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...
Sally Halterman, the first woman granted a license to operate a motorcycle in Washington, D.C. 1937.
WWI German prisoners are treated by American soldiers during the Battle of Saint-Mihiel. American and French troops took St.-Mihiel Salient in 36 hours and captured 15,000 prisoners. September 1918.
New York, 1899. "Dumping snow carts at the river after a blizzard." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.
Union soldiers with rifles at attention in front of the U.S. Capitol under construction. May 13th 1861.
FIBA allowed professional basketball players to compete in the Olympics for the first time at the 1992 Games. The best players in the NBA teamed up to represent the USA, winning the gold medal with arguably the best team ever assembled aka: Dream Team.
Funeral procession of the dead from the Battle of Veracruz passing over Manhattan Bridge. July 15th 1914.
An unidentified Lady on a balcony in Paris, France – Circa 1910.
Sternwheeler steam boat coming into landing, Silver Spring, Florida 1886.
White Guards in Vasa at the beginning of the Finnish Civil War, 1918.
July 1936. "Going to church to pray for rain. Grassy Butte, North Dakota." Medium format negative by the peripatetic Arthur Rothstein.
The Who pose for their most iconic picture portrait, Photo by Art Kane - 1968.
People celebrate the end of Prohibition, 1933.
WWII: Rachel Rudnitzki, a Jewish partisan, after the liberation of Vilnius.
Circa 1910. "Surf bathers at crowded beach, possibly Atlantic City." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.
Marcel Marceau, French mime artist who created the figure of “Bip” a tragic white clown, with Stan Laurel – Paris, France. Photo Erich Lessing – 1958.
When this photo was taken, the David Hilton family did not want to show their old sod house to friends back east, but the young lady and mother wanted to prove they owned an organ, near Weissert, Custer County, Nebraska, 1887.
A bookseller sets up shop during the Scopes Monkey Trial in Dayton, Tennessee, 1925.
Anatoly Golimbievsky, a heavily decorated veteran who lost both legs in WW2, is saluted by four young sailors on V-Day. Leningrad 1989.
Winston Churchill as a war correspondent for the Morning Post during the Boer War in South Africa 1899.
March 1937. "Migratory agricultural worker family making tire repairs along California highway U.S. 99." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.
Pale Blue Dot: a picture of Earth taken from a distance of 6 billion kilometers by Voyager 1, February 14, 1990.
An 18 year old Mahatma Gandhi, 1887.
Medical school lecture auditorium - Date Unknown.
Titanic survivors approach their rescue ship, the Carpathia – April 15, 1912.
British Jewish Brigade soldier holding an artillery shell bearing the inscription “Gift for Hitler".
April 8, 1936. "Pontiac convertible at Spreckels Lake, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco."
"Washington Street Snow Scene." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative - April 1924.
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