Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Historic Photos / Set # 83

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...

Concorde flying over Djibouti, escorted by French fighter jets to protect passenger President François Mitterrand.

The destruction of Los Angeles streetcars, in favor of buses, automobiles, and freeways - 1956.

“Coffins containing American soldiers who died in the Philippine-American War.” - 1906.

 Soldiers wearing gas masks while peeling onions at Tobruk, Lybia – October 14, 1941.

Before refrigeration, animals were transported live to cities to provide fresh meat on demand. Chicago Stockyards, 1947.

New York commuters aboard a train car reading of President Kennedy’s assassination in November, 1963.

Sergeant Major Tom Gledhill, riding a standard BSA A50 twin motorcycle, leaps over 20 members of the Royal Artillery Motor Bike display team, at 45mph, 1966.

The Beatles walking back the other way across Abbey Road, Photo by Iain Macmillan -1969.

Just over a week after the eruption of Mount St. Helens, Allen Troup, 16, gives fifteen-year-old Heidi Havens a kiss as he prepares to board a Spokane City bus - May 1980.

 Kids reading “Mighty Mouse,” the first 3D comic book, 1953 -

Children of Berlin watch U.S. Planes above deliver care packages during the Berlin Airlift, after the Soviets blocked road routes into the capital - June 1948.

Spent artillery shell casings on the roadside near the front lines, WWI.

The National Space Invaders Championship held by Atari in 1980.

Complex network of early telephone wires over a New York City street – Circa 1900's.

Prince Maurice of Battenberg and his cat. The Prince was the youngest grandson of Queen Victoria of England.  He died in the First Battle of Ypres in WWI.

South side boys on Easter morning, South Side Chicago Illinois, 1941.

Spectators watch the Priscilla Nuclear Test detonation during Operation Plumbbob. One of a series of nuclear tests conducted between May 28 and October 7, 1957.

Gilmore Self Service Gas Station, Los Angeles 1948. Save 5 cents a gallon by pumping your own gas, the women stationed by the pumps distribute change.

Parked automobiles crowd Nantasket Beach in Hull, Massachusetts for a Fourth of July weekend in the 1920s.

 Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park, New York City, 1918.

John Hinckley, Jr., who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagen, photographed outside Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated - 1981.

 Daytona Beach 1957.

Pitcher Bob Feller winds up on the mound - 1938.

 Gas masks for babies tested at an English hospital, 1940.

Anti- Aircraft FLAK fire fills the night sky as the city of Brest, France attempts to ward off enemy RAF bombing raids during World War II - 1941.

Defiance: Himmler and a prisoner locked in a defiant gaze in the Shirokaya Street POW camp in Minsk, USSR - August 1941.

A curious Italian woman inspects the kilt of a Scottish soldier near the Coliseum after the liberation of Rome - 1944.

Members of the Ku Klux Klan ride the Ferris Wheel at the carnival in Canon City, Colorado - 1925. Photo by Rolfe

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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