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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Historic Photos / Set # 43

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...

John Wayne takes a break during the filming of ‘The Undefeated’, circa 1969.

A starving man lies on pavement while others walk by, photo taken during the Holodomor Famine and captioned “The Sympathy Shrinks”. Ukraine 1933.

The newly opened night club ‘Oasis of the Ginza’ in Tokyo, showing US servicemen dancing with their Japanese partners to jazz tunes for two yen per dance in 1945.

French soldiers gather around a priest as he blesses an aircraft on the Western Front, 1915.

One of the last photos taken of the HMS Titanic before she sank – April 1912.

The various types of aircraft operational in the U.S. Air Force fly in a single formation over the Gulf Coast of Florida, 1956.

Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Rights, Photo by James Karales, 1965. 

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel inspects the 21st Panzer Division in Normandy on the 30th of May, 1944.

Women paint WWII propaganda posters at a studio in Port Washington NY, July 1942.

A boy peers through the police barrier holding back crowds hoping to see President Eisenhower, Photo by Ralph Morse, 1958.

Henry Ford receiving the Grand Cross of the German Eagle award from Nazi officials, 1938.

Workers at EMI’s factory in Hayes-Middlesex, England  assembling copies of The Beatles’ Rubber Soul, album - 1965.

This sad child is one of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakian children who were permitted to leave their country and families on the “Kindertransport”, a train full of children, bound for Britain. This event was facilitated by Sir Nicholas Winton. Photo by Werner Bischof.

A completely automated section of a supermarket at the 30th Annual IGA Food Store Convention at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, July 1956.

The tallest soldier in the German Army at 7'6" surrenders to a Canadian officer – 1944.

Party goers who never quite made it all the way home, recover from New Year’s Eve celebrations on the steps of Grand Central Station in New York City – Jan 1, 1940.

Widely considered the photo that changed the face of AIDS: A father comforts his son, David Kirby, on his deathbed in Ohio. Published in LIFE Magazine, November 1990 - Photo by Therese Frare.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first bodybuilding competition at the age of sixteen – 1963.

Three Black Bear cubs begging at a car door, Yellowstone National Park, Date Unknown.

Wounded Medic Thomas Cole continues to treat wounded Staff Sgt. Harrison Pell during a firefight – Vietnam, January 1966. 

A message from the starving people of Holland to the USAAF 8th Air Force for food drops during Operation Chowhound, early May 1945.

U.S. paratroopers leave their planes in a mass drop behind enemy lines in the Sunchon area of North Korea on Oct. 25, 1950.

The USS Nautilus returns to New York Harbor after becoming the first submarine in history to traverse the North Pole in August, 1958.

President Bill Clinton poses for a picture with a White House intern named Monica Lewinsky - Circa 1995.

The body of a British soldier lays by the roadside awaiting burial with a wooden cross already prepared, Domart, France - April 1918.

Cocaine trafficker Pablo Escobar poses in front of the White House with his son Juan Pablo, Date Unknown.

Elvis Presley shortly after being promoted to sergeant, Photo by Al Fenn - 1960. 

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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