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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Historic Photos / Set # 62

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...

General Eisenhower reacts to the news that General MacArthur has been fired by President Truman - 1951.

 Bob Dylan in the recording studio for ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ 1965.

 Luftwaffe aces meet Hitler after an awards ceremony at the Berghof, April 4,1944.

Caltech invited Albert Einstein to spend some time on their campus to try and recruit him. On the train ride back across the country, he visited the Hopi House, near the Grand Canyon, where he posed for a picture with members of the Hopi tribe -1931.

Serbian Warlord Arkan with his Paramilitaries, the “Tigers.” Croatia, 1991.

 President John F. Kennedy presents the National Geographic Society’s Gold Medal to Captain Jacques Cousteau, Washington, D.C., 1961.

Sophia Loren serving pizza to promote the film The Gold of Naples, directed by Vittorio DeSica in which she plays the role of an unfaithful wife of a pizza maker. Milan,1954.

 Pablo Picasso in front of Le Bateau-Lavoir, Montmartre, Paris, circa 1904.

Loggers in a Great Smoky Mountain chestnut tree forest. Over three billion trees like this existed in eastern North America, comprising 25-30% of all trees in the Appalachian Mountains. They were completely decimated in the early 1900s by blight from an Asian fungus.

 An American soldier stands before the alter of a church destroyed by war during World War II.

A woman lies on the ground after fainting as Princess Elizabeth inspects the Women’s Royal Army Corps Honor Guard at the Royal Agricultural Society’s show in Shrewsbury, England - 1949.

 French weightlifter and 1920s Olympic champion Ernest Cadine, 1923.

OJ Simpson tells the jury that the gloves used to murder Nicole Brown “don’t fit” - June 15, 1995.

 Little girl and her pet toad at a pet show, Venice Beach, California, 1936.

WWII — Japanese aircraft in flames, struck by anti-aircraft fire from USS Hornet, circa 1944.

Soldier volunteer tire workers line up with some of the huge bomber tires made at the U.S. Rubber Company plant in Los Angeles, Calif., Feb 24, 1945.

British stage actress Zena Dare models some sort of acoustic headset, ca. 1900s.

USS Missouri during the Japanese Surrender Ceremony, Tokyo Bay, by Ted H. Lambert 1945.

Film crew working a scene during the filming of Apocalypse Now - 1978.

Old School fun... Kids jump from a 2nd story window onto a pile of old mattresses; Newcastle; 1979.

Portrait of a soldier... A Canadian UN soldier in Korea with a U.S. made M-1 Carbine and British Mills bomb grenades during the Korean conflict, location unknown, Circa 1950.

The Savage Skulls Street Gang, The Bronx, 1979.

 Police photo of the items found in serial killer Ted Bundy’s Volkswagen after his capture Utah, 1975.

Some of the sixty-six coffins of RMS Lusitania victims buried in one of the huge graves at the churchyard in Queenstown, Ireland, May 23, 1915.

 Astronaut Dale A. Gardner holds up a “For Sale” sign referring to the two satellites, Palapa B-2 and Westar 6, that he helped retrieve from orbit after their Payload Assist Modules failed to fire.

U.S. nurses walk along a beach in Normandy, France on July 4, 1944, after they had waded through the surf from their landing craft. They are on their way to field hospitals to care for the wounded allied soldiers.

 Wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Military Hospital, December1950.

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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