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 toll of a Presidency: The first & last portrait photos of Lincoln as President: May 1860 & Feb 1865.
Players trying to keep warm at the 1945 NFL Championship Game.
A Photographer uses a backdrop to mask the city’s war-torn remains. Warsaw, Poland - 1946.
These illuminated tires were developed by Goodyear in 1961 / Photo by Douglas Miller.
Acrobats at the top of the Empire State Building, possibly to commemorate the opening of the finished building on May 1, 1931.
A German soldier returns home only to find his home and family no longer there - Frankfurt, Germany 1946.
The human components inside Star Wars star droids R2D2 and C3PO, 1982.
This is believed to be the earliest photograph taken of NYC at Broadway between Franklin and Leonard Streets, May 1850.
Residents of West Berlin show children to their grandparents who reside on the Eastern side of the wall, 1961.
The first light of the Trinity Test, the first atomic bomb detonation, burns through film emulsion. New Mexico, July 16th, 1945.
Abandoned ships in San Francisco Harbor (1849-1850) Over 600 ships arrived with the 49ers who were joined by crew members who deserted ship to look for gold. The ships could not find crew to sail them home. Most were towed to shore and recycled for scrap.
Portrait of a young Leo Tolstoy, Age 20, 1848.
January 28, 1986 - The space shuttle Challenger falls to Earth.
The assassination of President Anwar Sadat, Cairo as he watched a military parade – October 6, 1981.
The very first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, NYC 1931.
88-year-old Mrs. Sally Fickland, a former slave, looking at the Emancipation Proclamation in 1947, which was signed when she was 3 years old.
Oscar statuettes in 1970 being plated with layers of copper, nickel and gold by Dodge Trophies Inc. of Los Angeles.
John F. Kennedy, a face in the crowd at a college football game in Miami, Florida, 1961.
Louis Armstrong plays for his wife in Giza, Egypt 1961.
Woman, wearing a barrel, advertising for clothing drive, walks down the middle of Times Square, New York, 1944.
Casting call for black cats. Los Angeles, 1961.
A mother searches for her son as former prisoners of war return to Vienna, 1947.
Al Capone fishing on his yacht shortly after his 10 month stint in a Philadelphia jail for carrying concealed weapons, 1931.
Over 500,000 People Assemble to Watch the Landing of the Space Shuttle Columbia at Edwards Air Force Base, July 4th, 1982.
Olympic Torch Relay before the Third Reich - Berlin, Germany August 1, 1936.
A couple sharing an umbrella, New York City - 1970.
Young German soldier who was taken prisoner by US troops near Forbach, Germany - March 1945.
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