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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Historic Photos / Set # 22

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...

November 1942. "Central Market in Lancaster, Pennsylvania." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information.

Children playing a game called “Building the Wall”, Germany, West Berlin, 1962. Photo by Raymond Depardon.

January 1909. Augusta, Georgia. "Noon Hour Break for Workers at the Enterprise Cotton Mill - Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

Steelton-bound No. 808 in Harrisburg at 2nd and Market Streets, on August 13, 1938 - Harrisburg Railways Company.

On the screen of a drive-in theater in Utah, Charlton Heston, as Moses in the The Ten Commandments, throws his arms wide before what appears to be a congregation of cars at prayer. Originally published in the December 22, 1958, issue of LIFE.

Coal Miners from near Hazleton, Pennsylvania - Circa, 1900's.  (Public Domain).

New York circa 1911. "Inspection room, Ellis Island." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

A 4-month-old baby girl in a pink bear suit is miraculously rescued from the rubble by soldiers after four days missing following the Japanese tsunami. March 15, 2011 - Photo by Yomiuri Shimbun / Reuters.

Natural gas-powered taxis on the streets of Birmingham, Alabama with gas bags on the roof, which lasted about 15 to 20 miles without a refill, 1940.

Life goes on in post war Eastern Europe in a destroyed flat within the capital of Budapest. Photo by Zoltán Seidner – 1945. 

A firefighter gives water to a koala during the devastating Black Saturday Brushfires that burned across Victoria, Australia, in 2009. Photo by Mark Pardew / Reuters.

Soviet Union soldiers Raqymzhan Qoshqarbaev and Georgij Bulatov raising the flag on the roof of Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany in May, 1945. Photo by Yevgeny Khaldei.

A German World War II prisoner, released by the Soviet Union, is reunited with his daughter. The child had not seen her father since she was one year old. Photo by Helmuth Pirath / Via - World Press.

The Beetles take a cold dip in an unheated pool on a cool afternoon at Miami Beach during their first visit to the United States.  February 28, 1964, issue of LIFE Magazine.  

Tanisha Blevin, 5, holds the hand of fellow Hurricane Katrina victim Nita LaGarde, 105, as they are evacuated from the convention center in New Orleans. Photo by Eric Gay AP.

Chevy Chase & John Belushi, lounging backstage between tapings of Saturday Night Live, 1976.

Roanoke, Va. "Portrait of a Poor Family"  Father works for the railroad and his three oldest children work for low pay in the Roanoke Cotton Mills.  Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

A North Korean man waves his hand as a South Korean relative weeps, following a luncheon meeting during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort October 31,
2010. Four hundred and thirty-six South Koreans were allowed to spend three days in North Korea to meet their 97 North Korean relatives, whom they had been separated from since the 1950-53 war. Photo by Kim Ho-Young / Reuters.

U.S. President John F. Kennedy speaks before reporters during a televised speech from the Oval Office concerning the Cuban Missile Crisis. October 24, 1962.

Pearl Harbor survivor Houston James of Dallas is overcome with emotion as he embraces Marine Staff Sgt. Mark Graunke Jr. during the Dallas Veterans Day Commemoration at Dallas City Hall in 2005. Sgt Graunke, who was a member of a Marine ordnance-disposal team, lost a hand, leg, and eye while defusing a bomb in Iraq in July of 2004. Photo by Jim Mahoney/Dallas Morning News / AP.

March 1937. Scotts Run, West Virginia. "Employed bachelor coal miner at home in Sessa Hill. This scene is typical of hundreds of bachelors who belong to a group of immigrants whose family was separated by immigration restrictions. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

Poor families who were victims of the Louisville (Abagonds) Flood of 1937 wait in long lines for food rations in front of a propaganda billboard promoting America's high standard of living.  Photo by Margaret Bourke-White 1937.

1939 | Aerial view of a DC-4 passenger plane flying over midtown Manhattan. Photo by Life Magazine.

A girl in isolation for radiation screening following the tsunami in Japan in March 2011 looks at her dog through a window in Nihonmatsu, Japan. Photo by Yuriko Nakao / Reuters.

Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller at the airport. Circa 1950.

John F. Kennedy Jr. salutes his father’s coffin as it passes by along with the honor guard. Photo by Word Press.

Harold Whittles expression is captured as he hears sound for the first time ever after a doctor places an earpiece in his left ear. Photo by Jack Bradley, date unknown.

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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