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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Historic Photos / Set # 60

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...

Actor Robert Mitchum, center right, and actress Lila Leeds, left, are sentenced to 60 days in jail on charges of conspiracy to possess marijuana cigarettes in Los Angles, February 9, 1949.

An American tank rolls over a Nazi banner laid out in the street after its crew helped take the town of Lembach/spring 1945.

Fidel Castro plays baseball for the Los Barbudos, the “Bearded Ones”, a few months after he overthrew the Batista regime in Havana, 1959.

Dwight D. Eisenhower walking past a destroyed German Tiger Tank after the Battle of Chambois, France 1944.

A young Barack Obama riding a tricycle, Circa 1965.

A disabled German veteran, decorated with the Iron Cross, begs for money in the street, 1923.

Captain Avraham Adan raises a handmade Israeli “Ink Flag” at Eilat, signifying the end of the 1948, Arab-Israeli War.

Having a computer delivered during the 1950s.

German Nazi Leader of the SS Heinrich Himmler’s corpse after he committed suicide using a hidden capsule of cyanid under British Custody. May 23, 1945.

American scientist James Stuckey and volunteer Judy Creeden demonstrate the human body’s ability to function as a conductor of electricity during a lecture in New York sponsored by the Atomic Energy Commission, 1966.

A captured American pilot in North Vietnam. Photo by Thomas Billhardt.

Two homeless men squat in the shadow of the recently completed World Trade Center, which was mostly unoccupied due to the fact the city was on the verge of bankruptcy.October 1975.

Hollywood film cutter Gladys Baker shares a happy moment at the beach with her 3 year-old daughter Norma Jeane, the future Marilyn Monroe, in 1929.

Opening addresses are given in the Palace of the Republic’s central hall at the start of East Germany’s 11th Party Congress, 1986.

Boeing receptionists Joyce Howe and Susan Heidreich walking over the roof of the camouflaged Boeing plant Number 2 during World War II.  The plant was covered in camouflage netting and made to look like a suburban setting to protect it from attack from enemy war planes.

Buccleuch Avon, considered to be the ancestor of all modern Labrador Retrievers, Circa – 1890.

Emperor Hirohito, Japan’s longest reigning monarch and one of the Axis Leaders during WWII, waving a small Japanese flag as a toddler. 1902.

Russian soldiers teaching German POW’s The Cossack’s Dance on the Eastern Front, 1915.

Workmen install a generator within the powerhouse of the Norris Dam in Tennessee, Circa 1935.

The first and final launch of the Soviet CCCP Buran space shuttle, November, 1988.

Rare photo of The Beatles playing to a small group of 18 people in Aldershot, England. December 1961.

Indigo Plantation, Allahabad, India - 1877, Photo by French photographer Oscar Mallitte.

German factory workers watch President Kennedy’s motorcade make its way through Frankfurt, Germany - June 1963.

CERN scientist on the phone in a control room, Geneva, Switzerland. Date Unknown.

Finnish fighter pilot, Captain Karhunen with his plane, WWII.

Easter Sunday, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York City – 1913.

Photo identity sequence of prisoner Czeslawa Kwoka, age 14, upon her arrival at Auschwitz with her mother in December of 1942. Both women were dead within three months.  Photo by Prisoner Wilhelm Brasse - Auschwitz Photography Department.

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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