23 Best History Pictures of the Month – May 1st to May 30th, 2013

1.Jim Jarrett about to explore the wreck of the Lusitania, 312 feet down. 1935.

2.In August 1961, two young girls speak with their grandparents in East Germany over a barbed wire fence, a barricade which later became the Berlin Wall.

3.David Bowie mugshot, arrested, along with Iggy Pop, for marijuana possession in Rochester New York, 1976.

4.Oscar II, king of Sweden and Norway (year 1880) color

5.Turkish official teasing starved Armenian children by showing bread during the Armenian Genocide, 1915

6.People seeking shelter behind lamp-posts at Dam square Amsterdam after German troops opened fire at the celebrating masses (22 killed, 120 injured), 7 May 1945

7.A belly dancer from Middlesex entertains British troops in Cyprus, 1964.

A belly dancer from Middlesex entertains British troops in Cyprus, 1964.

8.German soldier photographed with his elderly mother before departing for the front in the West, Sept. 1940

German soldier photographed with his elderly mother before departing for the front in the West, Sept. 1940

9.The desolation of war. Poilcapelle, Belgium, 1917.

The desolation of war. Poilcapelle, Belgium, 1917.

10.US Government mockups of how Hitler could have disguised

US Government mockups of how Hitler could have disguised

11.One of the oldest photos of the Great Sphinx, from 1880.

12.St. Peter’s Square on Easter Day, Rome, c. 1865.

13.Old-School Selfie: A man taking a self-portrait of himself in a mirror

 

14.The frozen corpse of a German soldier being used as an impromptu street sign near the front line, Eastern Front, 1942.

15.Woman tending at a Walgreens Drug Store in Boise, Idaho, 1958

16.The statue of Liberty surrounded by scaffolding as workers complete the final stages in Paris c. 1885.

17.A Finnish soldier with a pack reindeer. Oct. 26, 1941

18.American troops treat a wounded dog on Orote Pennisula. W.Eugene Smith. 1944

 

19.Recipient of the world’s first human heart transplant, Louis Washkansky, in Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, three days after the surgery – 6 December 1967.

20.Small boy drinking water in his home in Kentucky, 1964

21. 33,000 families and businesses living in more than 300 interconnected high-rise buildings, all constructed without contributions from a single architect: Kowloon Walled City, 1970s

22.Auto Wreck in Washington D.C, 1921

23.A drum major for the University of Michigan marching band leads a line of children in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1950.

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