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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Historic Photos / Set # 65

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...

Klamath Indian chief praying to the spirits at Crater Lake, Oregon, 1923 – Colorized Photo.

Steamship RMS Queen Mary is launched and christened by Queen Mary in Clydebank, Scotland. She was retired in 1967 and sold to the city of Long Beach, California, where she remains permanently moored as a hotel/restaurant. Photo: September 26, 1934 - Planet News Archive/SSLP/Getty.

Female Indian telephone switchboard operator, Helen of Many Glacier Hotel, June 1925.

A KKK member seeks protection from a black police officer from aggressive protestors in Austin, Texas 1993.

Claus von Stauffenberg shaking hands with Hitler, 5 days before trying to assassinate him in a conference with a bomb in his briefcase. 15 July 1944.

Meet Simon, the world’s first smartphone. Released in 1994 by IBM, Simon had a touch screen, had apps loaded via external memory drive, and could predict your next characters as you typed. Simon cost $899 and IBM sold over 50,000 units in 1995.

Facing Death: The different expressions of six civilians moments before being shot to death by a German firing squad in the streets of Bydgoszcz, Poland 1939. 

George Sisler, Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb at the first game of the World Series, Washington DC, 1924.

Telephone switchboard operators at work - Circa 1930.

Tour de France riders using single speed bikes and taking a rolling a smoke break, 1920s.

British Invasion / The Beatles Arrive in New York, February 7, 1964 - Photo by Harry Benson.

 A British Hawker Typhoon’s rockets raining down on a tug caught in the Scheldt estuary, September 1944.

Rocky Marciano, 29, slugs the World Heavyweight Champion, 38-year-old Jersey Joe Walcott, in Philadelphia on September 23, 1952.

Unemployed men outside Al Capone’s soup kitchen in Chicago during the Great Depression, Colorized Photo - 1931.

Anti-Communists protest at the ruined Reichstag Building, Berlin - September 9, 1948.

Dora Ratjen, was a German athlete who competed for Germany in the women's high jump at the 1936 Summer Olympics at Berlin, finishing fourth, but was later discovered to be male when arrested on a train accused of cross dressing.  Charged with fraud, he was later released from custody  when agreeing to cease participation in athletic events.

One of the first photographs ever taken underwater, which required a 30 minute exposure. Photo by Louis Bouton 1893. 

Vietnamese and US troops rest after a tense night awaiting a Viet Cong ambush near the village of Binh Gia.  Photo by Horst Faas, January 1965.

Humility and Humanity of the People in War - German soldier giving bread to an orphaned Russian boy.  Photo Caption: Just because they perceived each other as the “enemy” doesn’t mean either of them were more or less good than than the other. At the end of the day, everyone is still human.  Volkhov, 1942.

A Navy lieutenant aims his flaming arrow at a hut across the river that conceals a Viet Cong bunker - December 1967.

The Eiffel Tower in France during the Nazi occupation, displays a "V" and accompanying banner "Germany is Victorious on all Fronts" to flaunt their military dominance. 1940.

Behind the scenes of the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe standing on the subway grate. On location in NYC, filming of Seven Year Itch, 1954.

 American Soldiers on Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1968.

Damaged while on a run over Cologne, Germany, this B-17 made it back despite heavy damage to its nose. Circa, 1945.

Albert Einstein and Charlie Chaplin at the premiere of the movie “City Lights”. Hollywood, California 1931.

 D-Day -  Colorized photo of American soldiers in WWII. Heading to Tare Green Sector, Utah Beach, Normandy, June 6th 1944.

A woman returns to camp after a day of picking peas in Kern County, California. She traveled 70 miles for the opportunity to work and earned $1.25 for her labor.  Photo by Dorothea Lange April 1940.

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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