Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Historic Photos / Set # 42

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...

United Way of Cleveland released nearly 1.5 million balloons at Balloonfest ‘86. Lawsuits from traffic accidents, an airport shutdown, and interference with a Coast Guard rescue operation led to a net loss for the organization – 1986.

A man lifts a woman up following the dropping of a German V-2 bomb on Farringdon Market, London that killed over 300 people – March 1945.

William Harley and Arthur Davidson, 1914.

A group of German SS Soldiers taking a break during the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.

President William Howard Taft enjoying a game of golf / June 1909.

A British woman in London, England take a break for afternoon tea within the rubble during the Blitz – Circa 1940.

Injured Vietnamese and American victims receive aid as they lie on the street after a bomb explosion outside the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, Vietnam, March 30, 1965.

Actress Shirley MacLaine - Malibu, California, March 5 1956 / Photo: Michael Ochs/Getty.

Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell produced the very first color photograph in history in 1861.  The photo is of a tartan ribbon using multiple exposures through red, blue, and yellow filters and then combining the three into one single image.  

A view of St. Paul’s Cathedral - London, March 12, 1940 - Photo: Popperfoto/Getty.

Workmen installing the first neon sign on the Las Vegas Strip – 1941.

America mourns the Germans who tragically died in the Hindenburg zeppelin crash – 1937.

A camping party atop a fallen tree at the Sequoia National Park in California, 1917.

An aerial view of Berlin in ruins following World War II / 1945.

Woman testing a 30 cal. machine gun at Aberdeen Proving Ground, 1942.

Teenage girls wearing the fashion trend of 1953; dog collars fastened around their ankles, on the right if you had a boyfriend and on the left if you were single.

Filming on the set of Star Trek, 1967.

7th & Broadway in Los Angeles before the three-way traffic signal was introduced in 1922.

A Soviet JS-2 heavy tank crew takes a piano break during the battle of the besieged city of Breslau, Germany 1945. 

Fascist Girls during a display to inaugurate the Forum Mussolini sports complex in Rome, Italy. March, 1932 - Photo: Keystone/Stringer/Getty.

A Schultüte is a big paper cone filled with toys, chocolate, candies, school supplies, and various other goodies used in Germany.
It is given to children by their parents to make their first day of school a little bit sweeter.

An Irish rioter and local resident pause for small talk conversation – 1981.

Iron lung ward filled with polio patients, Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, California.

Demonstration of the power of hypnotism, New Zealand, Circa – 1914.

The Beatles, in their bathing suits, rehearse in the Deauville Hotel for their upcoming appearance on the Sullivan TV show – February, 1964.

Batman and Robin on set during the filming of the Batman TV show – 1966.

Sophia Loren, Portrait – 1959.

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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