Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Historic Photos / Set # 64

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...

Stock-boy working in a small rural IGA grocery store in southeast Idaho, 1972.

The mechanical man of the future. Mummers Parade, New Years Day, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 1936.

Workers gather to collect their pay on payday in the coal mining town of Omar, West Virginia, September – 1938.

Photo of neurologist Duchenne de Boulogne electrocuting a man’s face in order to study the neurology of facial muscles. Paris, France – 1862.

Two young black men pass Ku Klux Klan marchers in downtown Salisbury, North Carolina - August 1964.

"Real Gabinete Portugues de Leitura" (Royal Portugeses Reading Room) Photo by Caio Reisewitz - 2004.

 Soldiers of the French Second Armored Division being welcomed as they travel down Les Champs-Elysees - Photo by Robert Capa - August 26th 1944.

A young boy selling bread in a street in Salonika, Greece, 1947.

Brigadier General Benjamin O. Davis Sr watching the Signal Corps in France, August 8, 1944. He was the first African-American general officer in the United States Army.

Bill Murry, during his interview as the first guest of the David Letterman Show, 1983.

An 8 year old newsie on the streets of Waco, Texas. Photo by Lewis Wikes Hine, 1913.

At a pivotal moment of his speech, a dove landed on Fidel Castro’s shoulder and two others hovered around the stage. A sign of divine right or a staged stunt? Jan. 8, 1959.

Stranded passengers at Grand Central Terminal in New York City await news during a sudden railway strike. May 23, 1946.

German Shepard Dog wearing a gas mask during World War I, 1917.

 Norwegian speed skater Oscar Mathisen, posing with all his medals, 1914.

American marines watch as Saipan inhabitants hurl themselves off of cliffs in mass suicide rather than surrender, following the Japanese defeat in July 1944.

Adolf Hitler upon his release from Landsberg Prison, Germany - December 20, 1924.

Radiology Nurse Technician in protective gear WWI France, 1918.

 A cyclist passes through the bombed out remains of Brest, France – 1944.

A family from East Berlin watches and wait in their car for their turn to cross into West Berlin following the fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989.  Photo by Alexandra Avakian.

ruins of Urakami Cathedral, located 2 miles from the atomic blast over Nagasaki, Japan - Photographed September, 1945.

A solider helps a dog across a soldier's trench on the Asiago Plateau during WWI – June, 1916.

A Gentlemen's Game… Player's take a break for tea provided by wait staff during a cricket match, 1938.

The NBC Radio Studios in Hollywood, at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street, California – 1938.

Sailors of the Baltic Fleet of the Russian Federation with little girl named Lucy whose parents died during the siege of Leningrad, May 1, 1943.

Work comes to a halt as shocked Observer newsroom staff members stand in front of a small television set placed on the city editor’s desk to watch coverage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, November, 1963.

People of the city of Paris celebrating their liberation via the American Army - August 24th 1944 / Photo Robert Capa.  

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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