Historical Photos Three practitioners of Kyudo, Japanese Zen archery, Japan, 1860s. A group of “contrabands” (freed or escaped slaves) in front of a building in Cumberland Landing, Virginia, 14 May 1862. Zangaki Brothers, “Soldier of the Bishari Tribe”, South Egypt, ca. 1870-1890. Pah-Ute (Paiute) Indian group, near Cedar, Utah, 1872. George Kennan, “Tsarist Convicts Sentenced to Hard Labour”, Siberia, Russia, 1885. Alfred Hart taken, “A Native American looks down upon a newly completed section of the Transcontinental Railroad, 435 miles from Sacramento, California”, ca. 1867. A pile of American bison skulls, killed to starve the Indians, and waiting to be ground for fertilizer or charcoal, Detroit, United States, 1892. Australian Aborigines in chains at Wyndham prison, Western Australia, 1902. Orville Wright pilots the first powered airplane 20 feet above a wind-swept beach in North Carolina, 17 December 1903. Suffragette British Leaders of The Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), Annie Kenney and Christabel Pankhurst, ca. 1908. Lewis Hine, Sadie Pfeifer, a Cotton Mill Spinner, Lancaster, South Carolina, 1908. Hiram Bingham, The first photograph upon discovery of Machu Picchu, Peru, 1911. Karl Bulla, “Rasputin surrounded by his admirers”, St. Petersburg, 1914. Two German soldiers and their mule wearing gas masks, 1916. British soldiers operate a new tank at the Battle of Cambrai, France, November-December 1917. Children playing with stacks of hyperinflated currency during the Weimar Republic, 1922. The British Egyptologist Howard Carter and a worker examine the solid gold innermost sarcophagus of Tutankhamun, Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt, 16 February 1923. (Coloured photo). Maria Ulyanova, “Vladimir Lenin’s last photo”, Gorki, May 1923. (He had had three strokes at this point and was completely mute). Heinrich Hoffmann, “Hitler rehearsing his speeches in fron of a mirror”, 1925. Participants of the fifth Solvay Conference (on quantum mechanics), Institut International de Physique Solvay in Leopold Park, Brussels, Belgium, 1927. (17 from the 29 assistants had gained or would gain the Nobel Prize). First bookmobile (mobile library) in Cincinnati, United States, ca. 1927. A worker is trying to get a job during the Great Depression, in the 1930’s. Unknown, “Lunch atop a Skyscraper”, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 20 September 1932. Robert Capa, Speech by León Trotsky in Copenhagen, 27 November 1932. The night Prohibition Law was ended, 5 December 1933. Heinrich Hoffmann, “Hitler at a Nazi Party Rally”, Hamelin, 30 September 1934. USA athlete Jesse Owens wins a gold medal during the 1936 Summer Olympics, Berlin, Germany. Robert Capa, “The Falling Soldier” (Spanish Civil War), Cordoba, 5 September 1936. Sam Shere, “The Hindenburg Disaster”, New Jersey, 3 May 1937. Jimmy Sime, “Toffs and Toughs”, Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, 9 July 1937. Einstein relaxes on the beach near his Long Island summer home with friend and local department store owner David Rothman, September 1939. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt asks Congress to declare war on Japan, Washington D.C., 8 December 1941. “Happy Anne”. A portrait of Anne Frank from her own photo album, May 1942. Professor Alexander Fleming, who first discovered the mould Penicillin Notatum, in his laboratory at St Mary’s, Paddington, London, 1943. The arrival and processing of Jews from Hungary at Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp, Poland, May of 1944. Unknown, Jewish Boy Surrenders in Warsaw, April 19, 1943. Robert Capa, “D-Day” (first assault onto Omaha Beach), Normandy, 6 June 1944. Famous Soviet sniper, Roza Shanina (left), with fellow snipers Alexandra Yekimova and Lidia Vdovina, in Belarus, ca. 1944. AP Images, (From left) “Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference”, Crimea, February 1945. Joe Rosenthal, “Raising the (USA) Flag on Iwo Jima”, 23 February 1945. Yevgueni Jaldéi, “Raising the Soviet Union Flag on the Reichstag”, Berlin, 2 May 1945. Toni Frissell, “Abandoned boy holding a stuffed animal amid ruins following German aerial bombing of London”, 1945. Kamikaze pilots posing with a puppy the day before their suicide missions in Okinawa, Bansei Air Base, Japan, 26 May 1945. “First Atomic Bomb: The Gadget”, New Mexico, United States, 1945. Lieutenant Charles Levy, Mushroom Cloud Over Nagasaki, 9 August 1945. Alfred Eisenstaedt, “V-J Day in Times Square”, New York, 14 August 1945. German soldiers react to footage of concentration camps, 1945. Margaret Bourke-White, “Gandhi and the Spinning Wheel”, 1946. Construction of the “Road of Bones” (Kolyma Highway) by Gulag prisoners, Siberia, Russia, 1947. Marilyn Monroe performing for the thousands of American troops in Korea, February 1954. Sportsmen’s Parade in Moscow, 1956. A disembodied statue of Joseph Stalin’s head on the streets of Budapest during the Hungarian Revolution, 23 October 1956. A police officer issuing a woman a ticket for wearing a bikini on an Italian beach, 1957. Alfredo Korda, “David and Goliath” (Fidel Castro at the Lincoln Memorial), Washington D.C., April 1959. Alberto Díaz (Korda), “Heroic Guerrilla Fighter” (Ernesto “Che” Guevara), La Habana, 5 March 1960. Ruby Bridges, the first African-American to attend, at six-year-old, a white elementary school in the deep South, New Orleans, 14 November 1960. Peter Leibing, “Leap into Freedom” (by soldier Hans Conrad Schumann), Berlin, 15 August 1961. Two Afghan medicine students listening to their professor (at right), Faculty of Medicine in Kabul, 1962. Hector Rondón Lovera, “Aid from The Padre”, Caracas, 4 June 1962. (During the failed uprising against the Venezuelan government of Rómulo Betancourt). The Cuban Missile Crisis. