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Oskar Schindler mobbed by hundreds of holocaust survivors in Jerusalem, 1962.
The 101st Airborne Division’s “Filthy Thirteen”volunteer pathfinders preparing to parachute into France just after midnight on June 6, 1944. They were among the first allied troops to set foot on French soil on D-Day; their mission was to mark drop zones for the airborne assault.
“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve”- The U.S. Pacific fleet getting ready for battle during the Marshall Islands Campaign, 1944.
Memorial Day 1945: French teen Helene Chapelle and her mother kneel at the grave of James Simonian who was killed during the Normandy invasion. She is reading a letter from Simonian’s mother who asked that it be read at her son’s grave. La Cambe Cemetery, France.
Johnny Clem, who joined the Union Army as a drummer boy at age 10. Clem became a legend when he shot and killed a Confederate Colonel at the Battle of Chickamauga in 1863.
Mass demonstrations against Soviet Union in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, 1989
American soldiers at mass in the rubble at Cologne Cathedral, March 1945. (Colorized, link to original black and white photo in comments)
Jaques Biederer, the first photographer in history specializing in erotic photos, Paris, 1928.
Vietnam War helmet graffiti, 1967- “War is Good Business- Invest Your Son”
1 of the 11 surviving pictures taken by LIFE Magazine photographer Robert Capa on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Veterans of four different wars from the same town of Geary, Oklahoma, 1940s
A Navajo smile. 1904, Photo by Edward Curtis
Captain Lewis Nixon of the 101st Airborne wakes up after a night of celebrating courtesy of Goerings private Liquor, Wine and Champagne collection, Austria May 4th 1945.
Commuters in New York on the evening of November 22, 1963.
A Lakota man. ca. 1895-1899. South Dakota. Photo by Jesse H. Bratley. Source - Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
A young female welder photographed by Bernard Hoffman in Connecticut, circa 1943.
Ms. Lee Merlin, the winner of the “Miss Atomic Bomb” pageant in Las Vegas, 1950s.
Just some college girls clowning around, 1920s
Marilyn Monroe reading “Ulysses” by James Joyce, 1955.
The “Parade of the Vanquished”- almost 60,000 Wehrmacht prisoners-of-war march the streets of Moscow, 1944.
Vietnamese farmer with the wreckage of a B-52 Stratofortress in the background, ca 1980.
Girls making petrol bombs during the Battle of the Bogside, Ireland, 1969.
Richard White Bull, Oglala Sioux, 1899.
Marilyn Monroe performing for the thousands of American troops in Korea, 1954.
An American Marine tries to communicate with two Japanese child soldiers captured on Okinawa, June 1945.
General George S. Patton watches his troops advance across the El Guettar Valley, Tunisia - March 1943. (Original Color Picture LIFE Magazine by Eliot Elisofon)
Betty White, 1948
Babe Ruth’s last appearance at the Yankee Stadium, New York City, 1948. He died of cancer two months later. (Ironic advertisement placement)
Johnny Cash, before going on stage at Folsom Prison in 1968
Private John W. Emmons, from the 6th marine Division, and a friend take a well earned nap on Okinawa, 1945. (USMC photo by Private First Class R.G. West)
Marine Lance Corporal Ernest Delgado at Khe Sahn, Vietnam, 1968. Note his blood type and Tour of Duty countdown calendar on his cover, with “California”across front. (photo by David Duncan Douglas)
Former Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali leans out of the window on the ninth floor of a high-rise and talks with an suicidal man who threatened to jump. Ali managed to talk him out of it. January 19, 1981.
Men of Easy Co., 506th PIR on one of the most grueling tests ever performed by American troops: a 120 mile march from Toccoa, Ga, to Atlanta. The four day March beat the Japanese record for a similar maneuver in speed, distance, number, weight of equipment and adversity to weather 1942.
