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 Austrian boy rejoices after receiving a pair of new shoes -World War II Era.
Norwegian civilians celebrate the arrival of an Allied military mission in Oslo to deliver the conditions for capitulation to the Germans and arrange for their surrender which would take place at midnight. Oslo, Østlandet, Norway. 8 May 1945.
One of the 1.5 million citizens tagged, documented, and executed by the Khmer Rouge for the crime of “being educated,” Cambodia, 1978.
Portrait of a teenage German soldier of the 4th SS Panzergrenadier Regiment Der Führer after being taken as a POW by the U.S. 3rd Armored Division during the Battle of the Bulge. Near St. Vith, Liège, Wallonia, Belgium. 23 December 1944.
Sophie Kurys, star player for the Rancine Belles on the All American Girls Professional Baseball league from 1943-1950.
A woman walks through the lonely ruins of her city, past a sign that reads "Hitler's Work" Berlin, 1945.
A boy works in a shoe repair shop in Moscow, Russia 1925.
A motorcycle policeman stops to chat with two toddler boys. Garden City, New York - Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1947.
A dramatic photo of a Red Army soldier praying during the Battle of Kursk, Russia 1943.
High School Classroom, Iowa - Circa 1948 for Life Magazine.
Father and daughter share a moment, Circa 1918.
Russian children having a meal of molasses bread and coffee in a Displaced Persons Camp, Germany, Photo by William Vandivert - April 1945.
The US National Team at the first FIFA World Cup, July 26, 1930.
A boy left his bike chained to a tree when he went away to war in 1914. He never returned, leaving the tree no choice but to grow around the bike. Photographer Unknown.
Seven year old named Ferris selling newspapers on a street corner. He is likely a homeless orphan, as thousands of other “newsies” were at the turn of the 20th century. Mobile, Alabama, 1914.
A German soldier shakes hands with a Jewish child during the German occupation of Poland during World War I. A disturbing picture considering the change of attitude 20 years later when the occupation was repeated with horrific consequences.
A Charles University official in ceremonial robes presents a diploma to a graduate; Note the Auschwitz tattoo number on her arm. Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1947.
Trick or Treaters - October 31, 1969 - Photo: Steve Larson / The Denver Post.
Men take notice of the first miniskirts coming into fashion in Latvia, 1965.
Desert Storm Victory Parade in New York City, 1992.
Three East German guards goose-stepping as they march in front of the War Memorial, East Berlin, Photo by Ralph Crane, 1967.
A game of cricket on the streets of London, April 25, 1930.
Friends John Lennon and Paul McCartney pose on the streets of Liverpool in the summer of 1961.
Carrying a guitar and a M16 rifle, a Marine waits at a landing strip for a flight out of Khe Sanh, February 25th, 1968.
A French boy introduces himself to Indian soldiers who had just arrived in France to fight alongside French and British forces, Marseilles, 30th September 1914.
A formation of Spitfires on intercept patrol over De Djerba Island, off Gabes, on their way to the Mareth Line area, Tunisia 1943.
A disabled veteran soldier comes home to Vienna, Photo by Ernst Haas, Circa 1946.
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