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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Historic Photos / Set # 56

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...

Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, ‘PATIENCE PLEASE… A DRUG FREE AMERICA COMES FIRST!’ US Customs, Photo by Ethan Russell – 1972.

Black Protest of Police Brutality, New York City 1963.

Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen connect to a PDP-10 computer at the University of Washington, through a teletype terminal at their Lakeside School in Seattle in 1968.

The “Columbus Map” of the known world drawn in the workshop of Bartolomeo and Christopher Columbus in Lisbon, Portugal - Circa 1490.

Engine Company no. 20 of New York City shows off the new smoke masks invented by James D. Halloran, a fellow firefighter. October 18th 1911.

James Watson and Francis Crick with their DNA double helix model, Cavendish Laboratories, 1953.

A woman crying the day Dessau was bombed by 520 allied aircraft, March 7, 1945.

Failure of the 350 foot tall Teton Dam near Rexburg, Idaho – The tallest dam ever to fail / June 6, 1976.

U.S. crewman runs from a crashed CH-21 Shawnee troop helicopter near the village of Ca Mau in the southern tip of South Vietnam, Photo by Horst Faas - December 11, 1962.

Women line up outside a butcher shop to buy scarce meat in North Cheam, Surrey, England, on April 17, 1942.

Mugshot of Joseph Stalin Taken by the Tsarist Secret Police in Saint Petersburg, Russia as Stalin was fighting the Russian Government prior to the Revolution in 1917.

Soldier examining the wreckage of a German Ju 88 ‘Schnellbomber’ in Norway - Circa 1942.

Farmers waiting for the opening of a slave fair in St. Louis, Missouri, 1852.

The German city of Cologne by the end of WWII – 1945.

Due to using Peanuts characters as call signs Apollo 10 commander Tom Stafford pats the nose of a giant stuffed Snoopy for good luck prior to launch. May 18, 1969.

Oldest known photo of a tornado, taken about 20 miles SW of Howard, South Dakota - August 28, 1884.

The tanker World Unicorn under construction at Swan Hunter in Tyneside, England - 1973. 

Stunned, silent members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference sit in Dr. King’s room at the Lorraine Motel after his assassination, April 4, 1968.

"I AM AN AMERICAN" Japanese-American Owned Grocery Store, Oakland California, Photo by Dorothea Lange – March, 1942.

Men of Company A, Engineer Battalion, near Petersburg, VA, 1864.

Scene at a Ku Klux Klan initiation ritual in Georgia, May 1946.

Hitler looking at a scale model of the plans to rebuild his hometown of Linz, Austria model prepared by his personal architect Hermann Giesler took five years to complete February 1945.

"Eat in Car" early drive-in Hollywood, California - Photo by John Gutmann 1935.

WWII - An American “P–47 Thunderbolt” captured and flown by German Air Force –1945.

West Berlin children, from left, Peter Friedrich, 5, Katrin Kuhl, 4, and Jurgen Bottcher, 8, build a pretend Berlin Wall in a vacant lot in October 1961.

Lumberjacks very sure of their skills pose for a photo, Humboldt County, California 1915. 

A young Nelson Mandela poses in his boxing outfit, 1950.

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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