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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Historic Photos / Set # 72

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...

The opening day of the Empire State Building, New York City – 1931.

 Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill – 1900.

A photo of young children waiting for their father, a Serbian soldier in First World War, to arrive from Thessaloniki, 1918.

The Secret Service duck rocks thrown at Nixon’s limousine during his inaugural on January 20, 1969.

Spotlights illuminate the Space Shuttle Columbia on the night before her maiden voyage, the first shuttle mission, April 11th 1981.

Prime Minister Winston Churchill's return journey across the Atlantic, 1941.

Seriously injured by shrapnel grenades planted in a booby trapped Viet Cong propaganda stall, a U.S. soldier awaits evacuation from Vietnamese jungle by ambulance helicopter being summoned by a radio operator behind him on December 5, 1965.

USS Onondaga on the James River, Virginia, 1864-1865.

Soviet Air Force pilot Valentin Privalov flies his jet fighter under a bridge on the river Ob, Siberia, June 4th, 1965.

67-year-old Grandma Gatewood during her 2,100 mile hike along the Appalachian Trail. She was the first woman to complete a solo thru-hike of the trail – 1955.

The city of Grozny completely destroyed, Chechnya 1999.

Weapons of War - Confederate veteran of the American Civil War, Billy Lundy, poses in front of an F-86 jet fighter plane in 1955.

A rare photo of the Great Sphinx, 1880. 

Charles Schulz with a drawing of Charlie Brown - 1956.

Charles Schulz with a drawing of Snoopy - 1995.

A crippled Japanese dive bomber deliberately attempts to crash into the USS Hornet during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, October 26, 1942.

African American Military Police Officer on Harley Davidson Motorcycle, 1942.

Jones Drug Store in Hastings, Nebraska - 1943. 

The One Times Square Building under construction in New York City – 1903.

Young Russian boys find abandoned German weapons to play with after the Battle of Stalingrad - February 1943. 

ENIAC , The First electronic general purpose Computer, 1940.

Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, Mount Everest – 1953.

The Vancouver Millionaires Hockey Team, 1914.

Cpl. Carlton Chapman, a machine-gunner in an M-4 tank, attached to a Motor Transport unit near Nancy, France November 5, 1945.

Japanese girls receiving shooting instruction during the school day, 1930s.

Teenage girls socializing in a milk-bar in London, England, 1954.

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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