Historic Photos Blog Post Archive

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Historic Photos / Set # 100

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...

Fifty years ago, the blizzard of 1966 dropped 109 inches of snow on Syracuse, NY over the course of 4 days.

Winston Churchill visits the grave of FDR as Eleanor looks on. Eleanor’s final resting place is in the far left - March 1946.

An exhausted nurse emerges from a grueling shift at the 44th Evacuation Hospital in Normandy, France, Photo by Lee Miller - 1944.

The Bath School disaster was a series of violent attacks perpetrated by Andrew Kehoe on May 18, 1927, in Bath Township, Michigan, that killed 38 elementary schoolchildren and six adults and injured at least 58 other people.

Mighty battalion of Mack war trucks, all for the Engineers Corps. Manufactured by the International Motor Company, Allentown, Pennsylvania - Circa 1918.

An angelic statue looks out over the devastated city of Dresden, Germany.  Over 90% of the city was destroyed by allied bombing raids during World War II -1945.

Mildred Doran during the Dole Air Race, 1927.  

The only photo of a Concorde flying at Mach 2 taken by Adrian Meredith from an RAF Tornado attack fighter over the Irish Sea in April, 1985.

Road sign in the vicinity of Tacloban, Philippines - 1944.

Adolf Hitler’s 4th grade class picture. Ironically, the fuhrer-to-be can be seen top row, dead center - 1899.

The death of Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee. April 4, 1968.

Investigators search through the rubble for bodies after Philadelphia police accidentally burn down 65 homes in a botched attempt to evict a house of armed black radicals (MOVE) by bombing it with dynamite from a helicopter, leaving 250 people homeless - 1985.

Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary, and Stevie Wonder performing “Blowin’ in the Wind” to commemorate the first Martin Luther King, Jr. day - Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., January 20, 1968. 

As U.S. “Eagle Flight” helicopters hover overhead, South Vietnamese troops wade through a rice paddy in Long An province during operations against Viet Cong guerrillas in the Mekong Delta, in December of 1964.

A wounded German officer, found in the Egyptian desert during the first two days of a British offensive, is guarded by a sentry while awaiting backup - November 1942.

African-American demonstrators seek shelter from the hoses, Birmingham, Alabama - May, 1963.

The Black Panther Party serves free breakfast at St. Augustine’s Church in Oakland, CA, 1969, which was the most famous of its “Serve the People” community survival programs. By year’s end, the Panthers were feeding over 10,000 children every day before school in cities across the nation.

Bombardier Sergey Dupliy in an Il-4 or -6 medium bomber. Photograph by Yevgeny Khaldei, 1944.

Sonny & Cher at the Golden Globe Awards, Los Angeles 1973. Photo by Max B. Miller.

Members of Robert F. Scott’s expedition to south pole inside an ice grotto with Terra Nova ship in the distance, 1911.  

Dead soldier in a bullet-riddled forest on Culps Hill following the Battle of Gettysburg 1863.

Hanging a Confederate war criminal in front of the US Capitol Building in 1865.  This exact location now houses the Supreme Court building of the United States.

Lance CPL. Charles Blevins, armed with an M-16A2 rifle equipped with an M-203 grenade launcher, watches the perimeter of a desert camp site following the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm, February 1st, 1991.  

Two WAVES women in their grey summer working uniforms at the Lincoln Memorial - 1944.

 The ruins of Brest, France following German bombing raids 1944.

Young German prisoner captured in Venraij, Netherlands - 17th October 1944.

This image appeared on the April 19, 1943 issue of LIFE magazine. “A Soldier’s Farewell” (Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

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...