Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Historic Photos / Set # 71

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...

An unexploded German parachute mine in a Liverpool garden, 1940 (via Imgur) 

Commander Ian Fleming codenamed “17F” poses at the Admiralty in London, while working for the Naval Intelligence Division during WW2 – He later went on to write the highly successful James Bond Spy Novel Series.

B-26 Bombers drop bombs on the Moselle Bridge, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany - December, 1944.

One of the 1.7 million Germans killed in the Great War, WWI Circa 1917.

Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft had been set to launch at 6:22 p.m. ET from the Wallops Flight Facility along the Atlantic Ocean, carrying roughly 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station. CNN.

Director Alfred Hitchcock, during the filming of The Birds, USA. Photo by Philippe Halsman, 1962.

Prisoners work at Belbaltlag, a Gulag camp for building the White Sea-Baltic Sea Canal, 1932.

German soldier of the Wehrmacht get in stride with the goose step march.

Indígena de la clase rica (Mestiza sangley-filipina). Photograph by the Dutch photographer, Francisco van Camp, ca. 1875. She’s a Chinese mestiza from the Philippines.

A family stands amid the ruined buildings in Nuremberg after the Allied bombings; Germany - 20 April 1945.

An unknown lieutenant in the 32nd “Red Arrow” Infantry Division gets a tearful goodbye hug from his daughter he prepares to leave with his unit for post mobilization training at Fort Lewis, WA during the Berlin Crisis of 1961. Cold War.

Phantasmagorical view of New York City’s Empire State Building in weird contrast taken from 2 miles away in New Jersey, Photo by Andreas Feininger, 1946.

Native American Chiefs with Rodman Wanamaker at the groundbreaking ceremony for the National American Indian Memorial, Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, New York – 1913. The grand memorial plan was later abandoned and never completed. 

German soldier killed by a shot to the back of the head, possibly by sniper fire, Operation Barbarossa - codename for the planned invasion of the Soviet Union - 1941.

Elvis Presley giving Muhammad Ali a $10,000 robe with the inscription “People’s Champion” February 14, 1963.

British Sten-gun assembly girl. Royal Armory Photo, Circa 1942.

African slaves aboard the Dutch ship HMS Daphne headed east to slave markets along the Arabian Peninsula and Persian Gulf regions of the world. November 1868. 

Coney Island, New York, circa 1905. "Dreamland Ballroom." The home of light music. Dry Plate Glass Negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Hollywood actress Ingrid Bergman on her wedding day, 1937.

A day at the beach, Circa 1900.

Bogart and Bacall shortly after their wedding, Circa – 1945.

Anne Frank and family during happier times – Date and Location Unknown.

German SS guards, exhausted from their forced labour clearing the bodies of the dead, are allowed a brief rest by British soldiers but are forced to take it by lying face down in one of the empty mass graves, Germany 1945.

Electricians working on the Eiffel Tower - Paris, France 1937.

Human chess in St. Petersburg, Russia – 1924.

Colorized Photo of Canadians celebrating the end of WWII in Windsor, Ontario – 1945.

Maintenance worker walking down the cable of Golden Gate Bridge in san Francisco, CA - Photo by John Gutmann, 1947.

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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