Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Historic Photos / Set # 16

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...

Peace Activist facing the National Guard - Washington D.C, 1967.

 The Twin Towers / World Trade Center Under Construction, New York City - 1971.

The history of fashion - A couple on the street in New York, summer 1969.

German children playing with stacks of hyper-inflated currency during the Weimar Republic, 1920s. At its worst in Nov 1923, $1 US = 4.2 Trillion German Marks.

The statue of acclaimed biologist Louis Agassiz after the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906.

 John Travolta dances with Princess Diana, November 9, 1985.

An injured soldier is wheeled to safety from the front line at the Somme, July 1916.

 The Beatles Meet Muhammad Ali in the ring, 1964.

 April 1942. An unknown diner reading World War II headlines from the Detroit News in a downtown Detroit cafe.

Ronald Reagan shares a laugh with Marilyn Monroe in Los Angeles in this 1959 photo.

 “President John F. Kennedy and Smokey Bear”, 1961.

Early use of "Animal Therapy", a young girl undergoes medical tests, distracted and comforted by watching some ducklings. USA, 1956.  Life Magazine.

 Early days of electricity, Pender Street 1914. City of Vancouver.

 French citizens with captured German weapons fight alongside the Forces of the Interior a few days before the Liberation of Paris, August, 1944.

 The crew of Apollo 1, 10 days before the incident that killed them, January 17th 1967.

 Construction workers taking a nap on a steel girder during construction of the RCA building in NYC in 1932 after the iconic “Lunch atop a Skyscraper” picture was taken.

A Ku Klux Klan member dangles a hangman’s noose from a car as a warning to blacks to stay away from polling places in the municipal primary in Miami on May 3, 1939. Despite the threats, 616 black citizens voted.

 Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants during the 1970s.

 The OJ Simpson White Ford Bronco Chase on California Freeway - June 17, 1994.

 Before electronic RADAR, acoustic listening device 1900-1940.

 The Gateway Arch under construction, St. Louis, Missouri – May 5, 1965.

 Loading 5MB of Memory into a Pan am Jet, 1956.

 Soldiers comfort each other during the Korean war in the early 1950’s.

 A peaceful demonstration of the people of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia holding hands and making a 600km long human chain spanning over three countries, August 23, 1989.

German soldiers attempt to listen in on conversations from the enemy’s position using a primitive acoustic listening device – WWI

 Manute Bol (7ft – 7in) and Muggsy Bogues (5ft – 3in) teammates, and the tallest/shortest players in the history of the NBA.  Photo: Sports Illustrated, 1887.

June 13, 1927: Aviator Charles Lindbergh receives a ticker-tape parade down 5th Avenue in New York City. Photo: NY Daily News.

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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