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...
Addie Card, 12 years old, anemic little spinner in North Pownal Cotton Mill, Vermont, Photo by Lewis Hine – 1910.
Wounded Canadian and wounded German lighting a cigarette on Passchendale battlefield.
The traditional morning Pledge of Allegiance at public school, Circa 1950s.
Sightseers park to watch a Stratocruiser taxi cross an underpass in Queens, New York March 1951.
One of the 14-inch guns that guarded the Panama Canal in the event of war. Mounted on a turntable, the gun could fire a shell 30 miles out to sea, 1942.
Kids sled down a snow covered street on their flexible flyer sleds in Zainesville, Ohio - Times Recorder File Photo Circa 1950s.
Little girls at Charm School Circa, 1950s. Photo by Life Magazine.
Dachau, Germany, A former child inmate, eating his first meal after the liberation of the concentration camp – 1945.
Yankee stars Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig pose in their “Bustin’ Babes” and “Larrupin Lous” uniforms from their 1927 barnstorming tour.
GI’s watch a trio from the Glenn Miller Theatre sing. Marseilles, France, 1945.
Ronald Reagan advertising cartons of Chesterfield Cigarettes for Christmas, Circa 1950.
The first passengers of New York metro, subway system, 1904.
The dreaded mandatory rope climb in PE classes, Circa 1950's.
Businessmen make their way across a street in Philadelphia on a windy day, 1937.
An American GI fills his mug with snow from a tree to make a cup of hot coffee. Battle of the Bulge, Ardennes Forrest - December 1944.
Office Secretaries gather outside on the street during a smoke break, Circa – 1950s.
A husband and wife are forcibly separated in death by a wall due to their conflicting religious faiths. The husband was Protestant and his wife Catholic, which prohibits mixed burials. A creative compromise was worked out where their separate grave markers could still touch and also be in compliance with cemetery rules. Roermond, Spanish Netherlands – 1888.
German prisoners of war grimace while being forced to watch film footage of a German concentration camp - 1945.
Portrait of Prime Minister Winston Churchill – Photo by Yousuf Karsh 1941.
Honest Joe's Pawn and Loan Shop in Dallas, Texas – 1963.
Drive-In Church Service in Massachusetts. Photo by Ernest Haas – 1951.
New York City Police officers watch as agents pour liquor into a sewer following a raid during prohibition. Exact date unknown.
Actors Grace Kelly and Gary Cooper in ‘High Noon’, 1952.
Two girls at the Bismarck Memorial in Berlin, Germany Photo: Friedrich Seidenstücker 1930.
Unemployed men stand in line to get a free diner at New York's municipal lodging house - New York City 1932.
Two young German Wehrmacht soldiers surrender to Allied forces along a roadside during the Battle of the Bulge - Near Snamont, Liège, Wallonia, Belgium. January 1, 1945.
A couple walks through the burning streets of Berlin in the final days of the war, 1945.
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