Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Historic Photos / Set # 90

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...

Filming of the famous MGM film ending screen credits, Hollywood, 1928.

Edwardian superstar Lily Elise with her friend Roy Sambourne at the beach - 1906

U.S. chess prodigy, Bobby Fisher, playing 50 opponents simultaneously at his Hollywood hotel on 12, April 1964. He won 47, lost 1 and 2 ended in a stalemate.

An English nanny driving a motorized pram, London -1922.

Chechnya, under attack, mid-90s.

The funeral procession for Elvis Presley makes it way toward Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee where the rock and roll legend was laid to rest next to his mother.  An estimated 80,000 people witnessed the motorcade - August 1977.

Anti-Hitler demonstration parade, New York City 1933.

The haunting gaze of a child laborer - Photo by Lewis Wikes Hine, 1918.

Ski Jumping at Chicago’s Soldier Field, 1937.

A paratrooper from Company A, 101 First Airborn guides a medical helicopter through the dense jungle foliage to wounded men during a five day patrol of an area southwest of Hue, South Vietnam - April 1968.

Women operators in Richmond, Virginia, 1884.

Chicago Cubs catcher Gabby Hartnett greets gangster Al Capone at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois - September 9th, 1931.

Portrait of homesteaders of the Great Smokey Mountains, the last two surviving members of the Walker Family pose before their simple log home, where they lived their entire lives.  Margaret Jane Walker (seated) died a few months after this picture was taken.  Her sister, Louisa Susan Walker died two years later. Photo by Jack E. Boucher - 1962.

Three young playmates in rural Nebraska - Circa 1910 / Photo by Frederick Blaine Humphrey.

Seven bathing beauties at Potomac Bathing Beach near the Tidal Basin; Washington, D.C. - 1920

Women workers at a gun factory test fire the military weapons they built for the war effort - Circa, 1943.

Ethnomusicologist Frances Densmore recording the music of a Blackfoot chief onto a phonograph for history - 1916.

A U.S. Army captain removes leeches from his forearm using a cigarette in Vietnam - Photo by Larry Burrows for Life Magazine.

Mom and son watching the mushroom cloud after an atomic test in the Nevada desert near the city of Las Vegas, 1953.

German POW Heinz Pelschner is reunited with his wife, following his release from an Allied detention center / June 1945.

Building the first Ferris Wheel for the Chicago Worlds's Fair - 1893. 

A high school football game continues as one of the home team’s school buildings burns in western Massachusetts. November 1965.

Portrait of Survival, liberated survivors of the Holocaust pose with their tattooed identification numbers placed on their forearms by their Nazi captors.

Lost in the music of Woodstock - 1970.

School students are transported to high school aboard an early school bus - 1914.

Girl sitting on windowsill in Appalachia - Kentucky, Photo by William Gedney - 1964.

Farm girl washing turnips, harvested from a collective farm, in the local river.  Photo by Paul Schutzer, Romania - 1963. 

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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