Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Historic Photos / Set # 14

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...

Ned Parfett: newsboy, soldier and photographic icon, died in World War I combat at the age of 22, six and a half years after this photo was taken in London, April, 1912.

Civil War veteran Samuel Decker built his own prosthetics after losing both his arms in combat. Date unknown.

 Princeton students pose for a portrait after a freshman vs. sophomores snowball fight - 1893.

Actress Phyllis Gordon and her Pet Cheetah, 1939 London.

Colorized photo of Babe Ruth playing for the Boston Red Sox, 1919.

A London policeman gives tea to a homeless man after a V1 attack that killed his wife, and destroyed his home, 1944.

John Burns sits on a rocking chair after the Battle of Gettysburg. A veteran of the war of 1812, the 70 year old Burns picked up his rifle and joined a Union unit as a sharpshooter and was wounded several times. Photo taken in 1863.

Ronald Reagan and Emperor Hirohito, Tokyo, 1983.

Train wreck at Montparnasse Station - Paris, France - 1895.

People walking on the chairs at the Maisons-Laffitte racecourse to escape the River Seine during a flood - Paris, 1924.

A graveyard detail is coming ashore from the hospital ship USS Solace with the coffins of troops who died of their wounds aboard the ship. Okinawa, Japan, July 31, 1945.

Baby Prince William and Prince Charles playing during their tour of New Zealand in 1983.

Fourth of July weekend. Nantasket Beach, Massachusetts, in the 1920’s.

The Beatles at Shea Stadium NY in front of over 55,000 fans, kicking off the era of large stadium concerts, August 15th, 1965.

Adolf Hitler signing his autograph for a young boy.

A French civilian pours some tea for a British soldier guarding an intersection, August 1944.

The President and Mrs. Reagan Chat with STS-4 Astronauts in the Shadow of Space Shuttle Columbia, July 4th, 1982.

A Cambodian guerrilla is carried to an improvised operating room in a mangrove swamp on the Ca Mau Peninsula – Vietnam War, 1970.

Group of Breaker boys, Pittston, Pennsylvania on January, 1911. Department of Commerce and Labor. Children's Bureau.

JFK Views Liberty Bell at Independence Hall, 4 July 1962 (Colorized Photo) 

A little boy on a tricycle in Norway, 1940.

A Lockheed Constellation airliner over New York City, Circa - 1950s.

Marine combat cameraman Norman Hatch feeds a kitten he found underneath a Japanese tank on Tarawa Atoll, WWII, November, 1943.

It’s been over 10 years since the Cassini spacecraft flew by one of Saturn’s most intriguing moons: Phoebe. On June 11, 2004, Cassini flew within about 1,285 miles of the dark moon.

French soldier, whose face was mutilated in WWI, being fitted with a mask made at the Red Cross studio of Anna Coleman Ladd. July 1918.

Lighting strikes light up the valley of the Grand Canyon - Photo by Zheng Yang.

"Human” map of the United States, ca. 1925. An amazing use of people, perspective, and careful planning.

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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