, 1969.
Detroit circa 1901. "Excursion steamers Tashmoo and Idlewild at the wharf." Detroit Publishing.
"House at 604 H Street N.W., at which the plot to assassinate Lincoln was hatched." The building is currently a Chinese Restaurant called Wok and Roll. National Photo Company, Circa 1925.
Street Gang on corner Springfield, Massachusetts – Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine, 1916.
American M24 Tank Destroyer in Italy, Colorized Photo - 1944.
Fall 1940. "New Bedford, Massachusetts. Foggy night." - Photo / Jack Delano.
May 1943. "Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore. 'Liberty ship' cargo transports." Photo by Arthur Siegel, Office of War Information.
May 1915. "Nine-year-old newsie and his 7-year-old brother 'Red, Los Angeles newsboys." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.
"Christ's College 1st XV rugby team." Steffano Webb studio in Christchurch, New Zealand, 1911.
"Edgar Allan Poe's mother's house. Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia." Large-format negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston, Circa 1930.
Approaching the shores of Normandy, 1944.
Early Play Pen, Photo by William Williams, National Library of New Zealand, circa 1890's.
Crittenden County, Arkansas. Cotton workers on the road, carrying all they possess in the world." Photo by Carl Mydans, Resettlement Administration. May 1936.
Green Bay, Wisconsin. "Packers coach Vince Lombardi at lunch counter." Sneezer's No. 2 - Photo by Frank Bauman, 1960.
Negro going in colored entrance of movie house on Saturday afternoon, Belzoni, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi 1939. Library of Congress.
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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