Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Historic Photos / Set # 61

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...

An old woman tearfully bids farewell to a relative as she escapes the besieged city of Bosnia, Sarajevo, 1993.

Eight hours after its closest approach to Saturn, Voyager 1 took this picture of the planet’s ring system. November 12, 1980.

A bread line to feed people following the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906.

Amish children in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania – Colorized Photo – 1937.

View of Midtown Manhattan, New York City, Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt –1939.

Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man in history, with his parents and siblings in Alton, Illinois, 1935 he continued to grow until his death at 22 when he was 8'11" tall.

Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin., Jr takes a selfie while in space on Gemini 12 – November 1966.

Jennie Churchill with her sons John & Winston (the future Prime Minister), 1889.

Two performers of the Bertram Mills Circus walk head-to-head down a city street in London, England to promote the show. 1953.

Main Street, Richmond, Virginia, Circa 1905.

Portrait of a young Queen Elizabeth II at Nottingham's Council House. 

Exhausted US Navy pilots catching a few winks in the Ready Room, November 1944.      

Buffy, Jody & Mrs. Beasley from the television show Family Affair, 1967.

Robin Williams street performing in New York City, 1979.

The ship HMS Legion moves alongside the damaged and listing HMS Ark Royal in order to take off survivors. The aircraft carrier was torpedoed by the German U-boat U 81 off Gibraltar. November 13, 1941.

 The style of United States Secret Service uniforms under President Nixon, 1970-74.

Family portrait of an African American Union Soldier in Uniform with his wife and daughters - Circa 1860s.

The Grand Dragon of the Fulton County, Georgia, Ku Klux Klan, an Atlanta doctor named Samuel Green, surrounded by his assistants, May 1946.

British troops march past the Great Pyramids in Egypt, 1940. Photo By Margaret Bourke-White.

The last prisoners to leave Alcatraz Prison in 1963.

The Arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald outside theater in Dallas, Nov. 22, 1963.

 Lonely woodsmen in Montana frontier put out an advertisement, 1901.

Richard M. Nixon celebrating at the GOP convention in Chicago. Photo by George Skadding, 1952.

Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog drop in to visit Yoda and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) of planet Dagobah during his training on the on the film set of the Empire Strikes Back - 1980.

Then British Airship R33 preparing for launch, Barlow, Yorkshire. March, 1919.

Heinrich Himmler and his daughter, Gudrun in 1941. Gudrun, who lives in Munich, is to this day an unapologetic Nazi. Since 1951, she has been an active member of Stille Hilfe, an organization supporting arrested, condemned or fugitive former SS members.

Children. They are the most vulnerable victims of war and genocide. Between 1933 and 1945, millions of children were displaced as a result of persecution by the Nazis and their collaborators. After World War II, relief agencies photographed some of the children who survived to help find their families. Now, more than 65 years later, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is working to discover what became of these young survivors.   

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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