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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Historic Photos / Set # 51

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...

 Malcolm X poses for a police mugshot, at age 18 in Boston, 1944.

Truman addresses a crowd from the back of a train during his whistle-stop tour, Photo by George Skadding – 1952.

Police attempt to escort a black man to safety as he is attacked by a white man during the race rioting that flared in the downtown area of Detroit on June 21, 1943. Troops were called in at the request of the Michigan Governor when police were unable to stop the fighting.

President Lyndon Johnson howls with his dog Yuki at his ranch near Stonewall, Texas as his grandson looks on, January 6, 1968.

A German Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter undergoing wind tunnel tests at the Hermann Goering Aviation Research Institute, 1940.

John F. Kennedy just after his high school graduation, 1934.

Irma Grese, nicknamed ‘The Beautiful Beast’ a concentration camp guard and one of the few women to be called to account for her crimes is pictured with Joseph Kramer who was commandant of Auschwitz and later Belsen concentration camps. She was hanged aged 22 in 1945 and Kramer in 1946.

A member of the ‘Guardian Angels’, a volunteer crime-fighting organization, patrols a NYC subway train – Circa – 1980s.

Mahatma Gandhi’s worldly possessions. Circa – 1948.

Portrait of a wounded Russian soldier, Battle of Vuosalmi, summer of 1944. 

Cornelia, right, and Edith Vanderbilt pose with horses at The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, around 1916. Both women played active roles in raising money and other help for those who served in WWI. 

Crowd at Washington Star scoreboard for American League Pennant game, Nationals-New York - August 29, 1924.

A German soldier reading a newspaper in his foxhole on the Eastern Front - 1941. 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt waving his hat to the crowd from an open automobile during a visit to Boston in 1940.

African child in human zoo in Belgium - 1958. Throughout the late 19th century, and well into the 1950′s, Africans and in some cases Native Americans, were kept as exhibits in zoos to show racial spectacles of "savages" through global history.

Olive Oatman was captured by Native Americans in Arizona in 1851, and integrated into a Mojave tribe. She was given her facial tattoo to ensure her passage into the afterlife. In 1857 she was finally set free after being located by local settlers. This photo was taken shortly after her rescue.

The bombing of Kobe, Japan in 1945.

Slave cell block where slaves were held before going to auction – Alexandria, Virginia 1860.

Citizens of Sarajevo collecting firewood during the Siege of Sarajevo in 1992.

Bill Clinton as a teenager graduating high school, 1964.

Ku Klux Klan meeting, “JESUS SAVES” Circa – 1920s.

Heavily camouflaged Japanese ship mimicking a small island strafed by American Patrol Bomber in 1944.

WWII General George S. Patton… as a Colonel in WWI with a French “Renault FT” tank Circa 1918.

Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy Reagan smile as they have their honeymoon dinner at the Stork Club in New York City 1952.

Three soldiers and seven horses of the Queen’s Household Cavalry lie dead after the IRA detonated a nail bomb while soldiers were riding to Buckingham Palace to take part in the Changing of the Guard ceremony, Hyde Park, London, July 20, 1982. 

Twenty one people were killed on Commercial Street in the North End when a tank of molasses ruptured and exploded, Boston, Mass 1919-01-15.

Actress Marilyn Monroe and NY Yankee Joe Di Maggio on their wedding day – San Francisco CA - January 14, 1954.

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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