Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Historic Photos / Set # 93

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...

Members of the Grand Jury examine the sweat box barrel used by the Sunbeam Prison Camp in Jacksonville, Florida.  Prisoner Arthur Maillefert died after being forced to wear the device around camp as punishment, in the heat of the summer sun - July 1932.

The United States Capitol Building on a snowy night in 1935.

A Canadian family of five reaches NYC after hitchhiking from Toronto, by riding in 23 different vehicles along the way. A visit to Coney Island was worth the effort. (Date Unknown)

 A Young girl returns from the store with a pot of soup and a bottle of milk in Łódź, Poland - Circa 1938.

A Douglas AD-4 Skyraider of attack squadron VA-115 Arabs, Carrier Air Group 11 , bursts into flame as the engine breaks off upon landing aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Philippine Sea - December, 1950.

A French Legionnaire carries a kitten in his leg pouch, Indochina, 1950s -

Shanghai citizens at a government bank to exchange paper money for gold as People’s Army approaches the Nationalist Capital of Nanking during the last days of the Kuomintang, 1948.

Five Australian former POWs catch up on news about the atomic bombings, after their release from Japanese captivity in Singapore, September, 1945.

U.S. Navy sailors pose with an eagle they rescued in 1944.

The rarely seen back side of the Hoover Dam before it filled with water in 1936.

Nepali men carrying the new 1938 Mercedes Benz that Adolf Hitler gifted to King Truibhuvan of Nepal . It had to be carried to the capital by men as there were no roads suitable for the car leading to the city.

Messenger boy working for the Mackay Telegraph Company smoking a pipe, Waco, Texas, 1908 - Photo by Lewis Hine.

Iranian women rebel against the 1979 Hijab Law. This was the last day women were able to walk the streets of Tehran with their heads uncovered.

An Iranian soldier looks out over the desert, darkened under clouds of burning oil wells set on fire in Kuwait by Iraqi forces as they retreated north in 1990.

Pablo Escobar's mug shot after his arrest for drug trafficking but was soon let free after bribing his arresting officers - 1976.

 Bonnie Parker, of Bonnie and Clyde fame poses as a fugitive for the camera, Circa - 1933.

Lyndon Johnson’s bodyguard, Rufus Youngblood, covered with paint and pointing out the anti-Vietnam protesters who threw it at the president's motorcade in Melbourne, Australia - 1966.

Jitterbugging in a Juke-Joint, on a Saturday evening, Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1939.

Winston Churchill sits on a damaged chair from the Führerbunker Berlin, Germany - July, 1945.

 Beginning of the log drive, Grand Rapids, Circa 1890s.

 Boys selling smuggled cigarettes in postwar Naples, Italy, 1945.

Health inspection for new immigrants, Ellis Island, New York, 1920.

Fascist Tullio Santi is brought to the execution squad after trial, Venice, Italy - April, 1945.

A New York Hot Dog Stand in the 1940’s.

The Beatles arrive at JFK airport for their first visit to the United States - February 1964.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria's bloodstained jacket worn on the day of his Assassination in June 1914 / The incident led to the start of World War I.

The men of the 369th ‘The Harlem Hellfighters’ arrive back in New York City, 1919.

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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