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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Historic Photos / Set # 9

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...

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1917. "Looking up Woodward Avenue." Detroit Publishing Company.

The American Military on the Beaches of Normandy after victory.

August 1936. "People living in miserable poverty. Elm Grove, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

Tank Man - Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China - June 5, 1989. Photo by Arthur Tsang/Reuters

Hollywood, Actress Marilyn Monroe, Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt 1953. (Colorized).

June 4, 1974: “10-Cent Beer Night” at Cleveland Stadium / Intoxicated crowd riots in the 9th inning causing the game to be forfeited.

Mrs. Dorris Fielder embraces the tombstone of her deceased husband, Cecil Fielder, at Denver’s Fort Logan cemetery.  He was an Air Force veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. May 27, 1983 - Photo by Anthony Suau.

Washington, D.C., circa 1929. "Battery Powered Radio Set" Harris & Ewing Collection.

"Great Falls, Montana - Returning from Summer Vacation - June 27, 1964."

Robert Kennedy lies on the floor of the Ambassador Hotel’s kitchen after being shot while his wife, Ethel Kennedy, leans over to comfort him.   Photo by Bill Eppridge - June 5, 1968.

February 1942. "Third grade classroom, Farm Security Administration camp at Weslaco, Texas." Photo by Arthur Rothstein.

"Shell shocked American Marine getting wounds bandaged in muddy jungle during OP Prairie, an American military sweep of the area just south of the DMZ.", Vietnam, Photo by Larry Burrows, 1966.

Actress Goldie Hawn, Annapolis, Maryland - May, 1964 - Photo by Joseph Klipple.

Holiday Christmas Party - Washington, D.C., 1925. "Western Electric Co. Group." Photo by National Photo Company.

South Water Street freight depot of the Illinois Central Railroad, Chicago. May 1, 1943. Photo by Jack Delano.

October 1914. Mobile, Alabama. "Seven-year-old Ferris. A newsie too young to know how to make change for the investigator who purchased a paper. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

August 1941. "One end of the Hull-Rust-Mahoning pit, largest open pit iron mine in the world, near Hibbing, Minnesota. The pit is two and a half miles long, three quarters of a mile wide and about four hundred feet deep." Photo by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

"Graf Zeppelin over U.S. Capitol." The German airship on its visit to Washington in October 1928. National Photo Co. Collection.

Delivery Men at the Ready - Washington, D.C., 1923. "W.B. Moses & Sons, F and 11th Streets" National Photo Company.

Johnny Cash in 1968, near the Arkansas farm where he grew up. Photo by Joel Baldwin for the Look Magazine assignment "The Restless Ballad of Johnny Cash."

December 1936: "Christmas dinner in the home of Earl Pauley near Smithfield, Iowa. Dinner consisted of potatoes, cabbage and pie."  Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

RFK Funeral Train New York to Washington D.C. - Mourners line the tracks to see the train carrying the fallen presidential candidate June 8, 1968 - Photo by Paul Slade.

November 1939. Waco, Texas. "Proprietor of small store in market square." Pop bottles on the cooler: Woosies, Double Line and Double Cola. Photo by Russell Lee / Farm Security Administration.

New York, summer 1938. "Street vendor of shaved ices." Photo by by Jack Allison.

Summer 1938. "Daughter of Virgil Thaxton, farmer, near Mechanicsburg, Ohio." Photo by Ben Shahn.

January 1940. "Long stairway in mill district of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration.

December 1910. Photo of Shorpy Higginbotham, a 'greaser' on the tipple at Bessie Mine, of the Sloss-Sheffield Steel and Iron Co. in Alabama.  Like the countless haunting faces of child laborers captured on film… Who were you, Shorpy Higginbotham, and whatever became of you? Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

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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