1st Lieutenant Roy “Buck” Rodgers of the 102nd Infantry Division discovers a German who buried himself in an attempt to avoid capture near the town of Linnich, North-Rhine Westphalia, February, 1945. (Original color photo)
A Waffen SS Officer surrenders to a US Army Sergeant on the West side of the Elbe River bridge near Tangermünde Germany in 1945 LIFE Magazine Archives - William Vandivert Photographer
Rita Hayworth, one of the most popular pinup models among American soldiers and sailors during World War II, 1941
Captain Edward F. Wilson of the 853rd Bomb Squadron was renowned for taking shots from his B-24 pilot's seat during his time serving with the 491st Bomb Group at RAF North Pickenham. These photographs were amongst the earliest 8th Air Force color shots taken in the UK, 1944.
An abandoned Japanese baby is adopted by front line medical unit of the 27th Div. The baby was found with a scalp wound, in the arms of its dead mother, by a tank crew during the fighting below Mt. Tapotchau. Saipan, July 1944.
David Isom, the 19 year old young man that gave absolutely no damn and entered a ‘whites only’ pool in Florida which resulted in officials closing the facility. June 8, 1958.
Sailor and girl at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Washington D.C., 1943. (Original color photo)
A girl and her cat, San Antonio, TX, 1939
An American soldier chats with a sunbathing German girl in postwar Berlin, Germany, 1945.
American servicemen, former prisoners of war, are cheering as their aircraft takes off from an airfield near Hanoi as part of Operation Homecoming, 1973.
Cheyenne man, Bird Wild Hog, also known as Hedge Hog, 1890.
A carrier pigeon being released from a port-hole in the side of a British tank near Albert during the battle of Amiens, 9 August 1918.
Robert Wadlow, the tallest man in recorded history, late 1930s. He stood 8’ 11” and only lived to age 22.
Ojibwe Woman, Ponemah, Minnesota. Photograph taken by Roland W. Reed c.1908
Whoe-A-Ke (Man Who Packs The Eagle), Dakota. Photo by William Henry Jackson, 1877.
US president Jimmy Carter and an aide hop a fence at LaGuardia airport in New York City, 1976.
The crew of B-29 Superfortress 42-24598 "Waddy's Wagon" (20th Air Force, 73rd Bomb Wing, 497th Bomb Group, 869th Bomb Squadron) posing to duplicate the nose art. All were KIA when the bomber was shot down over Japan in January, 1945. (Original color photo)
In 1938 1800 veterans of the Civil War attended an 75th Anniversary reunion at Gettysburg, PA. The youngest was 88 years old, and the oldest claimed to be 112 years old.
Edward Llewellen with the World’s Record Black Sea Bass (425 lbs / 192kg), which he caught at Catalina Island, California, 1903. (Library of Congress)
French fishermen looking at the corpses of US soldiers on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France. June, 1944. Photo by Robert Capa.
American soldier misses his girlfriend so much his helmet band filled with her photographs, near Cu Chi, South Vietnam, May 1968.
Lewis Nixon and Dick Winters from Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, 1945.
US Marine who paid the ultimate price during the Battle of Iwo Jima, 1945.
Adam West dressed as Batman for the filming of a road safety ad for children, 1967.
Flapper getting a tattoo on her thigh in the 1920s
Roza Georgiyevna Shanina was one of the best Soviet snipers, 1943. Confirmed kills: 54. (Colorized, original B&W in comments)
Three smoking “breaker boys” at a Pennsylvania coal mine, ca. 1900.
Pvt John L. Drugan and “Pal”, his faithful war dog. Recognized for his heroic actions, Pal saved an entire platoon of Marines from an ambush when he discovered a well-hidden Japanese machine-gun nest during the Battle of Okinawa. John and Pal both survived the war. May, 1945.
Lockheed F-5 photo recon Lighting with “haze” paint job designed to make it invisible in the sky, 1945. Results were mixed and the idea was scrapped, even though many F-5 pilots preferred the paint scheme in combat conditions.
Two US Army MPs are slightly amused “interrogating” two German grade school children pressed into military service as the war was winding down in 1945. In general, any German “soldier” under 17 was briefly interrogated and then allowed to return home.
Spent artillery shell casings from the Battle of the Somme, 1916.
A Victorian couple trying not to laugh while getting their portraits done, 1890s.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr during a lighthearted moment at Fire Island, NY, September 1967.
The Russian mystic Rasputin is shown at a Ghorokhovo street flat in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire, 1914.
