152 mm Howitzer battery fires during Belorussian Strategic Offensive Operation, 1944.
Photograph of the last group of slaves sold at public auction (far right) in the Cheapside section of Lexington, Kentucky, c. 1861.
Japanese war criminal, Tojo Hideki, attempted suicide after the surrender. He was saved and resuscitated by Allied forces, who then hanged him – September 8, 1945
45 years ago today The Beatles were preparing to cross the road…
Charles Ebbets shooting his famous photograph, “Lunch atop a Skyscraper”, while perching on the 69th floor of the GE building. 1932
French prisoner tied to a stake at Zwickau prison camp is given a drink by a fellow POW, Germany, 1917
A girl who grew up in a concentration camp draws a picture of “Home” while living in a residence for disturbed children. Poland, 1948.
A large crowd of mostly African Americans mourning the death of President Abraham Lincoln in front of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, Mississippi, April 1865
Wirths Circus arrives at platform 9, Spencer St. station in Melbourne, Australia. Alice the 102 year old elephant helps unload the trains, 1948
Evacuating Saigon, April 30, 1975. An American evacuee punches away a South Vietnamese man for a place on the last chopper out of the US embassy.
Corporal Luther E. Boger of US 82nd Airborne Division reading a warning sign, Cologne, Germany, 4 April 1945
One of the oldest photos of the Great Sphinx, from 1880
Woodstock – The Opening Ceremony. Bethel, New York, 14 August 1969
A US Marine prepares to enter a Vietcong tunnel, 1969
A Matilda tank of the Australian 2/4th Armored Regiment on the Buin Road, Bougainville, 1945.
American Civil War veterans being shown modern machine guns and rifles on Veterans Day at the Minnesota State Fair, Saint Paul, Minnesota, c. 1940’s. [2732×2168]
Eva Braun at the Berghof, undated
An Allied vessel sinking seen through the periscope of a German submarine – 1941
General Eisenhower watches occupants of Ohrdruf concentration camp demonstrate how they were tortured, Generals Bradley and Patton are at his right, April 12 1945
Last photograph of Chilean President Salvador Allende alive, inside the presidential palace during the 1973 coup d’état
A slave-owning family posing in the front yard of their house with at least three of their slaves visible, Kentucky, c. 1850’s (Wikipedia)
The only known photo of Albert Einstein with his E=MC^2 equation – 1934