Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Historic Photos / Set # 28

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...

American Author Mark Twain visits the Houses of Parliament in London – July 2, 1907.

Family of "camp followers" with the Pennsylvania infantry during the American Civil War, Circa – 1861.

Carving the faces of Mount Rushmore National Monument in Keystone, South Dakota / Progress Photo, Circa - 1930s.

Nineteen year old East German soldier Hans Conrad Schumann, was the first to cross from East to West Berlin in August 1961, two days after the start of construction of the wall, by Peter Leibing.

"French soldier walking in a World War I trench in devastated terrain of the Somme.", 1916.  

 Miss New Zealand faints during the 1957 Miss Universe Pageant.

A B-24 Liberator named “The Sandman” emerges from a pall of smoke after a low-level attack on the Astra Romana Oil Refinery Photo by Jerry J. Joswick.

In the 1800s, Horse Drawn Rollers were often used to pack down the snow on country roads, rather than plow them – Circa 1900.

Representative John F. Kennedy inspects a Naval Aircraft at Anacostia Naval Air Station, Washington, DC, 1947.

Secret Service agents walk on both sides of President Theodore Roosevelt’s carriage during his inauguration on March 4, 1905 - He was the first President to be provided Secret Service Protection.

A messenger pigeon being released from a tank in WWI Circa – 1917.

Eruption of Mt Sakurajima, Japan - January 11, 1914.

Bomb Damage from German war planes in London, England – September 1940.

Soviet soldiers with liberated Auschwitz prisoners in January, 1945.

A steelworker looks out over the night sky above New York City – Date Unknown.

In a textile mill, “Our baby doffer” they called him. When asked his age, he hesitated, then said, “I’m twelve”. Another young boy said, “He can’t work unless he’s twelve”, Birmingham, Alabama - Photo by Lewis Hine 1910.

A member of the French Résistance interior force at Châteaudun in 1944.

Ernie Banks crosses home plate after hitting his 500th home run. May 12, 1970.

Paula Hitler, younger sister of Adolf, arrested and interrogated by US intelligence officers in Germany – July 12, 1945.

President John F. Kennedy observes the firing of a Polaris missile by the submerged nuclear submarine Andrew Jackson, off the coast of Florida on November 16, 1963 - He was assassinated six days later.

One of the first canned beer machines being tested out in London, England -  Photo by Harry Todd, 1937.

American P51-D Mustangs captured and repurposed by the Germans in flight – Circa 1944.

Discoverer of the polio vaccine, Dr. Jonas E. Salk posing for a picture, Photo by Al Fenn, 1955.

SMS Blücher capsizes after receiving multiple hits from British warships during the Battle of Dogger Bank, at least 750 sailors drown Jan 24, 1915.

Condemned Nazi Leader Rudolf Hess, lone prisoner of Spandau Prison in West Berlin, walks in the prison garden at the age of 93, shortly before his suicide, Circa – 1986.

German soldiers gather around a crashed British plane and the dead body of its pilot during WWI, somewhere on the Western Front, 1917.

Future Hollywood actress Meryl Streep as a High School Cheerleader, Bernardsville, New Jersey, Circa – 1966. 

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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