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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Historic Photo Sets # 74

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...

German soldiers on outpost duty near Antwerp, sharing their food with Belgian orphans, published in 1915.

Dr. Jonas Salk and a nurse administer the polio vaccine to a small girl, Oakland, Pittsburgh, PA, Circa 1955.

Vancouver B.C. forest fire prevention sign - Circa 1950s.

University of Michigan football team, 1917.

A HUP Retriever pulls Ensign E.H. Barry of an AF Guardian from the waters of the Atlantic, escort carrier Block Island in BG August 12, 1953.

Joseph Goebbels congratulating a 16yr old winner of the Iron Cross, Wehrmacht member Wilhelm Hubner. March 9, 1945.

Evangelist Billy Graham delivers a sermon to 1.1 million Koreans at Yeoido Park in Seoul / June 3, 1973.

Nelson Mandela and fellow ANC activist Walter Sisulu in the prison yard on Robben Island, 1966.

Hillary Diane Rodham at Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts in her final year, 1969.

Douglas Fairbanks holds up Charlie Chaplin in front of a huge crowd to promote Liberty Bonds on Wall Street in New York City, 1918.

Soviet tank and protestor clash in the streets of Vilnius, Lithuania: January 1991.

In 1974, Daniel Sorine photographed mimes in NYC... 35 years later, he realized one was the then unknown Robin Williams.

Father Alec Reid administers the last rites to Corporal David Howes, one of two soldiers executed by the Provisional IRA in Belfast - 1988.

Heinz Meixner defects from East Germany by driving through Checkpoint Charlie after removing his windshield and letting air out of his tires. May 5th, 1963.

 Nelson Mandela giving a speech with Fidel Castro, 1990’s.

 A house in San Francisco is relocated using literal horsepower - 1908.  

Two men in a pillory and one on a whipping post in prison in Delaware - 1907.

The Goebbels children, dead by cyanide that was administered by their parents in the Führerbunker, photographed after being discovered by the Soviets - 1945.

John Griffin showing the newspaper story about someone hanging him in effigy for posing as black man while preparing for his book, “Black Like Me” / March 2, 1960.

Norma Jean, New York, June 1, 1949.

 Construction progress of the Eiffel Tower in 1887.

Massed Detroit-made Army ambulances parked at the Ordnance Depot, Fort Wayne, Indiana, ready to be shipped to Europe for D-Day, March 1944.

 People watch San Francisco burn after the great earthquake of 1906.

Two Jewish boys are playing the violin for German soldiers who have just seized their village as part of the September 1939 invasion of Poland.

A family takes inventory within their nuclear fallout shelter, Circa 1950.  

Woman strikes a pose at cliff's edge in the Yosemite Valley, California 1902.   

Girl poses with her cat in photo portrait / Date Unknown.

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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