Richard Pierce – 14 years of age, works as a Western Union Telegraph Messenger. with nine months of service. He works from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Smokes. Visits houses of prostitution. Wilmington, Delaware, ca. May 1910
Adolf Hitler, Along with Mussolini’s son-in-law, Count Galeazzo Ciano (to Hitler’s right), and Joachim von Ribbentrop, attend a NSDAP (Nazi Party) 1930s.
Count Galeazzo Ciano was, from the very beginning, against the notion of Italy entering a war; he believed Italy was ill prepared for such an undertaking. As his doubts grew, Ciano would take increasingly bold actions; prior to the German invasion of France, for example, he warned the Belgian government of an imminent German invasion of Belgium. In 1942 and 1943, when the situation looked dire, Ciano turned his efforts towards Italy’s withdrawal from the conflict. For this, he was removed from his post as Foreign Minister on February 5th, 1943. He would remain under close watch of his father-in-law, Mussolini. Following Mussolini’s arrest and Italy’s change of heart, Ciano sought refuge in Germany. There he did not find it; Ciano was rebuffed by the Germans and tried by the fsacist Italians, who found him guilty of treason. Count Ciano was executed by firing squad under the order of his father in law, Benito Mussolini, on January 11th, 1944. His last words were “Long Live Italy!”
Flight deck crews spot Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless dive bombers of bombing squadron VB-12 which have just returned from an attack on Japanese-occupied Pacific islands to the flight deck of the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Saratoga(CV-3), October 1943.
Abraham Lincoln and George McClellan at Antietam, October 2nd/3rd, 1862
US Army soldiers use a jeep to move a Very Low Altitude (VLA) antiaircraft balloon (barrage balloon) during a training exercise in southern England before D-Day, circa May 1944.
Finnish seamen of minelayer Ruotsinsalmi lay contact mines in the Gulf of Finland, May 18, 1942.
Two U.S. soldiers of C Company, 36th Armored Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division seek shelter behind a M-4 Sherman tank at Geich, near Düren, Germany, on 11 December 1944.
Summer on the Lower East Side, 1937
General Douglas MacArthur with General Richard Sutherland (left) and Colonel Lloyd Lehrbas (far left) wading ashore at ‘Blue Beach’, Dagupan, on the island of Luzon, following the landing of the US 6th Army in the Lingayen Gulf, Philippines, 9 January 1945.
The Battle for Lingayen Gulf had commenced three days earlier on the 6 January, with a ferocious Allied bombardment of suspected Japanese positions along the coast by ships from the US Navy and Royal Australian Navy.
Troops quickly secured the coastline following the landing, pushing several miles inland over the following days. Lingayen Gulf would become a major supply depot for Allied forces for the remainder of the Pacific campaign.
A breeches buoy is put into service to transfer from a U.S. destroyer to a cruiser survivors of a ship, November 14, 1942 which had been sunk in naval action against the Japanese off the Santa Cruz Islands in the South pacific on October 26.
President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Civil Rights leaders Martin Luther King, Jr., Whitney Young, and James Farmer
Thomas Edison with his second phonograph, photographed by Mathew Brady in Washington, April 1878
Mugshot and fingerprints of a young Marxist named ‘Benedetto’ Mussolini. Bern, Switzerland, 1903
Thomas Edison relaxing on a “Vagabonds” camping trip, 1921
On the 2nd June 1953, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place and the whole country joined in celebration
Banana docks, New York, ca. 1890-1910.
Captain Thomas H. Garahan, ‘Easy’ Company, 2nd Battalion, 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division raises the ‘Stars and Stripes’ flag made secretly by a local French girl.
The morning after a long night awaiting a Viet Cong ambush that never came. 40 miles East of Saigon, Vietnam, 1965
Bulldog on the beach, ca. 1900-1910
A black soldier of the Union army sits in front of a storefront with the text ‘Auction & Negro Sales’, ca. 1865, Atlanta, Ga.
Orville, accompanied by his brother Lorin, his nephew Horace, and his friend Alexander Ogilvie, of England, conduct gliding experiments with a glider resembling the Wright 1911 powered machine but lacking its motor