Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Monday, August 31, 2015

Historic Photos / Set # 47

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...

East Room of the White House in 1910, Washington D.C.

Hovering US Army helicopters pour machine-gun fire into the tree line to cover the advance of South Vietnamese ground troops as they attack a Vietcong camp 18 miles north of Tay Ninh, near the Cambodian border, in March 1965.

Germans launch the first gas attacks in history on enemy soldiers during WWI - April 22nd, 1915.

“Price, Birch & Co, Dealers in Slaves”, 1315 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 1861-65.

Once a Beatle: When Ringo was ill with tonsillitis, he substituted on drums for 8 concerts & lived a superstar’s life for 10 days. But Ringo has returned… Now Jimmie Nicol sits alone in the Melbourne airport, waiting for the plane that will take him back to obscurity.

WWII — U.S. bomber crew Robert Hite blindfolded by Japanese soldiers. His B-25 bomber participated in the “DooLittle Raid” against mainland Japan. The aircraft ran out of fuel and ditched in China in Japanese-held territory. He was imprisoned, but survived.

 Un-cropped original Loch Ness monster photo - April 19, 1934.

Soldiers demonstrate their flamethrowers at the New Orleans Army War Show, 1942.

Hillary Clinton Playing a Nintendo Game Boy aboard a plane in 1993.

Rudolph Hoss, the Commandant of Auschwitz, trying to avoid the noose, before being hanged on the grounds of Auschwitz / Polish Press Agency - 1947.

American soldiers attend Mass in the bombed cathedral of Cologne, Germany.

The 30th Tour de France - Stage 1 in a downpour, Paris / July 7th 1936.

Black Children watching as white children play in a whites only park - 1956.

Roman galley discovered during the construction of County Hall - London, England 1910.

The “factory”, where William Harley and Arthur Davidson assembled their first motorcycle, a 10×15 ft shed in the Davidson family backyard, 1903.

The sinking of the Japanese destroyer Yamakaze, as seen through the periscope of the USS Nautilus , on 25 June 1942.

Parisians watch the Eclipse on the Embankment Place de la Bastille towards the Rue St. Antoine April 17, 1912.

“President Ronald Reagan is joined by former Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter.”, 1981.

 “A dazed, hooded Marine clutches a can of food during his outfit’s retreat from the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War”, by David Douglas Duncan, December - 1950.

A wounded sailor is being transferred form the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill, after it had been severely damaged by a Kamikaze attack. May, 1945.

The missile magazine of the HMS Antelope explodes as a result of an Argentine aircraft attack, Falklands War, 1982.

President Lyndon Johnson meets with former President Dwight Eisenhower, October 1965.

Young men burn their draft cards in NYC during one of the earliest public protests against the Vietnam War.

Tuberculosis Hospital - Clinton Prison, Dannemora NY - Early-20th Century.

Female Soviet Sniper training a Partisan Fighter on the Eastern Front. WW2. 

Children scramble on Van Brunt and Sackett streets to scoop up wine from the gutters after it is dumped by prohibition agents. New York. ca 1920.

The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur 1908.

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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