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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Historic Photos / Set # 35

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...

German airship Hindenburg, the largest dirigible ever built, explodes as it arrives in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people were killed. May 6, 1937.

Parking meter parking down town Omaha, Nebraska 1938.  Photo by John Vachon.

Flamingos take refuge in a bathroom at Miami-Metro Zoo as tropical-storm force winds from Hurricane Floyd approached the Miami area. September, 1999.  Photo by Tim Chapman.

A Japanese cherry tree hacked down at the Tidal Basin, Washington, D.C., three days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 10, 1941.

Preserving memories of a trip to the beach with a portrait, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1912.

American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell confronting Martin Luther King Jr., 1965.

Ed Sullivan with Elvis Presley during a press conference before Presley’s first appearance on the ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ September 9, 1956. (Fotos International/Getty Images)

16-year-old Margaret Gorman wins the Atlantic City Pageant’s Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America. September 8, 1921.

The United Kingdom, France, New Zealand and Australia declare war on Germany after the Invasion of Poland. September 3, 1939 - Photo: Topical Press Agency.

Philadelphia’s Veterans Stadium is dedicated and officially opens. January 4 1971. Photo: Chicago Sun-Times.

Wigwam Motel, Holbrook, AZ, August 10, 1973 – Photo by Stephen Shore.

Hurricane Betsy makes its second landfall near New Orleans, leaving 76 dead and $1.42 billion (over $10 billion in 2014 US dollars) in damages, becoming the first hurricane to top $1 billion in unadjusted damages.  September 9, 1965. Mark Kauffman/Time Life Pictures.

Pilots and hostesses from airliners which have ordered Concorde, the world’s first supersonic airliner, stand in front of the plane at the official roll-out ceremony at Toulouse Airport in France. December 11, 1967. Photo: Keystone/Getty.

Huge crowd of baseball fans watching baseball scoreboard during World Series game in New York City 1911. Photo: George Grantham Bain Collection. (Library of Congress)

Painting the American insignia on airplane wings Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. 1942.

Fizz-O-Mint Life Savers Candy promotional vehicle.  Circa, 1930.

Protective cage suit for caddies collecting golfballs on active driving ranges, Circa, 1920.

View of Central Park from Time Warner Building, 2003 - Photo by Robert Polidori.

The Road West, New Mexico, 1938. Dorothea Lange/ Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York.

Riding the Train - IRT 2, South Bronx, New York City, 1980 Photo by Danny Lyon.

Sean Connery – AKA:When he was 16 James Bond shortly after he enlisted in the Royal Navy. He served for three years before a stomach ulcer cut his naval career short and he was discharged on medical grounds. Photo Circa 1946.

Aerial view of twin towers of the World Trade Center under construction, New York City 1971.

Jacqueline Kennedy takes a "selfie" using a mirror to capture the image or herself, JFK, and sister-in-law Ethel Kennedy, 1954.

Two slave children photographed for the purpose of advertising them for sale. A bill of sale accompanying the photo revealed boy on the left, named John, sold for $1,150 in Charlotte, North Carolina - 1854. 

Frank Sinatra surrounded by fans on a stairwell, Circa 1943.

A soldier who has been mortally wounded by a sniper clings onto navy chaplain Luis Padillo, at Puerto Cabello naval base, Venezuela, 4 June 1962. Photograph by Rondón Lovera.

The famine of the Karamoja district, Uganda, Photo by Mike Wells - April 1980. World Press Photo.

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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