Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Historic Photo Sets # 75

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...

A young black man, in an act of resistance to South Africa’s apartheid policies, riding a bus restricted to whites only, in Durban, South Africa, 1986.

Child during the Holy Friday procession. Zamora. The Kingdom of Spain - 1957.

When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, flour mills of the 30s started using flowered fabric for their sacks.

After the liberation on Aug 26, 1944, Parisian women with their children run for cover as remaining German snipers open fire from the roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Adolf Hitler as a young child, ca 1890.

A mother and daughter, pre civil rights movement.

Watching the construction of the Berlin Wall, West Berlin, 1962. 

An East German guard passes a flower through a gap in the Berlin Wall on the morning it was torn down - November 10th 1989.

Children check their ID tags while they wait to be evacuated from urban areas of England during the Battle of Britain 1940.

President Ronald Reagan wearing sweatpants aboard Air Force One.

Over 2 million people gathered in Times Square, NY to celebrate the end of World War II, 1945.

Rare photo of an 8 year-old Helen Keller with her teacher Anne Sullivan. Taken in 1888, It was lost for 120 years, only rediscovered in March 2008.

The child of a KKK member approaches black state troopers at a rally in Georgia - Photo by Todd Robertson 1992.

Installing the first neon sign on the Las Vegas Strip. El Rancho Vegas sign by YESCO - 1941.

Central Park in 1930 a year after the start of the Great Depression.

An English girl comforts her doll in the rubble of her bomb-damaged home, 1940.

Coca-Cola advertisement via birdseed in Saint Mark’s Square in Venice, 1960s.

“Operation Babylift” with airlifted orphans from Vietnam to the US. April 12, 1975.

Son runs to say goodbye to his father, who is going to fight in the II World War.

A milkman still doing his morning rounds in the ruined streets of London during the Blitz - Circa 1940.

The zeppelin Hindenburg flies over Manhattan hours before bursting into flames during landing - May 6, 1937.

The last public execution in the USA, Rainey Bethea killed in Owensboro, KY 1936.

Blackie & Brownie begging for Milk at Arch Badertscher’s Dairy Farm October 15, 1954.

Young boy attending Martin Luther King’s speech, 1968.

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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