Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Historic Photos / Set # 85

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...

A 14 year old Albert Einstein, 1893.

A woman is photographed by police after being arrested for serving alcohol illegally from her “bootlegger’s life preserver”.

 Searchlights watching for enemy planes on the Rock of Gibraltar, 1942.

Squadron Leader Eugeniusz ‘Dziubek’ Horbaczewski transferring his kills to his newly delivered P-51 Mustang on August 3, 1944.  He was killed in action 15 days later.

A couple supporting Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential campaign in San Diego, CA.

Winston Churchill as a child, age six - 1881.

Civil War veteran Samuel Decker built his own prosthetics after losing his arms in combat - Date unknown.

The first child to integrate a public school, Ruby Bridges, 6, required three U.S. Marshals to escort her. New Orleans, 1960.

Grant Park parking lot in Chicago, 1934.

A Messerschmidt KR175, Germany - 1954.

Future gold medal Olympic Champion Jesse Owens working at a gas station one year before the games in Cleveland, Ohio, 1935.

Cambridge undergraduates in plus four trousers, 1926.

Rape of the Great Plains: A pile of collected bison/buffalo skulls previously killed by buffalo hunters, waiting to be ground into fertilizer, Circa, 1870.

Completing the transcontinental phone line in Wendover, Utah 1915.

 Anna Fisher, “the first mother in space” 1984.

 Tuskegee Airmen in Ramitelli, Italy - March 1945.

A British/Commonwealth soldier falls victim to poisonous gasses during a battle of the First World War - Circa 1917.

Rally for a Jewish Palestine, organized by The American Zionist Emergency Council, Madison Square Garden. September 30, 1945.

Martin Luther King being arrested for “loitering,” in Montgomery, Alabama - September 3, 1958.

Margaret Thatcher looks on as Diana Spencer walks down the aisle, accompanied by Lord Spencer, on July 29, 1981.

R. Lee Ermey (Full Metal Jacket) When he was an actual drill instructor for the Marines, Circa 1966.

When both sides of the channel tunnel between France and England first met, 1990.

Young girl gazing through her frost covered window which reflects the image of barbed wire fencing that tops the nearby Berlin wall - Berlin, Dec 1962 (Life Magazine)

Aerial photo of Oklahoma City bombing site, April 27, 1995.

A woman taking a "selfie" using a mirror, 1900.

Gym aboard the steam ship Titanic, Promotional Photo 1912.

The Airship, “La Republique” passing the Eiffel tower in Paris - Circa 1908.

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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