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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Historic Photos / Set # 12

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...

Fidel Castro up to bat, plays baseball in Havana, 1959.

 With the bombed out ruins of the city as a backdrop, a woman performs a "High-Wire Circus Act" at Heumarkt, Cologne 1946.

An artist working on a model city of Manhattan for the 1939 New York World’s Fair. 

Slaves in chains on the Island of Zanzibar, undated – Photographer Unknown.

Cycling down the Eiffel Tower, 1923.

Soldiers kissing their sweethearts goodbye as troops leave for Egypt from Feltham Station, London, September 1935.

 Aftermath of the B-25 crash into the Empire State Building - July 29, 1945.

1st Episode of ESPN’s Sports Center, 1979.

Children who were injured by the Zeppelin air raids on London during World War 1, receive treatment in hospital, 1915.

An Royal Air Force pilot getting a haircut during a break between missions, Britain, 1942.

The Chicago Cubs unveil their new mascot; 1908.

View from an American A-20 Havoc aircraft during a bomber run against a Japanese airfield, 1943~1945.

Construction of George Washington’s nose on Mount Rushmore in 1935.

Young German boy walks beside corpses of hundreds of prisoners from Bergen Belsen, April 20 1945.

"Fire fighter rescuing child" circa 1960.

A welder works on cowls for liberty ships in California, 1942.

Apollo 17 waiting to be picked up by the carrier Ticonderoga after returning from the moon, December 19, 1972. This was the last Apollo mission to the moon.

"Boxing match in progress on the deck of New Zealand troopship Dominion Monarch, carrying 2nd Echelon 4th Reinforcements to the United Kingdom." 1940.

Willow Run assembly plant in Michigan, 1943. At it’s peak this factory could produce a B24 bomber every hour.

Sundance Kid , Butch Cassidy, and the Wild Bunch. Fort Worth, Texas, 1900.

A concentration camp survivor identifies a former guard, circa 1945.

Walt Disney, 1939.

Lou Gehrig after giving his famous “luckiest man on the face of the earth” speech at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939.

Large coat sale in Copenhagen, Denmark, 1936.

A marine ordnance man works on the .50 cal machine guns of a Vought F4U “Corsair”, on one of the USS Block Island’s elevators. Taken 5 June 1945, during operations off Okinawa.

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, with cast-iron book alcoves. Circa 1874.

A cheerful young German boy soldier captured near Kulmbach, Germany, 15 April 1945.

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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