Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Friday, November 21, 2014

Historic Photos / Set # 8

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...

Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, New York 1939, Photo By Cornell Capa.

Washington, D.C., 1935. "Streamline streetcar, Capital Transit Co." The last word in modern mass transit. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Screaming on the Cyclone, Coney Island, NY 1955. Photo By Harold Feinstein.

June 6, 1944. "New York, New York. Times Square and vicinity on D-Day." Waiting for News Updates - Photo by Howard Hollem for the Office of War Information.

Mrs. Arthur Mearns mails her weekly letter to her missing husband, an Air Force Major, who has not been heard from for three years. Los Angeles, 1969 - Photo By Vernon Merritt III.

Chicago moviegoers waiting to see "The Philadelphia Story" starring Stewart, Grant and Hepburn. April 1941.

Bottles of Coca Cola buried in the surf to keep them cool. Cape Cod, 1940. Photo By Alfred Eisenstaedt for Life Magazine.

 Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers assembled for inspection, 1957.

High School Sock Hop Dance, Circa - 1950.

Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio, 1953.

 Roller skating, 1930s.

The Hotel Astor, Times Square, New York City, Circa 1916.

Surfing in Malibu, California, 1961. Photo By Allan Grant.

Florida circa 1905. "Surf bathing at Palm Beach." Detroit Publishing Company.

Carhop taking an order during lunch hour. Hollywood, 1954. Photo By Alfred Eisenstaedt for Life Magazine.

Washington, D.C. "Marathon dancers." National Photo Company Collection glass negative, 1923.

David Alzano interrupts his mother in rehearsals as she pauses, lights a cigarette, and listens to his complaint of playmate squabbles at Ringling Bros. Circus. Sarasota,Florida, 1949. Photo By Nina Leen for Life Magazine.

Black dolls manufactured to celebrate the Black is Beautiful movement. Harlem, 1968. Photo By Eve Arnold.

Tennis players taking a cigarette break, Circa 1930's.

Actor Henry Fonda shaving on the movie set of The Grapes of Wrath, 1940.

Along the El. Chicago, Circa 1907. Photo By Hans Behm.

A French armored column passing through Sainte-Mère-Église receives a warm welcome from its inhabitants, during the Normandy operations of June 1944.

An Italian-American soda fountain clerk working behind the counter. New York, 1953. Photo By Ralph Morse.

Muhammad Ali in the locker room before a fight, 1966. Photo By Gordon Parks.

March 1943. "Ash Fork, Arizona (vicinity). Passing an eastbound freight on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad between Winslow and Seligman." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano, Office of War Information.

April 26, 1923. "Opening game." Washington's first game of the season at Griffith Stadium, where President Harding tossed out the ball and the Nats bested Philadelphia 2-1. National Photo Company glass negative.

Wilbur Wright circles the Statue of Liberty in his Model A, Sept 29 1909. Photo Credit: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Archives.

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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