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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Historic Photos / Set # 45

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...

Photo entitled The Homecoming, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944. Lt. Col. Bob Moore hugs his daughter upon returning home to Iowa in 1943. An officer in the National Guard, Moore was one of the first American soldiers to see action in World War II. Photo by Earle L. Bunker/The World-Herald –1944.

Chinese troops standing to attention during President Richard Nixon’s arrival in China with Airforce One in the background. Photo by John Dominis - Time Life

Two women in bathing suits are among the crowd viewing the body of John Dillinger at the Cook County Morgue in the city of Chicago. Dillinger’s body was put up for display after he was gunned down by federal agents on July 22, 1934.

United States Union Army Engineer Battalion - Company B, Petersburg, Virginia, 1864.

Full city Parking Lot due to the gasoline shortage in Washington, D.C. During World War II – Photo by Albert Freeman for the Office of War Information, 1942.

A young Franklin D. Roosevelt, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Navy, at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, October, 1917.

Sabena Flight 548 en route from New York CIty to Brussels, crashes in Belgium, killing 73 people aboard, including the entire U.S. figure skating team who were en route to the world championships in Prague. Photo - February 15, 1961.

Alan Shepard being recovered from the Freedom 7 capsule after the first American human spaceflight, May 5, 1961.

"New York. School victory garden on First Avenue between 35th & 36th streets." Photo by Edward Meyer, Office of War Information - June 1944.

A woman serves a customer from an Italian food stand on the streets of the Harlem section of New York City – Circa 1955.

A boy and his dog sit in the rubble left behind by the Great Tri-State Tornado that tore through three states in the U.S. on March 18, 1925. 

Soccer Great Pele signing autographs outside of Goodison Park during the 1966 World Cup.

A puppy named "Feller" a cocker spaniel that was sent as an unsolicited Christmas gift to President Harry Truman in 1947. Truman decided not to accept the gift and gave the dog away to his physician, angering dog lovers around the country.

African American entertainer Josephine Baker received the Croix de Guerre, the Rosette de la Résistance, and was made a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur, for her underground resistance work against the Germans during World War II – 1945.

 B-57B observing a nuclear test during Operation Redwing, Bikini Atoll, July 12, 1958.

A large family of thirteen children pile into a convertible, Boston Massachusetts, 1925.

Natives admiring an American Air Force F4-U “Corsair” plane somewhere in the South Pacific during WWII. It was said, when the native people first met the Americans they thought they were from the heavens and briefly treated them as gods.

 President John F. Kennedy takes a draw from one of his valued cigars – Photo by Howell Conant, 1963.

12-year old Sarah Jean Collins who survived the 16th Street Baptist Birmingham Church Bombing which killed her sister, recuperating in the hospital.  The bomb killed 4 young girls and injured 22 others.  Collins survived but lost and eye and had extensive facial scars – 1963.

 Kindergarten teacher, Helen Hulick, who was a witness to a burglary, was given a five-day sentence and sent to jail for contempt for wearing pants to give her courtroom testimony rather than a traditional skirt or dress.  Los Angeles, 1938.

 Groups of adults riding down toboggan slides. Beebe Lake, Cornell University - New York, 1904.

A sunny day along the famous Las Vegas Strip, Nevada 1959.

 The very first Miss America Pageant 1921. The winner was crowned Miss Washington D.C.

A British soldier takes advantage of the opportunity to have a quick hot bath in Tobruk, Libya – February 17, 1942.

The Waffen-SS is warmly received by Ukrainians and presented with refreshments and food.  A short time later, the people were rounded up and deported for slave labor where many died – 1941.

The Best Deal in Town "J.A. Herzog Pontiac, 17th & Valencia Streets, San Francisco." Labor standing on the left and management on the right with a car and a world between them - Wyland Stanley collection - June 3, 1936.

Two Dutch civilians after liberation from a Japanese internment camp, Dutch East indies, 1945. 

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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