Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Historic Photos / Set # 94

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 Navy diver being lowered over the side of a ship off Corregidor to recover currency dumped at sea to hide it from the invading Japanese, by Carl Mydans, 1945.

 Jayne Mansfield with mini Mansfield floating dolls - 1957.

Students of the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy are entertained by Babe Ruth at Yankee Stadium as the Babe “cuts up” with a student’s ceremonial sword. By the turn of the century, baseball was the national sport of Japan and Ruth a celebrity. Photo - 1923.

 Parking at the Grand Canyon - 1914.

 Correspondent Ernest Hemingway covering the Spanish Civil War.

 Child Star Shirley Temple, Circa 1930's.

 Flying economy class in 1970.

Flappers dancing the Charleston atop the Sherman Hotel, Chicago, 1926.

Former fascist minister Guido Buffarini Guidi kisses the cross just before his execution, Milan, Italy, 07/10/1945.

 Allied forces mock Hitler from atop his balcony at the Reich Chancellery at the end of WWII - 1945.

‘Hen and Chicks’ postal delivery pentacycle designed by Edward Burstow, Sussex, England - 1882.

Kansas City's Len Dawson smoking a cigarette and drinking a Fresca soda during the half time of Super Bowl I, 1967 - Photo Credit: Bill Ray—Time & Life Pictures.

German bombers with their propellers removed are made useless and parked at Beldringe Airport, Denmark - July 15, 1945.

 Weathercaster on Armed Forces TV with chalk Map diagram of Vietnam, 1967.

A T-62 tank bringing down the house during the “Prague Spring”1968.

 Unpacking the head of the Statue of Liberty, 1885.

Pope Saint John Paul II meets with Mehmet Agca, the man who attempted to assassinate him, on Dec 27, 1983.

Santa Fe diesel passenger locomotive crashes and hangs over Aliso Street, Los Angeles Union Station Jan. 25, 1948.

The earliest US President to ever have been photographed, John Quincy Adams, the 6th President -1843.

Sad clown Emmett Kelly, in his performer’s makeup, carrying a bucket of water in the aftermath of the Hartford Circus Fire where 168 people died and over 700 were injuredPhoto known as… (The Day the Clown Cried) July 6, 1944.

 The S.S. Lusitania docks in New York City - Circa 1907.

 The Original Michelin Man - 1910.

Finnish soldiers use a slingshot to fire grenades at Soviet troops during the Winter War, Circa - 1940.

Flight 175, the second plane that struck the World Trade Center on 9/11, at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The twin towers are visible just below the plane’s tail - Photo, 1993.

Undated school class photo of a young Adolf Hitler at center, most likely age 10, Circa 1899.

TBD Devastators of VT-6 being prepared for takeoff on the deck of the USS Enterprise diuring the Battle of Midway. 10 of the 14 aircraft were lost in the ensuing attack - June 4, 1942.

The “Captain Nemo” balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, 1929.

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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