Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Historic Photos / Set # 38

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...

U.S. soldiers care for a Filipino infant who had suffered from bayonet wounds to the face by retreating Japanese forces during the Battle of Leyte. Southern Leyte Province, Leyte Island, Philippines. November 1944.

Portrait of Katherine Hepburn / Woman of the Year, Photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1942.

Frederick C. Branch, the first African-American officer of the United States Marine Corps, returns from war. November, 1945.

Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, a chartered flight carrying 45 people, including a rugby union team, their friends, family and associates, crashes in the Andes mountains. Sixteen people survived for 77 days by resorting to cannibalism until they were rescued, Dec. 1972.

 Bill Gates in his office at Microsoft, 1983.

Apollo 11 astronauts, still in their quarantine van, are greeted by their wives upon arrival at Ellington Air Force Base, July 27, 1969.

Queen Elizabeth II coronation photo, 1953.  Portrait Photo by Cecil Beaton.

German prisoners, captured during the fall of Aachen, marching through the ruined streets, October, 1944.

Thomas Edison takes a nap under a tree while camping with President Harding in the Blue Ridge Mountains, July, 1921.

 Model wearing an ensemble with a fur muff for Vogue, 1956.

Polish State Railways used MiG-15 airplanes to clear snow off of and to de-ice railroad tracks during the 1960’s.

People read at a street library in Hong Kong, where for a very small payment, books were available for reading on the sop during the 1930s.

WWI British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey, with a friend, Circa, 1925.  

Rooms filled with the collected shoes of Holocaust victims killed in the gas chambers of Auschwitz Concentration Camp, 1945.

Actress Janet Leigh with her daughter Jamie Lee Curtis - Los Angeles 1967.

 Newspaper boys and girl in NYC, 1910.

Teddy Roosevelt Becomes the First US President to Fly in an Airplane, 1910.

East Germans crossing into West Berlin check out western pornography, the day after the fall of the Berlin Wall, November 10, 1989.

 Burt Reynolds’ yearbook photo from Florida State University, 1954.

The USS Cole being carried by the MV Blue Marlin after the Al-Qaeda attack on October 12, 2000, Picture taken on October 31, 2000.

President Kennedy leaves the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth, the day he was assassinated, November 22, 1963.

A young boy adjusts his friend’s Adolf Hitler mask during a game on a street in King’s Cross, London, 1938.

Dog named Pal, who played Lassie, star of the television series of the same name pictured with cast member Tommy Rettig who played Lassie's owner Jeff Miller, 1954. The show ran for 19 seasons. All dogs playing Lassie were related to Pal, including those dogs used today.

Steel worker Carl Russell sits at 1,222 feet on top of a steel beam casually waving to the cameraman, who risks his life climbing into a crane to be able to make this photo. Empire State Building, 18 September, 1930.

A very young Soviet soldier, severely injured, crawls towards his German captors after surrendering during the Battle of Kursk. Kursk Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union. July 1943. 

Attorney General Robert Kennedy is comforted by two of his children on the lawn of his home, after he had been notified of the assassination of his brother, November 22, 1963.

A pilot is thrown from his downed aircraft Near Leningrad, Soviet Union, 1943.

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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