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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Historic Photos / Set # 21

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...

A policewoman plays with local kids in the streets of Harlem. New York City, 1978. Photo by Leonard Freed.

Children play along the Berlin Wall circa 1950.  Photo by Henri Cartier-Bresson.

 A first responder carries the body of a child from the rubble of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, destroyed by a truck bomb detonated by domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh - April 19, 1995 - Spot News Photography, Charles Porter IV, AP.

July 4, 1942: NYC Independence Day parade up Fifth Avenue Photo: Andreas Feininger Time & Life Pictures/Getty.

A man checks the connection of a phone booth following the Blitz in war torn London 1940. Photo by George Rodger.

A homeless person sleeps on a park bench in Brooklyn, New York covered in an American Flag colored blanket.  Photo by Spencer Platt 2013.

'Tee time' taken during the construction of the Rockefeller Center in Manhattan, New York City circa 1932. Photography by Charles C. Ebbets.

July 20, 1969: Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin Jr of Apollo 11 are the first men to walk on the moon. Photo: The first step on the moon from Neil Armstrong (Getty).

A woman's pony tail is visible as soldiers stand at attention on Armistice Day in Belgrade, Serbia.  Photo by Darko Vojinovic 2013.

April 2, 1974: Tatum O’Neal becomes the youngest winner of a competitive Academy Award at age 10 for her debut performance in Paper Moon (1973, Best Supporting Actress). Film Still – Paramount Pictures.

A man lifts his son to feed the giraffe at the London Zoo circa 1950. Photographer Unknown.

Florence Henderson during filming of The Brady Bunch episode “Grand Canyon or Bust” - 1971 Photo: ABC/Getty.

A woman waters the flower boxes of her destroyed home in the smoldering remains of Berlin in 1945.  Photo by Yevgeny Khaldei.

A boy respectfully looks on as a line of fire fighters forms during a funeral procession for Officer Dennis Guerra who died fighting a high rise apartment fire in Coney Island. Photo by Spencer Platt 2013. 

A giant crater 75 meters in circumference, Ypres, Belgium, October 1917.

December 1964: Folk singer Burl Ives poses with Sam The Snowman and Rudolph from “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer”, Ives provided the voice of Sam, the narrator, as well as contributed songs to the show. Photo: NBCU/Photo Bank.

Erik and Lyle Menendez, Martha’s Vineyard 1971 - Eighteen years later, on the night of August 20, 1989, they would shoot their parents to death with 12-vague shotguns, be convicted of the crime, and be sentenced to life in prison. (Family Photo / AP).

 November 1, 1938: Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral at the “Match of the Century” at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo: Jerry Cooke/Sports Illustrated.

RFK Funeral Train traveling from New York to Washington D.C. on June 8, 1968. Mourners stand atop fence posts for a better view. Photo: Paul Fusco/Magnum Photos.

Undeterred by recent bombings, London residents visit what’s left of a library during World War II.

Gorbals district of Glasgow, Scotland - January 31, 1948 Photo: Bert Hardy/Picture Post.

August 30, 1979: Actress Jean Seberg dies of a drug overdose in Paris at the age of 40. Photo: Walter Daran.

Federal agents storm the residence of 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez to enforce a court decision to return him to his father in Cuba. April 22, 2000 - Spot News Photography, Alan Diaz, AP.

Dust Bowl girls photographed by John Vachon during the Great Depression.

Wife of astronaut Donn F. Eisele after the launch of Apollo 7 - October 11, 1968 Photo: Vernon Merritt III/Time & Life Pictures.

A family emerges from their storm shelter surrounded by the remains of their home. Moore, Oklahoma - May 20, 2013. (Reuters/Richard Rowe).

Faceless portrait of a migrant child laborer at a work camp in Alplaugh, California, 2010. Photo by Matt Black – AP

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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