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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Historic Photos / Set # 13

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...

Richard Nixon on the Whittier College football squad - Circa 1930s.

 The Eiffel Tower under construction - Circa 1890’s.

A British soldier washing in the stagnant water that has collected in a shell crater - France, 1917.

 Construction of the Sydney Opera House, 1966.

 Massive crowds of people on the boardwalk, beach, and in the water - Coney Island, July 4, 1946.

 First public payphones available in a Los Angeles phone call store, California 1899.

 Johnny Cash greets inmates during a performance at Folsom Prison - California, 1968.

Wounded Japanese child is comforted by an American pilot, Saipan, World War II 1944.

 Comic book readers in New York City, 1947 - Photo by Ruth Orkin.

Crews lift the left arm during the assembly of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. - 1920.

Rock legend Jimi Hendrix in uniform during his time in the US Army, 1961.

Chidren putting money into a collection box in aid of the victims of the Titanic disaster, outside Mansion House, London, 1912.

Steve Jobs of Apple answers a question while sitting next to Bill Gates of Microsoft at an interview in New York, 1984.

White House reporters dash for the telephones after they had been told by presidential press secretary Stephen T. Early that Japanese submarines and planes had just bombed the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 -

 General Montgomery with his puppies “Hitler” and “Rommel” at his mobile headquarters in Normandy, July 6, 1944.

President Gerald Ford meets with Chief of Staff Donald Rumsfeld and then-Deputy-Chief of Staff Dick Cheney, by David Hume Kennerly, 1975.

Lititz, Pennsylvania. Boy Scouts listening to lecture on German bombs during their training as messengers. November 1942.

Portrait of Edgar Allan Poe in 1842 which is believed to be the earliest known photograph of him.

Statue of Ramses the Great relocated during construction of Aswan Dam in Egypt, 1955.

A group of Hitler Youth captured by the American 9th Armored Division outside Leipzig, May 1945.

Marine comforts a brother Leatherneck who broke down after witnessing the death of a buddy on an Okinawa hillside, 1945.

Injured US soldiers are evacuated via a Curtiss C-46 Commando air ambulance. Manila, Philippine Islands. Early 1945.

Bicentennial Celebration in New York City, July 4, 1976.

FDR speaks from his car at Kyle Field, Texas A&M, College Station 1937.

A stop on the road, Floyd's Place offering sandwiches and six gallons of gasoline for a dollar. Ohio, 1938.

Elspeth Beard, shortly after becoming first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle in the mid-1970s.

Gangster Irving Ashkenas lies dead after he was slain by members of Murder, Inc., outside the "Hotel of Happiness" in upstate New York 1936.

In A World Gone "Mad" - Newly liberated inmates of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp prepare a meal outdoors near the heaped bodies of the dead, Germany, 18 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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