Unseen Historical Photos

I found this short 9-minute film on You Tube, featuring a random selection of historical photographs. Despite the title ‘unseen’, I have seen three of them previously, but not the rest. It also has a warning at the beginning, but I assure you that none of the photos are too disturbing, if at all.

30 thoughts on “Unseen Historical Photos

  1. (1) I’ve seen the mestiza de sangley photo online many times. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangley
    (2) John Smith, the Ojibwe Indian, reminds me of Jimmy Durante. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Smith_(Chippewa_Indian)
    (3) I’d like to know where the Nevada railroad photo was taken.
    (4) The skeletons engaged in the “longest kiss” reminds me of the final scene in “Notre-Dame de Paris,” which I’ve read twice in the original French.

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  2. During the War my mother worked for Life Magazine in the photo department. I grew up with Life coming every week giving me a chance to really absorb photos. I miss the opportunity that it and Look Magazine provided for serious photographers to have an outlet for their work. So much of that skill is shown in these photos.

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  3. I love these. I find particularly poignant images of soldiers caring for birds or animals. Also the German soldier helping the child at the wall. I have been reading books framed around the wall, coincidentally.

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