Friday, April 25, 2014

Great History Photos (25 pics)

Collection of interesting historical photosView from an American A-20 Havoc aircraft during a bomber run against a Japanese airfield, 1943~1945

The Lion Tamer of the Russian circus, Captain Jack Bonavita, poses with some of his lions. 1905.

British sailor removing the leg irons off a slave late 1800s
Underwater vehicle in use by the Israeli Commando unit 1967

Lt. Oscar Bayer of the LAPD Detective Bureau aims a Thompson with a removed stock (and no magazine) for demonstration purposes. Pre-dating the Dillinger gang by six years this photo conveys the means by which bank robbers modified the Thompson to aid mobility and concealment 1927
101st Airborne paratroopers signaling a helicopter to evacuate their wounded, 1968
Vladimir Lenin and other Soviet leaders celebrating the second anniversary of the October Revolution in Red Square, Moscow, 1919
IRA in the 1970s
Extras on the set of ‘Cleopatra’, 1963
Camp Commandant Amon Goeth, infamous from the movie “Schindler’s List”, on the balcony of his house overlooking Plaszow labor camp. ~1943-44
“Toffs and Toughs” – The famous photo by Jimmy Sime that illustrates the class divide in pre-war Britain, 1937
Residents of West Berlin show children to their grandparents who reside on the Eastern side, 1961 . 
NASA scientists with their board of calculations. 1960′s 
RMS Titanic from the starboard side, April 1912
Iranian woman before the Islamic Revolution, 1960 
Berlin in 1945
Five Australian former POWs catch up on news about the atomic bombings, after their release from Japanese captivity in Singapore, Sep 1945
Drive-in theater, South Bend Indiana, 1950s
People pose in windows and in front of shops on a street in New York City, c. 1865
Tattooing a butterfly garter belt, 1930s
Abraham Lincoln gazes down on demonstrators, during the Civil Rights March on Washington, August 28, 1963
Men at work on the Central Line of the London Underground, 1898
Mogadishu, Somalia Pre Civil War – 1960s 
Che Guevara disguised as Ramón Benítez Hernández, a middle aged Uruguayan business man, in a forged passport used to sneak into Bolivia in 1966
World Head of States in 1889 From left to right: Yohannes IV (Emperor of Ethiopia), Tewfik Pasha (Khedive of Egypt), Abdülhamit II (Sultan of the Ottoman Empire), Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (Shah of Persia), Christian IX (King of Denmark), Dom Luís I (King of Portugal), Willem III (King of the Netherlands), Dom Pedro II (Emperor of Brazil), Milan I (King of Serbia), Leopold II (King of the Belgians), Aleksandr III (Emperor of Russia), Wilhelm I (German Emperor & King of Prussia), Franz Joseph I (Emperor of Austria & King of Hungary), Victoria (Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland & Empress of India), Jules Grévy (President of the French Republic), Leo XIII (Pope), Meiji (Emperor of Japan), Guangxu (Emperor of China), Umberto I (King of Italy), Don Alfonso XII (King of Spain), Oscar II (King of Sweden and Norway) and Chester A. Arthur (President of the United States)

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