Photos of the Day

A chilling phone message from one of the victims of 9/11.

War is Hell.

This image, taken in 1892, shows lumberjacks standing in the trunk of a forest giant they have chopped down at Camp Badger in Tulare County, California.

Three young Russian women and a little girl recently liberated from a slave-labour camp by the U.S. Army lay flowers at the feet of four dead American soldiers, April 18, 1945, Hilden, Germany.

Vietnam War. Private First Class Clark Richie sniffs the scent of a letter from a girl back home in Jay, Oklahoma. April 1966.

Ca. 1920s — Perched on a girder at the edge of a building under construction, a confident daredevil balances on the back legs of a chair atop another chair set on a table, from a height of 20 stories – without a safety net. — Image by © Underwood & Underwood/Corbis

Saudi airlines in the 70’s.

Poignant and poetic: A Zippo lighter from the Vietnam War era simply asks ‘Why me’, while another shows disillusionment and a poetic take on the pointlessness of war.

Cutting tuna in Sicily, 1956. photo by Rene Burri.

New York City, 1960. I see a rebel in the mix. The guy on the far right is standing under the no standing sign.

US soldiers who defected to the DPRK during the Korean War, 1950’s.

War is Hell. U.S. sailors with their heads shaved to spell out “HELL” (June 1944).

The bloodstained coat of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

The choir in the cathedral Notre Dame of Amiens is a masterpiece of medieval craftsmanship and had to be protected from bombing in 1940. Amiens, France.

Rum Ration aboard George V, 1940.

A picnic at a Los Angeles alligator farm where patrons were allowed to mingle freely among trained alligators from 1907 to 1953. They closed due to low attendance. (picture from 1920’s)

“This is A White Man’s Country: Let White Men Rule.” Ribbon urging to support Democratic ticket Horace Seymour and Francis Blair. United States. 1868.

Elvis signing an autograph for a 12-year old Madonna in 1970.

At the time of WW1, the King of Britain, Russia and Germany were all first cousins.

Immigrants swearing they have no communist affiliation, NYC, 1951.

British Soldiers Battledress, 1939.

Apple Delivery Truck from 1928.

Joseph Wald, a British army soldier of the Jewish Brigade, carrying an artillery shell with “A gift for Hitler” written on it in Hebrew. Italy, 1944/1945 (colourized).

Boy sitting on a sea mine on the beach in Kent, England, 1945. Eating an ice cream cone.

FaceTime in the 1930’s magazine. Note the flying car in the background…

9/11 Fire-fighter. 2001.

1850’s New Zealand Immigration poster.

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