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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Historic Photos / Set # 49

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...

Thomas Lincoln, father of President Abraham Lincoln – 1850.

The Hindenburg Zeppelin flying over the Olympics in Berlin, Germany 1936.

General Douglas MacArthur kisses the white-gloved hand of Madame Chiang Kai-shek, just before he departed Taipei, Formosa after a conference with Chiang Kai-shek and the Nationalist government. August 7, 1950.

A log splashes into the Klamath River after sliding down the Pokegama Timber Chute. The chute was a half a mile long and logs reached speeds of 90mph. Photo by Maud Baldwin, Circa 1900.

The funeral of Queen Victoria (81) is held at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. After 2 days of lying-in-state, she was interred beside Prince Albert in Frogmore Mausoleum at Windsor Castle. February 2, 1901. (Hulton Archive/Getty)

The German ship Pamir which, became the last commercial sailing ship to round Cape Horn – 1949. She capsized and sank in September 1957 in a hurricane off the Azores, with the loss of 80 crew members.

Adoph Hitler greets President Hindenburg on the Day of the Potsdam – March 21, 1933.

January 14, 1973: Elvis Presley’s Aloha From Hawaii, is broadcast live via satellite from Honolulu Hawaii, and airs in over 40 countries across Asia and Europe. The show was the first entertainment special by a single performer to be broadcast live around the world. January 14, 1973 (Gary Null / NBC)

Maud Wagner, Circus performer and the first known female tattoo artist, Circa 1911. 

The interior of Hitler's underground bunker in Berlin, where he would reside for three months until his suicide.

Astronaut chimpanzee, Ham, gets an apple after his first successful flight into space - January 1961.

Jadwiga Dzido shows her scarred leg to the Nuremberg court as an expert medical witness explains the procedures inflicted on her at Ravensbrück concentration camp, 1942.

On the edge of the Grand Canyon, 1914.

American Soldiers consume rations outside a field hospital during the Battle of the Bulge – 1944.  

Young oyster shuckers, Port Royal, South Carolina Circa 1909. 

General Dwight D. Eisenhower awarding a third star to General George S. Patton, 1943.

January 28, 1986: Space Shuttle Challenger explodes after liftoff killing all seven astronauts on board. This flight marked the first time a non-government civilian, schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe, had flown aboard the Space Shuttle.

Children play in the streets of the working class neighborhood Cardiff, Wales - January 1954. Photo: Bert Hardy/Picture Post.

Followers of Charles Manson, Krenwinkel, Atkins, and Van Houten leaving the Los Angeles courtroom after being convicted of the first degree murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others. January 25, 1971 (Bride Lane Library/Popperfoto)

Gilbert’s Studio, Medical Class and Staff Picture, 1910.  (Smithsonian American Art Museum)

The world’s first “jumbo jet”, the Boeing 747, starts commercial service from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport on Pan American Airways. January 22, 1970 (Rolls Press / Popperfoto)

Jaqueline Kennedy at the pre-inaugural ball held at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C. - January 19, 1961.

Shoichi Yokoi weeping with emotion as he is applauded on his arrival in Tokyo after hiding in the jungle of Guam for 28 years, 31 years after he had left Japan to do his military service. (Keystone/Getty)

Christ Episcopal Church - Babe Ruth pays his respects to Lou Gehrig at his funeral, 1941.

The Mona Lisa is packed away for protection and moved to avoid being taken by the Germans during World War II - The painting was moved five times during the war to avoid discovery by the enemy.

Norman Hartnell model, Jane McNeil, arrives at St Giles Church, Edinburgh, for her marriage to the Earl of Dalkeith, son of the Duke of Buccleuch - January 1953 / Photo: Bert Hardy/Picture Post.

 A dead child on the streets of Tampere during the Finnish Civil War, 1918.

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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