Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Historic Photos / Set # 29

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...

Brigadier General Douglas MacArthur holding a riding crop at a French chateau, Sept. 19, 1918.

African American high school girl being educated via television during the period that the Little Rock schools were closed to avoid integration." Photo by Thomas J. O’Halloran, 1958.

German forces surrendering in Saint-Lambert-sur-Dive Normandy 21 August 1944.

Walt Disney’s extensive National Geographic collection - Photo 1963.

June 1937. "Child of Texas migrant family who follow the cotton crop from Corpus Christi to the Panhandle." Photo by Dorothea Lange.

President Franklin Roosevelt’s conference in Hawaii with General Douglas MacArthur, Admiral Chester Nimitz, and Admiral William Leahy. September, 1944.

Arnold Schwarzeneggers first time in New York City, 1968.

May 1937. "Post Office. Finlay, Texas." Magazine, caffeine, nicotine -- all your basic needs, as well as potted cacti. Photo by Dorothea Lange.

Inventor Hugo Gernsback is Demonstrating His Television Goggles in 1963.

The Beatles celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th birthday in April 1964.

Thousands of American troops march down the Champs Élysées to the Place de la Concorde during America’s liberation parade through Paris, Aug 31, 1944.

Patrons line up out the door at Dock's Oyster House in Atlantic City, New Jersey - Better Living Magazine, August 1953.

A new 19 inch color TV draws a crowd in Shantou, China – 1983.

Artist Salvador Dali stands on the deck of the S.S. Normandie as it docks in New York City, December 7, 1936.

A well stocked supermarket dairy case Circa 1950 - Photo by John Debold.

Border guards face off as a young German girl crouches in safety just after barely crossing the border from East Berlin into West Berlin in 1955.

Little Italy - New York circa 1905. "Mulberry Street. Italian neighborhood with street market." 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

USAAF bombers flying over Mount Vesuvius, Italy 1944.

"Rex Theater for Colored People" Leland, Mississippi, in the Delta area, June 1937. Photo by Dorothea Lange.

28 year old Hugh Hefner in his Chicago Playboy Office 1954.

US Capitol Building covered with a red protective rust inhibiting coating during restoration work, 1959-60.

"Horrors of War in Wax" End of World War II, London – 1945 Photo by Wolfgang Suschitzky.

US sailors at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station standing behind rolled out sea bags and awaiting inspection, Photo by Bernard Hoffman, 1940. (Life Magazine)

Babe Ruth paying final respects to Lou Gehrig at Christ Episcopal
Church of Riverdale, New York - June 1941.

Customers waiting in line at a butcher’s counter during wartime rationing, Washington Market, New York Circa 1941-44. Photo by Roman Vishniac.

Hanging off the Brooklyn Bridge, October 7, 1914 / AP Photo New York City Municipal Archives – Dept. of Bridges Plant and Structures / Photo by Eugene de Salignac.

Chaplain John McNamara makes the sign of the cross as he administers the last rites to female photographer Dickey Chapelle in South Vietnam November 4, 1965. Chapelle was covering a U.S. Marine unit on a combat operation near Chu Lai for the National Observer when she was seriously wounded, along with four Marines, by an exploding mine. She died in a helicopter en route to a hospital. She became the first female war correspondent to be killed in Vietnam, as well as the first American female reporter ever to be killed in action. Photo by Henri Huet.

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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