Photos of the Day

Saddam Hussein charming a lady in his own romantic way. Saddam Hussein with his wife Sajida Talfah, 1960s.

“Beware of death” sign above an unexploded shell stuck in a tree WW1. I wonder what the guy was thinking when he put up the sign?

An Uzi-armed Israeli on guard duty in the Negev, 1956.

Girl having her hair ironed before a Night Out in New York City (1964).

US soldiers break into the gates of the German POW camp Oflag XIII-B in Hammelburg on April 6, 1945.

Egyptian Mummy seller, 1875.

‘Radium Girl’ – A dial painter who suffered from a radium-induced sarcoma of the chin, c.1920’s. A dial painter suffered from radium-induced sarcoma of the chin. The workers, mostly young women, used their mouthes to form sharp points on the brush that they would dip in and out of radium paint. Image from the book “Deadly Glow – The Radium Dial Worker Tragedy.”

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

Polish Boy Scouts returning home in a hurry after learning of the German invasion 1.09.1939.

The headquarters of Mussolini’s Italian Fascist Party, 1934.

Junkies in abandoned railway station Letten, Z?rich, Switzerland 1994.

Young German POWs captured by Guards Armoured Division, April 6, 1945. Near the end of the war, the Wehrmacht recruited children because all able men were already at the front.

Ann-Margret and Elvis on the set of Viva Las Vegas 1964. That is one intense meeting of the eyes..

Polish Jews interned in the Warsaw Ghetto are rounded up on the streets by German soldiers for forced labor detail. May 1941.

Spanish Tourists in Omagh, Northern Ireland. Moments before the detonation of a bomb in the car behind them, leaving 29 dead, 1998. It’s incredible how a casual vacation photo can turn out a devastating tragedy.

African Americans collect the remains of soldiers killed in battle near Cold Harbor, Virginia, in April of 1865. The battle was a year before, hence the decomposed bodies.

People climbing the Great Pyramid, c.1880.

A man views the destruction around the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall (now known as the Atomic Bomb Dome) one month after the bombing. September, 1945.

Children cross the river using pulleys on their way to school in the outskirts of Modena, Italy, 1959.

Pillaging and desecration of church institutions by leftist Republicans; a corpse of a nun from a monastery in Barcelona was ripped out of a grave and displayed on a wall. Spain, August 1936. The Red Terror in Spain (Spanish: Terror Rojo) is the name given by historians to various acts of violence committed from 1936 until the end of the Spanish Civil War “by sections of nearly all the leftist groups” (…) The violence consisted of the killing of tens of thousands of people (including 6,832 members of the Catholic clergy, the vast majority in the summer of 1936 in the wake of the military coup) as well as attacks on landowners, industrialists, and politicians as well as the desecration and burning of monasteries and churches.

Anne Sullivan reads a book to Helen Keller as she ‘listens’ by touching Sullivan’s lips to feel the vibrations of Sullivan’s word. c.1894.

Incoming .. One house .. Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane heavy lift helicopter carrying a house, 1960’s.

EMI Quality Control room, 1965. Man she must’ve hated the Beatles after that.

Niagara Falls stopped flowing for one day due to an ice jam, 1909.

Laika, a Soviet dog who was the first living creature to orbit the earth. 1957. Although her ultimate fate was very sad, keep in mind that she was originally just a stray dog picked up off the streets of Moscow (who left on the streets, would have almost certainly died miserably or been killed anyway).

Self driving cars of the future, circa 1960. My first thought is that this family is slowly being roasted to death in a motorized crock pot.

Love.. A Soldier leaning out of the train to kiss his girlfriend goodbye for one last time, 1950.

Prussian army canteen, 1898.

The Astra-Gnome described as a “Time and Space Car”, at the New York Auto Show. A concept car, one of its features is a “celestial time-zone clock” permitting actual flight-type navigation. 1956.

Inside a Richmond & Backus Co. office, Detroit, 1902, a printing office, no phones, no desk lamp for extended work.

Churchill Crocodile flamethrower tank supporting infantry of 2nd New Zealand Division during the assault across the River Senio, Italy 9 April 1945.

Crowd in Times Square, New York City celebrating the surrender of Germany, May 7th, 1945.

Epsom Derby striptease show, 1970.