Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Friday, February 19, 2016

Historic Photos / Set # 69

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...

Bernard Otto Holtermann with his 630lb Gold Nugget, the largest found so far -  North Sydney, Australia - Circa 1875.

Wreck of the steamer “Princess May” in Alaska, 1910.

 Formula One World Champion Jackie Stewart wearing an early helmet camera to capture on-board footage, 1966.

A Japanese boy standing at attention after having brought his deceased younger brother to a cremation pyre, following the dropping of the Atomic Bomb. Nagasaki, 1945.

We Want Beer! Prohibition Protest, 1931.

 TF38.3 entering Ulithi Atoll after strikes in the Philippines. USS Langley, Ticonderoga, Washington, North Carolina, South Dakota, Santa Fe, Biloxi, Mobile,  and Oakland. December 2nd, 1944.

 Alfred Hitchcock catching snowflakes during a sleigh ride with his grandchildren, 1960.

18 years old George Harris placing flowers into the rifle barrels of National Guardsman outside of the Pentagon October 21, 1967. Photo by Bernie Boston.

 Future famous scientist Stephen Hawking paces the Oxford Rowing Team as a coxswain in 1961.

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh October, 1957. Photo by Lord Snowdon.

A train car ferry loaded with boxcars crossing the icy Detroit River, 1900.

A WWI copilot prepares to drop a bomb by hand over an enemy trench, aircraft of war technology, circa 1917.

A white cat named George, who lives at the top of one of the pylon supports of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, keeps a watchful eye on the city below - 1957.

Winter Fifth avenue, New York City 1892 – Photo by Alfred Stieglitz.

Cars and wagons clutter crowded Quincy Market, Boston – Circa 1925. Photo by Leslie Jones.

A father’s hands press against the window of a bus carrying his tearful son and wife to safety during the Siege of Sarajevo, November 10, 1992.

Kids playing on the Lower East Side, New York City 1963. Photo By William Carter.

Tenement buildings on East 100th Street in New York City, Circa 1980 - Photo by Bruce Davidson.

Astronaut Bill Dana watches the B-52 that dropped his experimental lifting body craft overfly his landing zone, Edwards AFB, 1963.

Russian Military Motorcycle Parade 1940s. 

Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, and Diane Keaton, filming “The Godfather” in New York City. Photo by Harry Benson, 1971.

The second bomb explodes 12 seconds after the first detonated during the Boston Marathon, which killed 3 and injured 264 people - April 15, 2013.

 Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill, Circa – 1885.

A 250MB hard drive, Circa 1979. 

Little Italy, New York City 1900.

More than 50 black South Africans lie dead after police opened fire on a demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa - March 21, 1960.

White high school students cursing black students on the first day that public schools were integrated in Montgomery, Alabama. Photo by Flip Schulke, 1963.

Pink Floyd, in January 1968, from the only known photo-shoot of all five members… Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Nick Mason, and Sid Barrett.

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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