Teenage soldier, Saigon, South Vietnam, 1968
Portrait of Ah-Weh-Eyu (Pretty Flower), of the Seneca nation, 1908. Photo by J.L. Blessing.
“Mermaids” at Disneyland waving to guests on a submarine ride, 1960s
77 years ago today- The death of Adolf Hitler was reported on the front page of Stars and Stripes. Here, GIs of the 4th Infantry Division read the good news. May 2, 1945.
B-29 Superfortresses from 500th BG, 73rd BW of 20th Air Force dropping incendiary bombs over Japan, 1945.
Winner of Miss America, 1924- Mary Katherine Campbell of Philadelphia, PA
Mary Greyeyes, a Cree woman from Muskeg Lake Reserve, was the first indigenous woman to serve in the Canadian armed forces. Here she is receiving a blessing from Harry Ball of the Piapot Nation, September 29, 1942.
Average American family, Detroit, Michigan, 1954. All this on a Ford factory worker’s wages!
Community grocery store owner, Harlem, New York, 1940.
People walk through the aftermath of the crackdown of the Tiananmen Square protests, 1989.
In 1969, Life magazine photographer Vernon Merritt III captured this shot of two buddies on a hot summer day in New York City.
A Cherokee girl, Tennessee, 1939
Central Park, NY during the Great Depression, 1933. (Original color photo)
Happy National Dog Day! Here is a pup receiving some first aid from some medics of the 4th Infantry Division somewhere in France, 1944.
Mirror portrait taken in Japan, ca 1920.
Lt. James Washington, CSA, with Capt. George Custer of the 5th US Cavalry, Fair Oaks Va, 1862. Custer found his West Point classmate wounded on the battlefield, arranged for medical treatment, and then insisted on having a photo taken together. (Colorized, link to orig B&W in comments)
Dolly Parton and Carl Dean, her husband of 56 years, when they first met in 1964.
Irma Grese, nicknamed 'The Beautiful Beast' pictured with Joseph Kramer, who was commandant of Auschwitz and later Belsen concentration camps. She was hanged aged 22 in 1945 and him in 1946. She went to her death unrepentant and smiling. She was 22.
GIs on the firing range during basic training, ca 1943.
22 year old Ensign Jane Kendiegh, USNR, was the first nurse on Iwo Jima and Okinawa (1945)
Hattie Tom, a young Chiricahua Apache, 1899
77 years ago today- Tears stream down the cheeks of accordion-playing Chief Petty Officer Graham Jackson as President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s flag-draped funeral train left Warm Springs, Georgia, on April 13, 1945. Roosevelt's fellow polio victims sit crying at Jackson's side.
GIs of the 28th Field Artillery Battalion, 8th Infantry Division, preparing to fire a 155mm shell inscribed with the greeting: “For Adolph, Unhappy New Year” during the Battle of the Bulge, December 31, 1944.
Cpl. William E. Thomas and Pfc. Joseph Jackson prepare a gift of special “Easter Eggs” for Adolf Hitler and the German Army. Easter Saturday, during the Battle of Remagen, 1945. (Colorized, link to original B&W in comments)
Homecoming: a prisoner of war returning home to Vienna, Austria. 1946. (Photo by Ernst Haas)
1 of the 11 surviving pictures taken by LIFE Magazine photographer Robert Capa on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
A Catholic priest conducts mass on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, June 1944. Photo by Robert Capa.
German soldier lighting his cigarette with a flamethrower, 1917.
German troops singing around a Christmas tree in their trench on the Eastern Front during World War I, circa 1915. (Colorized, link to original Bg&W photo in comments)
Alice Huyler Ramsey, the first woman to drive across the US, 1909.
Two American soldiers of U.S. 4th Signal Company, 4th Infantry Division, hold the day’s bag during the Ardennes Counteroffensive of the Battle of the Bulge; one deer and two rabbits, which will supplement their rations. Winter 1944/45. (Colorized, link to original B&W in comments)
Brother and sister after having been successfully processed at the Ellis Island Immigration Center and now awaiting transportation to Manhattan to begin their new Life in America. 1905 (Library of Congress)
Hiroo Onoda- the Imperial Japanese soldier who hid in the Philippine jungle for almost 30 years after WWII ended. March 11, 1974.
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