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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Historic Photos / Set # 40

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...

Successful landing of the Hindenburg at Lakehurst, New Jersey airfield in May 1936, roughly a year before the disaster of 1937.

Keedoozle, the first fully automated coin operated grocery store, Memphis, Tenn., 1948. Photo by Francis Miller, Life Magazine.

An Arkansas family living in poverty during the recession of 1980.

A boy and his dog go fishing in rural Iowa, 1945. Photo by Myron Davis, Life Magazine.

Roy Rodgers checks out his fan mail, 1948.

An amateur  pilot from Germany named Mathias Rust illegally lands his Cessna 172 in Moscow's Red Square as a stunt on May 28, 1987.  He was escorted in the air by Russian fighter jets who never received permission to fire.

 Portrait of a Southern Chain Gang, Circa 1905.

Singer Johnny Cash, Los Angeles, California in June 1961. Photo by Leigh Wiener.

Howard Clifford running off the Tacoma Narrows Bridge during collapse, Tacoma, Washington, November 7, 1940.

Boys pray at the start of the day in a Christian missionary sponsored school in Colonia El Breal, Bolivia.  Photo by Jordi Busque.

Striped stockings are worn by all the members of a girl's club at the Austin High School in Chicago, 1948.  Photo by Lisa Larsen, Life Magazine.

Ice covered telephone wires over New York City during the Winter of 1887.

Finishing construction on the Tower Bridge in London, Circa 1893.

Livraria Lello (Lello Bookstore) in central Porto, Portugal 1906.

Alan Shepard waits to become the first American in space, Cape Canaveral, 1961, Photograph by NASA.

A mother and her child take refuge in a bomb shelter in the Petrovisky District of Donetsk, Eastern Ukraine during artillery shelling by Pro-Russian Rebels.  Photo by Mstislav Chernov Associated Press - September 1, 2014.

Commuters cram aboard a crowded subway car, Manhattan, New York City, 1970. Photo by Ralph Crane—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images.

 Paving 28th St in Manhattan, New York by hand, October 1930.

Sailing ships tied up at North Quay, Drogheda, Louth, Ireland: Circa 1860.

Charles Conrad reflected in Alan Bean’s visor during Apollo 12 lunar landing, 1969. NASA Archives.

German Soldiers Pose With Horse Mounted With a Captured Russian Maxim M1910 Machine Gun.

Bell Telephone Acoustics Lab, 1947.“Bell Telephone engineer in a research room designed to eliminate 99% of all outside sound” Photo by Eric Schaal.

Heavyweight boxing champ Joe Louis lies on the canvas at (the old, original) Madison Square Garden in New York after being floored by contender Jersey Joe Walcott in a December 1947 title match. Louis came back to win by a controversial decision. Photo by Gjon Mili—Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images.

In the middle of the election campaign, the Führer discusses the travel route with his airplane captain, while wearing an aviator's cap.  Photo by Barbara Harris, Circa 1933.

Elementary school students take part in an earthquake drill as part of national anti-disaster drills annually practiced on the anniversary of the 1923 Tokyo earthquake that killed 140,000. Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno—AFP/Getty Images, September 1, 2014.

Muhammad Ali leans out of the window on the ninth floor of a high-rise building in Los Angeles, to convince a man who was threatening to kill himself to come back inside. The two men later walked out of the building together, 1981.

Sandwiched between blackened sand and sky, camels search for untainted shrubs and water in the burning oil fields of southern Kuwait. Their desperate foraging reflects the environmental plight of a region ravaged by the gulf war - 1991.

A good tempered football crowd at West Ham, London pass a young boy over their heads to the front so that he can see the game better, 1st March 1930.

Gadget, the first Atomic Bomb—detonated in the Trinity nuclear test as part of the Manhattan Project. July 16, 1945.

Rudolf Höss, the German Commandant of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, is prepared for his execution (Death by Hanging) next to the crematorium of the camp on April 16, 1947.

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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