Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Historic Photos / Set # 17

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...

Alfred Hitchcock photographed for Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, 1962.

 The day Sweden changed over from left-hand driving to right. 1967.

Girl labelling bottles at the Heinz Factory, Pittsburgh, PA, 1901.  (PA State Archives)

Workers carrying the seated wax figure of Neville Chamberlain past the standing wax models of Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, and Benito Mussolini at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London, 1935.

Martin Luther King Jr. Police Mug Shot, April 12th 1963.  Photo - Montgomery County, Alabama, Sheriff's Department. 

 "Man Whittling a Stick," The ‘wily Yankee’ was a popular mid-nineteenth-century stage
character from American regional theater which became the visual prototype for Uncle Sam,
Circ, 1850.

A mother and her three children are caught up in the middle of rioting political factions on the streets of Ulster in Northern Ireland, 1971. Photograph by Clive Limpkin.

On 31 July 1964 the all-nuclear task force comprised of US Navy warships USS Long Beach (CGN 9), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), and USS Bainbridge (DLGN 25) left Norfolk, VA to begin Operation Sea Orbit, circumnavigating the globe without refueling. In this photo taken prior to departure,  members of Enterprise's crew are in a flight deck formation spelling out Albert Einstein's equation for nuclear energy.

A happy Babe Ruth, 1920.

 A British officer is carried in a shaded hammock by four natives using their heads, Sierra Leone, c. 1920.

Autochrome of Mark Twain reading in bed, by Alvin Langdon Coburn, 1908.

Japanese POW’s at Guam, with bowed heads after hearing Emperor Hirohito make the announcement of Japan’s unconditional surrender.” August 15, 1945.

Ruby Bridges, first African-American to attend a white elementary school in the South, William Frantz Elementary School, 1960.

Artist Salvador Dali in Paris – 1980.

Construction of the Pentagon 1942-1943.

Boy reports to the commander of the 11th squad 3rd Leningrad Partisan Brigade G.V. Gvozdev about the location the Germans, 1943.

May 25, 1965 Muhammad Ali screaming for Sonny Liston to get up and fight Central Maine Youth Center in Lewiston, Maine.  Photo: Getty Images.

A British soldier ‘shakes hands’ with a kitten on a snowy bank, Neulette, 1917.

Empire State Building after having a B-25 crash into the side. July 28, 1945.

Clyde Champion Barrow's (Future Bonnie & Clyde Fame) first mug shot at age 16 in 1932.

Ford’s first moving assembly line, 1913.

 In the wake of the utter defeat of allied bombing raids, Glockengasse, Cologne, Germany, 1946. Photo by Hermann Claasen.

A Russian soldier playing an abandoned piano. Chechnya, 1994.

Soldiers of the 369th “Harlem Hellfighters” who won the Croix de Guerre for gallantry in action, 1919. (Public Domain License)

 Screen test of Judy Garland’s hair and costume in Wizard of Oz, with a blonde hairstyle that was not used in the movie - 1938.

Pop Artists Debbie Harry and David Bowie, Circa 1980.

With war on the horizon, artistic treasures such as the Mona Lisa were packed with care,and taken from the capital of Paris to be hidden in the countryside, far from strategic targets. "The Mona Lisa leaves the Louvre" September 3, 1939. 

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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