Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Historic Photos / Set # 53

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...

St Paul’s Cathedral, London during the German bombing campaign called the Blitz by Daily Mail photographer Herbert Mason December 29, 1940.

A group of people having a Christmas party aboard a LMS (London, Midland, Scottish Railway) train car in 1935.

 Slum dwellings in Amsterdam’s Jewish Quarter, 1925.

The Kennedy Family - Summer at Hyannis Port, Massachusetts – 1963.

French girl engaged to German soldier follows him into prison compound after his capture near Orleans by U.S. forces, August 1944. 

Freedom Riders Julia Aaron and David Dennis sit aboard an interstate bus as they and 25 other civil rights activists are escorted by Mississippi National Guardsmen on a violence-marred trip between Montgomery, Alabama, and Jackson, Mississippi. June 2, 1961.

Future American President Gerald Ford at age five. 1918.

USAF F-82G Twin Mustang over Korea - Circa 1950.

Japanese envoys leave the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan after signing surrender papers, September 2, 1945.

President Ronald Reagan and his staff watch a video of the Challenger disaster. January 28, 1986.

Macy’s department store detectives posing for a photograph with their backs turned so as not to reveal their identity. New York City – 1948.

Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at the horse races, 1968.

Northwestern University girl students in a Home Guard rifle drill - Oak Park, Illinois on January 11, 1942.

Medic Callahan giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a dying soldier in Vietnam 1967.

Pope John Paul II talking with his assassin, Ali Agca, in his prison cell – 1983.

Homeless man sleeping on a park bench on Christmas Eve at Stureplan in Stockholm, Sweden, 1917.

Frances “Poppy” Northcutt, who at 25 help designed the return-to-Earth trajectory that the Apollo 8 crew took from the moon, back to Earth, she also help design the and built the descent engine for the Apollo lunar lander.

Theodore Roosevelt in a 1910 Mitchell Model S with Connecticut plate, 1914-1918.

View of USS ARIZONA taken from Manhattan Bridge on the East River in New York City on its way back from sea trials – 1916.

A crowd of teenagers and children observe the slumped body of a young Armed Forces of Liberia soldier accused of looting and murder, who has just been executed by firing squad, November 21, 1992.

Homer Peel kisses his 12-year-old bride Geneva on the courthouse steps following their wedding ceremony. Madinsonville, Tennessee. June 25, 1937. 

Elton John does a handstand on his piano, London, England - Photo by Terry O’Neill 1972.

Browning gun store in Ogden, Utah in the 1880s.

A women with what possessions she has left after the Bayless Pulp and Paper Company Dam gave way on September 30, 1911 in Austin, Pennsylvania.

Austrian girls celebrate the Anschluss with a German soldier in Salzburg, Austria, March 12, 1938.

A technician stands and adjusts the wiring at the rear of a large computer designed to monitor water depth and soil quality in Phoenix, Arizona, 1965.

Boys swarm around peep-shows in a penny arcade at an outdoor carnival in Granville, West Virginia, September, 1938.

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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