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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Historic Photos / Set # 77

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...

WWII photo of a Vought F4U Corsair crashing on the deck of a carrier.

Children gather to lick blocks of ice on the sidewalk during a heat wave in New York City.

The body of a suicide jumper on Wall Street during the great crash, New York City - 1929.

Hats manufactured for American soldiers by John B. Stetson Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Circa1917-18.

Spectators watch the SS United States set sail on her maiden voyage from New York City to Southampton. During the voyage, the ship takes the Blue Riband away from the RMS Queen Mary Photo by John Chillingworth Le Havre, France - 1952.

U.S. Paratroopers, their hair cut Mohawk-style, are briefed for the next day’s jump across the Rhine. Arras, France - 1945.

Bill Gates demonstrates the memory power of a CD,  1987.

German prisoners playing chess, Querrieu, October 1916.

Two North Vietnamese soldiers holding hands, Circa 1975.

Behind the scenes from filming The Godfather. Marlon Brando did not memorize one line of dialogue during his scenes in the movie and relied on creatively placed script cards to recite his lines.

 Baptising in Olde Towne Creek, Red Hill, Tennessee - 1938.

Buying a ‘10,000 Calorie Sundae’ for 35c from Blair Parson’s store in Lynchburg, Virginia - Circa 1950s.

Musician Mike Nesmith, of ‘The Monkees’, peering out of the roof of his Mini Cooper with his girlfriend - Photo: Keystone/Getty July 3, 1967.

Soldiers examine priceless art stolen by the Nazis and recaptured in Austria by the 44th Infantry Division - 1945.

A three story outhouse with a dozen private stalls in urban St Louis, Missouri - Circa 1800s.

Young exhibitor walks her kitten on a leash at the National Cat Club Show at Crystal Palace, London - Date Unknown.

Portrait of a slave family on a southern plantation prior to the Civil War.

Coney Island, New York - July 4, 1935 - Photo by Imagno.

Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller / July, 1956 - Photo: Paul Schutzer for Time Life.

Photo: Timothy McVeigh (Oklahoma City Police Department) Timothy McVeigh (33) is executed by lethal injection for his role in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The bombing killed 168 people and injured more than 600 others - June 11, 2001.

US Marines landing at Inchon during Korean War - Circa 1950.  Photo Hank Walker for Time-Life.

Crowds gather to see Cunard liner Lancastria grounded in the River Mersey off Egremont in 1938. Approximately 4,000 people are killed when RMS Lancastria is attacked and sunk by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France. The ship had embarked with an unknown number of passengers who were refugees fleeing German-occupied Europe - Photo by Arthur Tanner.

Charles Manson, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Leslie Van Houten go on trial in Los Angeles for the Tate-LaBianca murders. Photo: Charles Manson in court - 6/19/70 (Associated Press)

Maureen Swift riding on the Wall of Death circus ride in London - June 11, 1949 / Photo: Bert Hardy/Picture Post.

June 27, 1968: Elvis Presley performs on stage for the first time in seven years. Four one hour live shows were taped at NBC-TV studios in Burbank, California for Presley’s television special which aired on December 3, 1968. (Photo NBC)

President Franklin D. Roosevelt with entourage departing from the construction site of the Trylon and Perisphere in Flushing Meadows, New York - Photo: Charles Hoff for NY Daily News, June 30, 1938.

Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin performs at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco, California. Photo by Larry Hulst - June 2, 1973.

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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