Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Historic Photos / Set # 86

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 Apollo 17 crew collects samples at Shorty Crater on its 12-day mission between December 7th and December 19th, 1972.

A movie theater in 1921 – The only sound comes from the piano player under the screen.

Hit by Viet Cong air defenses, a CH-46 trails smoke and fire before crashing and exploding in “Helicopter Valley” — the fifth CH-46 lost in the valley that day - July 15, 1966.

Playing Auto Polo, Circa 1900.

The skyline of Los Angeles showing plumes of smoke from the numerous building fires in the cityduring the Rodney King Riots, April 30, 1992.

Annie Edson Taylor: the first person to survive going over the Niagara Falls in a barrel; she did it on her 63rd birthday in 1901.

Seven foot tall Bolaji Badejo, a Nigerian design student and one-time actor, wearing his costume from the now classic sci-fi thriller, Alien - 1978.

A German couple goes back to the ruins of their house following the end of World War II, Koln, Germany - 1945.

 Premier of the Wizard of Oz in New York City - August, 1939.

Jackie and John Kennedy, 1963.

 A stonemason carving eye on Mount Rushmore - Circa, 1930s.

A boy named William L. Sherman, Jr., saluting troops from a parade in honor of the World War II Heroes at Fort Sam Houston, Texas - July 1, 1942.

“The Serbian Trail of Tears:” Ethnic Serb Civilians Fleeing Croatia using farm tractors and wagons to haul their belongings, after Operation Storm in August, 1995.

The Beatles meet Muhammad Ali in 5th Street Gym, Miami Beach during their tour of America.

A photographer in West Berlin kicks a policeman standing across the border marked by a white line in East Berlin during demonstrations at Checkpoint Charlie - August 13, 1986.

 "Man working at analog computer," 1968.

Cathedral of Light during the Nuremberg Rallies of 1937.

Inmates playing chess from their prison cells, by Cornell Capa, 1972.

Beauty Pageant in the flapper style - Circa, 1920s.

Encouragement of not spreading sensitive information during WWII - Camp Hood, Texas 1943.

The complex pressure valve system seen within the control room of the UB-110 German submarine, 1918.

Mark Twain smoking a cigar and relaxing on the porch, 1905.

Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, commander of the first all-black regiment, 54th Massachusetts, killed leading his men at the Second Battle of Fort Wagner at the age of 25, photo by John Adams Whipple - 1863.

The Statue of Liberty under construction in Paris, Circa - 1880.

American track and field athlete, Jesse Owens, wins the 100 meter dash at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. 

A member of the Royal Signals demonstrating a leap through fire on a motorcycle during a display at the Strathallan Highland Games at Bridge of Allan in Stirlingshire. August 8, 1951 - Photo: Chris Ware/Keystone/Getty.

John Lennon - August, 1965 / Photo by Robert Whitaker.

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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