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations confronts Soviet delegate with a display of reconnaissance photographs during emergency session of the U.N. Security Council at the United Nations headquarters in New York, 25 October 1962. “Second Vatican Council”, St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, 1962-65. “Flying Frist Class in Swissair”, 1960s. Neil Leifer, “Muhammad Ali knocks out Cleveland Williams at the Astrodome”, Houston, 14 November, 1966. An anti-war demonstrator offers a flower to a Military Police officer during the National Mobilization Committee to End the War, in Vietnam’s 1967 March on the Pentagon, 21 October 1967. Eddie Adams, “Saigon Execution”, 1 February 1968. Neil Armstrong, NASA, “A Man on the Moon”, 20 July 1969. Iain Macmillan, “Beatles’ Abbey Road”, London, 8 August 1969. A guard of honor passes out as Queen Elizabeth II rides past during the Trooping the Colour parade, 1970. John Varley, “Pele and Bobby Moore swapping jerseys after Brazil defeated England in World Cup”, Guadalajara, Mexico, 7 June 1970. “President Nixon meets with China’s Communist Party Leader, Mao Tse- Tung”, Chairman Mao’s Residence, Beijing, 21 February 1972. Huynh Cong (“Nick’ Ut”), “The Terror of War” (9-year-old girl Phan Thi Kim Phuc), Trang Bang, 8 June 1972. Slava ” Sal ”Veder, “Burst of Joy”, 13 March 1973. (A US soldier returns after 5 years in Vietnam). Luis Orlando Lagos, “Allende’s Last Stand”, La Moneda Palace, Santiago of Chile, 11 September 1973. Mother Teresa with a child from the orphanage she operated in Calcutta, India, 1 May 1974. “Emperor” Jean-Bedel Bokassa, seated on his golden throne for his coronation, Bangui, Central African Republic, 4 December 1977. “The Solemn Promulgation of the Democratic Spanish Constitution”, Parliament, Madrid, 27 December 1978. Hengameh Golestan, “Women protesting against forced hijab (headscarf) days after the Iranian Revolution”, Tehran, 8 March 1979. Pope John Paul II meets with Mehmet Agca, the man who attempted to assassinate him, Rebibbia Prison, Rome, 27 December 1983. A liquidator works in with handmade lead protection, to clean the roof of reacto No. 3 of Chernobyl, Ukraine, 1986. Diego Maradona scores the infamous Hand of God goal against England, Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, 2 June 1986. Jeff Widener, “Tank Man”, Tiananmen Square massacre, 5 June 1989. Klaus Lehnartz, “At the Brandenburg Gate”, Berlin, 10 November 1989. A young man waves a Romanian flag with the communist symbol cut out over Bucharest’s Republic Square on 26 December 1989, the day after Ceausescu was shot. Albanian Refugees from the cargo ship Vlora in Bari’s port (Italy), 8 August 1991. Santa Claus with the children during Croatian War of Independence, Vukovar, 1992. Kevin Carter, “The Vulture and the Little Girl”, Ayod, South Sudan, March 1993. South African president Nelson Mandela, dressed in a No 6 Springbok jersey, congratulates the Springbok captain Francois Pienaar after South Africa won the 1995 Rugby World Cup, Ellis Park, Johannesburgo, South Africa, 24 June 1995. The chess computer Big Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in the first game, Philadelphia, 10 February 1996. Carol Guzy, “Fleeing Kosovo”, 2000. Richard Drew, “Falling Man”, World Trade Center, 11 September 2001. Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs, presents the iPod to the world, 23 October 2001. David Rydevik, “First Waves of the Tsunami”, Ao Nang, Thailand, 26 December 2004. Barack Obama, the the first African American President, delivers his Election Victory Speech in Chicago, 4 November 2008. Pete Souza, “The Situation Room” (during the raid against Osama Bin Laden), Washington D.C., 1 May 2011. Anja Niedringhaus, “Afghan women turn out to vote in the first democratic transfer of power the country has ever seen”, 2014. Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres takes a moment to orchestrate a selfie with a group of movie stars at the awards show in March 2014. It became the most retweeted post of all time. Daniel Berehulak, “Ebola’s Deadly Spread”, Monrovia, Liberia, 5 September 2014. Nilufer Demir, “Alan Kurdi” (Sirian boy), Lesbos, Greece, 2 September 2015. Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, wins his 20th career gold medal at the 200-meter butterfly, in August 2016. Kim Jong Un, left, become the first North Korean leader to cross into South Korean territory since 1953. South Korean President, Moon Jae-in, waits to greet him at the military demarcation line that has long divided the two Koreas, April 2018. We thank the excellent work of the web portal https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/, where many of these photographs have been taken. 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