Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Historic Photos / Set # 34

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...

 Judy Garland with her daughter Liza Minnelli, London, 1951.

Winner of the 1950 ‘Miss Atomic Bomb’ beauty pageant wearing a mushroom cloud crown.

Sports car in front of the Old Executive Office Building, Washington D.C. 1922.   

David Vetter known as ’The Boy in The Bubble’ in the sterilized plastic environment that was his home from his birth until his death 12 years later. Texas Children’s Hospital. Houston, Texas 1978. 

Physicists Albert Einstein, Neils Bohr, and James Franck - December 9, 1951, Stockholm, Sweden.

Farmer's Wife with Horses, Whitney Point, New York 1907.

B-25’s being assembled at the North American Aviation plant in Kansas City, Missouri 1942.

The original “Star Spangled Banner” that appeared in the dawn’s early light over Fort McHenry 200 years ago today, photographed in the Boston Naval Yard, 1873.

A French pilot makes a forced landing after a failed attack on a German Zeppelin over Brussels, 1915.

The city of Nürnberg, Germany in ruins and covered in ash following allied bombing, Colorized Photo - June 1945.

A female arc welder, Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Arthur Siegel, 1943.

Recent women immigrants to the United States learning how to vote in elections, 1936.

Watching the World Change – New Yorkers with eyes on the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001.

Hawk missiles at the ready along the beach in the Florida Keys during the Cuban Missile Crisis, October 1962.

Japanese War Tubas – crude acoustic sound detectors used to locate approaching enemy planes prior to the invention of radar, Circa 1930.

Walt Disney and Salvador Dali, photographed during the production of the short cartoon “Destino” in 1945-46. The project was abandoned for financial reasons, eventually to be revived by Disney Studios France and released in 2003.

Men on an observation deck of the Empire State Building on the lookout for planes during an air defense drill, New York City, January 21, 1941. 

South Vietnamese soldiers ride elephants across a river in the Ba Don area, about 20 miles from the Cambodian border, during a patrol in search of Viet Cong guerrillas in June, 1964.

Morning after Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Corner of Sutter and Kearny Street, San Francisco, California - December 8, 1941.

View of Midtown Manhattan, Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1939.

Al Capone mug shots, April 1930, after being arrested on vagrancy charges when visiting his Miami Beach property when the Florida governor ordered sheriffs to run him out of the state.

Muslim members of the Waffen-SS 13th Division stop to pray, Circa 1942.  This unit was created in Croatia and served alongside Nazi German regiments but were never officially integrated into the army of the Third Reich.

Oil well fire, Southern California, Photo by Dick Whittington, 1931.

US transport plane crashes after being hit by friendly artillery after it crossed a firing zone when trying to land.  All three crew members were killed. Vietnam 1967.

Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces with gas masks and rubber gloves during a chemical attack, Battle of Shanghai, 1937.

A US soldier offers his hand to a woman leaving a cave where she had hidden with her child, Saipan, 1944.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono buying hot dogs from a street vendor in New York City, 1972.

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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