1972 | Every World Press Photo Winner From 1955-2011
This Pulitzer Prize winning photograph by Eddie Adams is among the most famous war photographs of all time. The man with the gun is General Nguyen Ngoc Loan, the Republic of Vietnam’s Chief of National Police, while the man about to die is Nguyen Van Lém, a Vietcong soldier. Story has it that the prisoner was found near a ditch filled with the bodies of 34 police officers and their relatives, including those of the General.
kv96ic28: Great shot of WWII action, the bravery
Great shot of WWII action, the bravery of American soldiers and the love of their fellow soldiers.
A Look Back At The Types Of Work Slaves Performed On Southern Plantations
Scars of a whipped slave (April 2, 1863, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Original caption: "Overseer Artayou Carrier whipped me. I was two months in bed sore from the whipping. My master come after I was whipped; he discharged the overseer. The very words of poor Peter, taken as he sat for his picture."
at the beach | 1925
The only preserved photograph of Lincoln in death. Taken 24 April 1865, by Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., City Hall, Manhattan, NY.
Kind of cynical that the large poster on the building behind the running people…
The Kiss of Life - photo taken 1967. Two power linemen were doing routine maintenance when 1 of them brushed up against 1 of the high voltage lines which instantly stopped his heart. Quick thinking the other lineman, while he could not perform CPR, reached for him & performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until he felt a slight pulse. He then unbuckled the lineman's harness & with him on his shoulder descended onto the ground where CPR was performed & the lineman went on 2 make a full…