Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Historic Photos / Set # 26

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 German soldier gazes out over the aftermath of the Spring Offensive - August, 1918.

June 1929. "Young boy with bucket and pole on the Potomac." Harris & Ewing glass negative.

Actress Lauren Bacall and Vice President Harry S. Truman at the National Press Club canteen in Washington, D.C., in 1945.

Viet Cong prisoner with mouth and eyes taped, Vietnam, by Paul Schutzer, 1965.

Anne Frank in happier times relaxing on a beach in 1934.

Desperate Job hunting in the 1930’s during the Great Depression.

Nine year old Prince Charles strikes a pose with Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip, and Princess Anne, October 1957.

British Police Bobbies holding back Beatles fans outside Buckingham Palace - October 26, 1965.

Group of teenagers listen to 45 rpm. records as they shop for the latest hits at a record store in West Grove, Mississippi, 1944.

Mowing Stone Henge in the 1950s.

1944. "Actress Lauren Bacall, three-quarters portrait, in houndstooth-check jacket." Warner Bros. publicity still for the film, To Have and Have Not.

The mushroom cloud from a 1.1 megaton nuclear detonation rises over Christmas Island during Operation Dominic, April 27, 1962.

Recording an episode of “Gang Busters”, true crime radio show, New York City - 1930’s.

Amelia Earhart before her first transatlantic flight in 1928.

John Ploch, an American POW who had not been reported by the North Koreans during the War, sits in dazed disbelief as he is processed during a prisoner exchange. Freedom Village, Panmunjom, Korea. 1953.

Girl armed with an AK-47 on a Cambodian road during the Khmer Rouge insurgency, 1992.

Black movement for integration: teaching the illiterate to write so they can vote in Virginia, 1960. Photo by Eve Arnold.

An old woman who fled the warzone with her cow, sits on a bench in Amiens, France 28th of March 1918.

Bagels are delivered to a restaurant on 2nd Ave. early morning in New York City in 1940.

The scars of 20 years of nuclear bomb testing in the desert in the state of Nevada.

July 1939. Granville County, N.C. "Country filling station owned and operated by tobacco farmer."  Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange.

Washington, D.C., circa 1915. "Purches, David E." A yar youngster and his mate at the Harris & Ewing portrait studio, not long before his life was cut tragically short in a traffic Accident in March of 1916. 8x10 glass negative.

An Irish Guards machine-gun team in 1914 / Not a single one of these men pictured here survived the war.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower seated with Vice President Richard Nixon in November 1952.

Four year old Joseph Schleifstein, who survived the Holocaust by being kept hidden by his Father from Nazi officials inside Buchenwald concentration camp.  He concealed his son from view in a large sack.  He is seen here shortly after his liberation in April, 1945.  He is one of the youngest known survivors of the Holocaust.

Construction of the Manhattan Bridge, New York City 1909.

Women workers assemble the Sears catalogue by hand – 1942.

Additional References____________________________________ 
Special thanks to the following additional online collection sources and archives... Tumblr, Pinterest, Shorpy, Life Magazine, Historical Times, Reddit,  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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