Photos of the Day

Exhausted German POW captured at Passchendaele, 1917.

Julia Child doing her cooking show ‘The French Chef’, 1963.

The most interesting chimp in the world, bar Pete.

During the Vietnam War an AP photographer captures a napalm strike near U.S. troops on patrol in South Vietnam in 1966.

German civilian refugees cross a bridge on the River Elbe which had been blown up by German forces, to escape the chaos behind German lines caused by the approach of the advancing Soviet Army. Tangerm?nde, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. 1 May 1945.

British lookout at his post in a fake tree in Souchez, France (1918). Soldiers would remove shell-damaged trees under cover of darkness and plant fakes to house snipers and lookouts.

View on the Passchendaele battlefield. Some of the craters were so deep men drowned in them. 1917.

Someones great uncle Ernest Ellington posing with his bomber crew during WWII. He was the tail gunner. He’s the second from the left on the bottom row.

Titanic in Color, 1912.

Japanese POW’s at Guam, with bowed heads after hearing Emperor Hirohito make announcement of Japan’s unconditional surrender.” August 15, 1945.

A British officer is carried in a shaded hammock by four natives using their heads, Sierra Leone, c. 1920.

Civil defense planes patrol Chicago in case of atomic attack (May 1956) .

Freckle removal. A complicated apparatus is employed. Eyes are covered with a special, air-tight piece, and the nostrils filled in. Breathing is done through a special tube. Sensitive parts of the face must be treated separately.

Andrew Chandler and his former slave Silas Chandler, 44th Mississippi Infantry, Confederate States Army. Silas saved Andrew’s life at the Battle of Chickamauga. Andrew later gave Silas land to build a church for his community.(1860)s.

German POWs are marched east through farmland in the USSR in the summer of 1944. Note the woman in the foreground shaking her fist at the Germans.

Yassine Alaoui Ismaili photographs Casablanca from the perspective of a local. His pictures show a fascinating city full of opposites. Mohamedia Grand. Casablanca, 2015.

Clerks and secretaries eating lunch in an Automat. October 1945. New York, NY.

Jayne Mansfield dances with an American soldier stationed in Newfoundland at a Christmas USO event, 1961.

“American science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, uses his Hubbard Electrometer (patent pending) to determine whether tomatoes experience pain, 1968. His work led him to the conclusion that tomatoes ‘scream when sliced’.”

World War 1, Sound Finders Were Used To Hear Potential Incoming Enemy Planes.

An East German soldier helps a young boy cross the barbed wire which was a marker for where the Berlin wall would soon be built. The guard was caught and immediately punished.

Group of children on the mean streets of Springfield, Massachusetts, by Lewis Wickes Hine. 1916.

A woman accused of collaborating with the Nazis is publicly shamed. France, 1944.

Carrier pigeon being released from an aircraft, c. 1918.

Inside a dressing room at the Moulin Rouge, 1924.

A soldier protecting himself under turned over tank, Italy, 1944.

Chinese children playing ping-pong at school, 1916.

March on Rome, 28th of October 1922. In the middle Mussolini, with Emilio De Bono, Italo Balbo and Cesare Maria De Vecchi.

A colourised photo of the aftermath of a car crash in Washington, DC (1921).

Traveller family. P?irc Gharbh, Co. Galway, Ireland. 1953.

Horses killed by collapsed buildings lie next to the wagons they pulled after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

Unboxing the Statue of Liberty, 1885.

Camille Jenatzy’s record-breaking electric car “Jamais Contente” (“Never satisfied”), the first car to reach 100kph, 1899.

Sharpshooter Annie Oakley shooting over her shoulder using a hand mirror, circa 1899.

Woman wiring an early IBM computer – 1948.

Snipe Shooting, 1886. The difficulties involved in hunting snipes gave rise to the term sniper, meaning a hunter highly skilled in marksmanship and camouflaging, which later evolved to mean a sharpshooter or someone who shoots from a concealed location.

The English football team giving the Nazi or it could be the Olympic salute in front of 110,000 spectators, including Goering, Hess and Goebbels, ahead of their game against Germany at the Olympiastadion, Berlin. May, 1938.

Complaints Board, London Underground 1922. Surely they would need a board much bigger than that! Just look at the face the phone on the wall is making, should tell you something is wrong.

Breakfast for the Apollo astronauts, 1969. Mmmm, toasted bread cubes and orange drink. My favourite. Who stole all my Space Sticks?

What a difference 58 years makes. I wonder if they guys even knew what they were delivering!

Woolworths home decor department, 1964. A good clock costs a bundle today.

Crazy Anti-Distraction Helmet,1925. How could you concentrate when you’re constantly making Darth Vader noises?

Quick turn around and get going .. The eruption of Mount Saint Helens in 1980.

The Queen makes the first long-distance telephone call without the use of an operator. Bristol. December 5, 1958.

Private James A. Lee of D Company, 107th Infantry, 27th Division showing off war trophies taken from Germans during the attack against the Hindenburg Line near Amiens in October 1918.

Nurses go through gas mask training while waiting for permanent assignment, in Wales. May 26, 1944.

Bobba the dog looks like this when a doggy treat is heading her way ..

And Bobba looks like this when she misses catching it.