A wounded U.S. paratrooper grimaces in pain as he awaits medical evacuation at base camp in the A Shau Valley near the Laos border in South Vietnam on May 19, 1969.
The “Baker” explosion, part of Operation Crossroads, was a nuclear weapon test by the United States military at Bikini Atoll, Micronesia, on July 25, 1946. Photo above was taken from a tower on Bikini Island, 3.5 miles away. The wider, exterior cloud is actually just a condensation cloud caused by the Wilson chamber effect, and was […]
Edward S. Curtis, a professional photographer in Seattle, devoted his life to documenting what was perceived to be a vanishing race. His monumental publication The North American Indian presented to the public an extensive ethnographical study of numerous tribes, and his photographs remain memorable icons of the American Indian. This portrait (taken between 1907-1930) is of […]
Construction crew working on George Washington’s likeness at Mount Rushmore in 1932. George Washington’s head was started first. Due to the economic instability of the United States caused by the Great Depression, it was completed in seven years, and dedicated to the public on Independence Day 1934.
Florence Jaffray Hurst “Daisy” Harriman, chairman and founder of the Women’s National Wilson and Marshall Organization, addressing a political rally in Union Square, New York on August 20, 1912. The New York Times states that Harriman was the founder and chairman of the organization which was active at least through the 1912 election. She also […]