Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Historic Photos / Set # 27

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...

Corner of Liberty and Fifth avenues at 8:38 a.m. in Pittsburgh in 1940.

Richard Nixon gives a thumbs-up after his resignation on August 9, 1974.

Welder during the lunch hour, Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore, Maryland, 1943.

Huge crosses, formed by lighted windows blaze above New York’s skyline as part of an Easter display in Manhattan’s financial district, 1956.

October 1922. "Football." Two little leatherheads at the Navy-Georgia Tech game in Annapolis. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

King George V with a Company of the Grenadier Guards, 1926.

President Clinton’s cat Socks on the Press Secretary’s podium in the press briefing room at the White House, 1993.

Charles Tiffany of Tiffany & Co. in his NYC store - Date Unknown.

In the cellar of the Race Institute in Frankfurt, Germany Chaplain Samuel Blinder examines one of hundreds of Saphor Torahs stolen from every occupied country in Europe, July 1945.

B-24 Liberator of the 15th Air Force releases its bombs on the rail yards at Muhldorf, Germany March 1945.

 New York City Skyline from the Hotel Bossert, March 1933.

Georgia circa 1904. "Naval stores, Chesnutt & O'Neill, Savannah." A center of the resin and turpentine, or naval stores, industry.

Sept. 1952. "St. Louis Browns pitcher Satchel Paige." Sporting Brownie the Elf. Kodachrome by Look magazine staff photographer Bob Lerner.

October 1939. "Display of magazines for sale in Taylor, Texas." We'll take one of each, please. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee.

Washington, D.C. "Helen Davis, 1924." Helen's father, Dwight Davis, was Secretary of War in the Coolidge administration and a tennis champion who founded the Davis Cup. National Photo glass negative.

June 1942. Washington, D.C. "A young boy who lives near the nation's Capitol." Photo by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information.

"Enlisted men, exhausted after more than 24 hours at general quarters, sleep in tangled patterns aboard the USS Lexington .", by Edward Steichen, 5th December 1943.

Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk fighters of the American Volunteer Group flying near the Salween River Gorge on the Chinese-Burmese border, May 1942.

Charles Ebbets shooting his famous photograph, “Lunch atop a Skyscraper”, while perching on the 69th floor of the GE building – 1932.

Reagan meets with Afghan Mujahideen leaders in the oval office to discuss the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan – 1985.

A small town in Appalachia, eastern Kentucky, 1964.

Concentration Camp prisoner holding German at bayonet point after liberation of his camp - 1945.

December 1935. "Typical squalid homes, Hamilton County, Ohio." 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration.

Circa 1910. "Brown electric hoist unloading freighter Constitution at Cleveland." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. 

Tom Torlino, Navajo, before (1882) and after attending the Carlisle Indian School for Boys (1885). Photograph from the Richard Henry Pratt Papers, Yale University. Cultural assimilation of Native Americans.

Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer, by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Life Magazine.

Jim Thorpe at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden where he won two Gold Metals.

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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