Marilyn Monroe wearing the (sheer, tight, skin-color) dress that made the audience gasp when she sang “Happy Birthday, Mr. President”. It was so tight fitting, that she reportedly wore nothing underneath. May 19, 1962
Preparing models and set to film the first ‘Godzilla’ movie, 1954
“Momma Ruth,” a seamstress who makes robes for the Ku Klux Klan in the process of taking an robe order for an Imperial Wizard (an officer within the KKK).
WWI: A German member of a “Trench Attack Squad” poses in steel body armor and two stick grenades.
Bruce Lee teaching his son Brandon how to kick 1971
Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. in Normandy after personally leading the first wave of men to shore on Utah beach, the only allied general to do so, 1944
Wall Street on D-Day, June 6th 1944
14 year old Emmett Till funeral photo after his lynching in Mississippi Chicago, IL 1955
Till was from Chicago, Illinois, and visiting relatives in Money, a small town in the Mississippi Delta region. He spoke to 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant, the married proprietor of a small grocery store there. Several nights later, Bryant’s husband Roy and his half-brother J. W. Milam went to Till’s great-uncle’s house and abducted the boy. They took him away and beat and mutilated him before shooting him and sinking his body in the Tallahatchie River. Three days later, Till’s body was discovered and retrieved from the river.
Chateau Wood After The Battle Of Ypres, WWI 1917
Charlton Heston as Moses in “The Ten Commandments,” drive-in theater, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1958
Walt Disney, First Ever Disneyland Opening day, 17 June 1955
Prostitutes on display in Yoshiwara during the Meiji period, 1882
Nazi Physician Fritz Klein forced to bury Holocaust victims at Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp. 1945
When asked how he reconciled his actions with his ethical obligations as a physician, Klein famously stated:
“My Hippocratic oath tells me to cut a gangrenous appendixout of the human body. TheJews are the gangrenous appendix of mankind. That’s why I cut them out.”
Taken during the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, German SS guards, exhausted from their forced labour clearing the bodies of the dead, are allowed a brief rest by British soldiers but are forced to take it by lying face down in one of the empty mass graves 1945
There’s a famous quote from BBC journalist Richard Dimbleby, who was present at the liberation of this camp:
Here over an acre of ground lay dead and dying people. You could not see which was which… The living lay with their heads against the corpses and around them moved the awful, ghostly procession of emaciated, aimless people, with nothing to do and with no hope of life, unable to move out of your way, unable to look at the terrible sights around them … Babies had been born here, tiny wizened things that could not live … A mother, driven mad, screamed at a British sentry to give her milk for her child, and thrust the tiny mite into his arms, then ran off, crying terribly. He opened the bundle and found the baby had been dead for days.
This day at Belsen was the most horrible of my life
The torpedo room of a WW1 German U-boat
Max Schreck on the set of “Nosferatu” in 1922
Nosferatu (full movie)
Slave family on a plantation (Beaufort, South Carolina – c. 1862)
LAPD investigating death of woman in 1947