Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Friday, September 25, 2015

Historic Photos / Set # 50

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...

Serena and Venus Williams posing for a picture with former President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy in 1990.

The Luftwaffe Heinkel He111 was the first Nazi plane shot down over Britain during Second World War.

Sniper fire sends French citizens sprawling or fleeing in the Place de la Concorde on August 26, 1944.

Indian pilots who flew Birmingham built Spitfires during The Battle of Britain in World War II 

Milk drop coronet, the first photo ever taken of a droplet landing in liquid. Photo by Harold Edgerton – 1957.

Yankee Stadium on opening game day against the Boston Red Sox, April 18, 1923.

Chase Manhattan bank hostage, Shirley Ball collects a stack of pizza’s ordered by hostage taker, John Wojtowicz. Wojtowicz threw thousands of dollars out of the door to pay for the pizza. Gravesend, Brooklyn. August 22, 1972.

Newspaper boys taking a smoke break, Saint Louis, Missouri - Photo by Lewis Hine Circa – 1910.

The future races the past - Parallel roadway and railway in rural Wyoming – Photo by Elliott Erwitt, 1954.

The writers of the Simpsons, the longest running animated television show in history, at work in the early days, 1992.

Klu Klux Klan member and mayor of Denver, Colorado Ben Stapleton, marches with the KKK through downtown Denver, 1920s.

 Interior of The Arcade in downtown Cleveland, looking south, 1966. 

An East German woman stands crying after she passed a young boy to a man in West Berlin, over a barbed wire fence separating East and West Berlin, 1961. 

Colorized Photo of busy street in Manhattan’s Little Italy, Lower East Side, Circa 1900.

Super Bowl I – Green Bay Packers versus Kansas City Chiefs - Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, January 15th 1967.

A garrison of Canadian soldiers march past Stonehenge in Britain during World War I – 1914.

People witness the Priscilla Nuclear Test, Nevada desert 1952.

American troops ready to return home from the Korean War on a Douglas C-124 Globemaster II Seoul, Korea, 1953.

A Secret Service agent brandishes a submachine gun while other agents and police subdue gunman John Hinckley, Jr behind him. Hinckley shot President Reagan in Washington on March 30, 1981.

Boeing B-29A-45-BN Superfortress Incendiary Journey mission to Osaka, Japan – June 1, 1945.

Five United States Presidents attend the funeral of President Richard Nixon, April 27, 1994.

A German mother shields the eyes of her son as they walk past a row of exhumed bodies, 57 Russians killed by SS troops and dumped in a mass grave outside Suttrop, Germany. Before final reburial, all German civilians in the vicinity were ordered to view the victims by the US Army, May 1945.

Construction of the glass pyramid entrance in the courtyard of the Louvre, 1980s.

French citizens thank American soldiers for their service during World War I – Circa 1917.

American servicemen pause on a downtown Saigon street to read a local newspaper account of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, Vietnam, July 21, 1969.

The bodies of seven railwaymen still on public display three days after their execution. They were hanged after a partisan unit derailed a German train. Płaszów, Kraków, Occupied Poland – June 29, 1942.

A portrait of a group of buffalo hunters in Boulder, Colorado – Circa Late 1800s.

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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