Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Historic Photos / Set # 89

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...

Relocating the face of one of the Abu Simbel temples . The temples were moved to higher ground in anticipation of the construction of the Aswan High Dam project in Egypt which would have flooded the temples.

 A wrecked Chevrolet 490 in Washington, D.C., 1923.

Four Pilots of the Women Air Service Pilots. United States, 1943-44.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower greets President-elect John F. Kennedy at the North Portico of the White House, Washington D.C., December, 1960.

An Elephant stops a tram on Gray’s Inn Road, London, to eat an apple from the driver - December 1936.

A female musher participates in a dog sled race through Nome, Alaska, March 1919.

High School principal R. Wiley Brownlee was tarred and feathered by the KKK after he left a board meeting where he proposed the school district honor Martin Luther King, Jr. A student took this photo of Brownlee when he returned to the school for help. Michigan - April 3, 1971.

 Ferrying South Vietnamese rangers, American helicopters from the 199th Light Infantry Brigade swooped into a landing zone on the fringe of a pineapple plantation. August 1967.

Professor Stephen Hawking heads for home in the rain in his mechanized wheelchair through the Cambridge University grounds, Photo by Ian Berry - 1986.

The competitors of a stilt race, 1892.

Aftermath of Operation Dragoon in Saint Raphael, France - August 1944.

Aerial View of beach accident on Coney Island, 1951.

Elvis Presley is laid to rest in Memphis, Tennessee.  Approximately 80,000 people lined the processional route to Forest Hill Cemetery, where Presley was buried next to his mother - August 18, 1977.

"I Am A Man", Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tennessee, March 28, 1968.

The Space Shuttle Enterprise (OV-101) flies on its own for the fist time when it separates from a Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) Photo: Space Frontiers / Getty - August 12, 1977.

Two South Vietnamese children gaze at an American paratrooper holding an M79 grenade launcher as they cling to their mothers who huddle against a canal bank for protection from sniper fire in the Bao Trai area, Vietnam, 1966.

The Wizard of Oz premieres at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - August 15, 1939.

A crew member is rescued from the French fishing trawler Jeanne Gougy which ran aground at Lands End. 12 men, including the Skipper lost their lives. Cornwall - November 3rd, 1962.

  Adolph Hitler greets a young girl - Circa 1935.

Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan pose with a map of the Pacific, showing the route of their last flight - Photo undated.

U.S. ammo dump exploding, Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1968.

Freighter loading Ford cars, which were shipped in wooden boxes at that time, 1926.

Grace Kelly waiting to meet Prince Rainier for the first time, Photo by Edward Quinn - 1955.

Wreckage litters the streets of Brooklyn after two airliners collide above the borough, December 1960.

Packard-Bell TV and radiogram advertisement - 1959.

 First Class passengers arriving at Ellis Island - 1907.

 Charles Ponzi, businessman, con artist and source name of the "Ponzi Scheme," Boston 1920.

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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