Somehow it seemed brutal to intrude upon the privacy of these terror-stricken people, but I did my job. I was making a documentary record of a thing that was really happening. I was impressed by Warsaw's will to survive. - Julien Bryan in Siege (1940)
The Berlin Wall - 1989
"Mrs. Mary Couchman, a 24-year-old warden of a small Kentish Village, shields three little children, among them her son, as bombs fall during an air attack on October 18, 1940. The three children were playing in the street when the siren suddenly sounded. Bombs began to fall as she ran to them and gathered the three in her arms, protecting them with her body. Complimented on her bravery, she said, ‘Oh, it was nothing. Someone had look after the children.’" via historicaltimes.tumblr.com
“A three second exposure meant that subjects had to stand very still to avoid being blurred, and holding a smile for that period was tricky. As a result, we have a tendency to see our Victorian ancestors as even more formal and stern than they might have been.”
Pulling teeth at home by dad with a pr. of plyers
WWII photos that aren't commonly seen.
Adolf Hitler on a walk with Helga Goebbels, 1936. Helga was later killed with cyanide by her parents with her siblings in Hitler’s bunker in 1945. [[MORE]] Some info: Daughter of Joseph Goebbels, minister of Nazi Germany’s Propaganda. Joseph Goebbels...
Era el 14 de agosto de 1945 y la inmensa mayoría de los ciudadanos norteamericanos habían salido a la calle para celebrar el día de la victoria de los Estados Unidos sobre Japón en la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Nueva York era una de esas urbes en las que masivamente el júbilo y el festejo se [...]