Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Monday, April 25, 2016

Historic Photos / Set # 78

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...

General Douglas MacArthur accepts Japanese surrender, USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay, September 2, 1945.

Helen Keller, 73, who is blind and deaf, guides her hand over U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower’s face as her companion Polly Thomson communicates the President’s comments by sign language on Keller’s palm, November 3, 1953.

Medical evacuation on a Curtiss C-46 Commando from Manila during WW2, Circa - 1945.

 Director Alfred Hitchcock - November 8, 1956.

During the Vietnam War an AP photographer captures a napalm strike near U.S. Troops on patrol in South Vietnam in 1966.

RMS Lusitania departs from New York City on her two hundred and second, and final, crossing of the North Atlantic. Six days later, the ship is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland with the loss of 1,198 lives. May 1st 1915 - Photo Quest.

Newly freed prisoners of war celebrate as their C-141A aircraft lifts off from Hanoi, North Vietnam, on Feb. 12, 1973, during Operation Homecoming.

The Kennedy family departs a private chapel at the residence of Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., in Palm Beach, Florida, following Easter Sunday service / April 1962.

V-E Day celebration in Doncaster, England - May 8, 1945. (Photo Ian Evans)

Photo session for U.S. television show “The Partridge Family”, Los Angeles, May 22, 1972.

Boeing XB-15 wing strength demonstration, 1939.

Recruits with their mattresses tied to them to serve as life preservers. Newport Naval Station - Rhode Island, 1917.

An American soldier keeps his weapon dry while crossing a river in Vietnam, 1968.

May 12, 1959: Elizabeth Taylor marries her fourth husband Eddie Fisher in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Rolls Press/Popperfoto.

Soldiers of the 369th Regiment, “Harlem Hellfighters”, standing in line on the Western Front Circa - 1917. X-post from /r/WWI.

Fans of rock group Kiss await the arrival of the group on stage at Cobo Hall in Detroit during the concert recording of the bands’ album “Alive!” - May 16, 1975.

Crew of USS Yorktown and Hellcat fighters during WWII Pacific operations, August 31, 1943.

Princess Margaret, younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II, marries photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey. The ceremony was the first royal wedding to be broadcast on television, and attracted viewing figures of 300 million worldwide. May 6, 1960: Fox Photos/Getty.

"A Red Cross nurse takes down the last words of a British soldier".
 Photograph by Paul Thompson. Somewhere on the Western Front. Circa - 1917.

Easter service at St Patrick’s Chapel in Westminster Cathedral - Photo by Peter Hall, London 1961.

US Marines in action in the dense forest on Guadalcanal, August, 1942.

Two aerialists, Roland Schmidt and Francine Pary are married on a tightrope between the two towers of La Rochelle Harbour, France - March 22, 1959.

Two Civil War veterans from opposing sides shake hands at Gettysburg fifty years after the battle - 1913.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their week-long “Bed-In”. Married five days earlier, the couple decided to spend their honeymoon in bed for a week, and invited the world’s press to join them in their Amsterdam hotel room to talk about world peace everyday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. / March 1969.

Harley Davidson with a mounted machine gun, WWI Circa - 1917.

St Patrick’s Day Parade - Chicago, Illinois, 1975 - Photo: Paul Sequeira.

Friday the 13th - Denver, Colorado 10/13/2000 - Photo: John Leyba for The Denver Post.

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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