Month: October 2015

The London milkman, 1940

The appearance of German bombers in the skies over London introduced a new weapon of terror and destruction in the arsenal of twentieth century warfare. [...]

Worker and supervisor at a car factory, Moscow, 1954

The distance between the two of them is too close. The worker has his hands not hanging loose, but slightly raised as though preparing to make a move. [...]

An airgunner stands before his B-24 bomber wearing what it took to survive at 25,000ft altitude, 1944

The airgunner on the picture is Major David G. Bellemere and behind him is the B-24 Liberator heavy bomber ‘Tepee Time Gal’. He’s wearing the typical [...]

Guardian Angels on the NYC subway, 1980

Guardian Angels first made an appearance on the New York subway in 1979 in an attempt to quell rising levels of violence. As in all of New York, crime was [...]

A woman hitting a neo-Nazi with her handbag, 1985

A woman Hitting a neo-Nazi with her handbag is a famous photograph taken in Växjö, Sweden on 13 April 1985 by Hans Runesson. It depicts a 38-year-old [...]

Ticket to Armistice – Japanese leaflet dropped on Allied troops

During World War II there were many different forms of propaganda to support the war effort in Japan. Sometimes the Japanese used sexual images in order to [...]

Native American smoke curing a human corpse, 1910

Among the Kwakwaka’wakw people of the Pacific Northwest, the Hamatsa were a secret society. This society exercised a ritual often called a “cannibal” [...]