From Out Of The Past... The History In Pictures Thread

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    Members of the Navajo, Papago, Apache, and Hopi tribes signing a document renouncing the use of the traditional swastika symbol from all designs in their basket weaving and blanket making as a protest against Nazi acts of oppression, Tucson, Arizona, February 28, 1940

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    Puyi, the last emperor of China, in a Chinese prison, 1950s

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    Gail Halvorsen, the originator of Operation Little Vittles, the dropping of candy to German children during the Berlin Airlift in 1948

    Colonel Gail “Hal” Halvorsen was an Airforce pilot during Operation Vittles, during which Western-allied nations dropped supplies into West Berlin. Seeing children who had almost nothing, Halvoren decided that he would also drop candy and gum alongside vital supplies. According to Halvorsen, one child asked “How will we know it is your plane?” to which Halvorsen responded that he would wiggle his wings, something he had done for his parents when he first got his pilot’s license in 1941

    Originally, Halvorsen’s efforts were done alone, and without any approval by his superiors. When word reached the airlift commander, Lieutenant General William H. Turner, he ordered it expanded into Operation “Little Vittles,” a play on the airlift’s name of Operation Vittles. Operation Little Vittles began officially on September 22, 1948. Support for this effort to provide the children of Berlin with chocolate and gum grew quickly, first among Halvorsen’s friends, then to the whole squadron. As news of Operation Little Vittles reached the United States, children and candy makers from all over the US began contributing candy. By November 1948, Halvorsen could no longer keep up with the amount of candy and handkerchiefs being sent from across America. With the groundswell of support, Little Vittles pilots, of which Halvorsen was now one of many, were dropping candy every other day. Children all over Berlin had sweets, and more and more artwork was getting sent back with kind letters attached to them. The American candy bombers became known as the Rosinenbomber (Raisin Bombers), while Halvorsen himself became known by many nicknames to the children of Berlin, including his original moniker of “Uncle Wiggly Wings,” as well as “The Chocolate Uncle”, “The Gum Drop Kid” and “The Chocolate Flier.”

    As a result of his efforts, Gail Halvorsen was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014, as well as receiving the Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz (Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany), Germany’s highest award in 1974. In 2002, when the Winter Olympics were held in Halvorsen’s home of Salt Lake City, the then 82-year-old Halvorsen was given the honor of carrying Germany’s national placard in the opening ceremony. Halvorsen was also involved in similar efforts to drop candy and toys over Bosnia and Kosovo during the Yugoslav Wars, and Iraq during the Iraq War.
     
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    Ottoman officials surrender the city of Jerusalem to the British, 1917

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    Future ‘Mad Magazine’ artists Al Jaffee and Will Elder, in the lunchroom at the High School for Music and Arts in New York City (1936)

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    Maori woman with traditional moko tattoos, New Zealand, ca. 1905

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    John L. Burns, 69, a veteran of the War of 1812, and civilian combatant of the Battle of Gettysburg (1863), recuperating. He fought valiantly for 3 days with the Union army, and was wounded 3 times.

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    On Oct. 18, 1898, the 10th Cavalry, returning from Cuba and the Spanish-American War, stopped in Huntsville, making camp near the present-day intersection of Pulaski Pike and University Drive. The Buffalo Soldiers, under the command of 1st. Lt. John “Black Jack” Pershing, stayed until Jan. 28, 1899, making such an impression on the city that residents dubbed the site Cavalry Hill. In 1958, Cavalry Hill School opened there, and today, the school is home to the Academy for Academics and Arts

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    A unit of the Japanese-American 442nd Infantry Regiment stationed on the front lines in St Die, France (1944)

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    Thousands of men from the 34th Infantry Division form the steer skull and Mexican water jug of their insignia, photo by Almeron Newman, Camp Cody, NM, August 18, 1918

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    I was an avid reader of of MAD Magazine in the 70s and mid 80s. Al Jaffee's numerous and awesome fold ins will always be remembered.
     
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    Think of how different pop culture and especially comedy would be without MAD? It's influence on comedians and comedy writers from the 60's til the early 80's was gigantic.
     
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    I first read MAD in 1963. I was being babysat (I was 6) after school by a lady who had two teenage sons who read it.
     
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    Happy New Years everyone.....
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    You're on the point there, sir. MAD was hugely influential and who knows what comedy would've looked like without it.
    That's bloody awesome. I believe I read a copy of MAD magazine for the first time in ca 1976, at around ten/eleven years old. One thing of which I'm certain though: My mind was frakking blown then.
     
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    Robert Lawrence: America’s First African-American Astronaut June 30, 1967

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    Harvesting the hemp crop with a ‘brake.’ Kentucky, 1905

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    Statue of Liberty in France prior to being disassembled and shipped to NYC, 1886

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    Children cross the river using pulleys on their way to school in the outskirts of Modena, Italy, 1959

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    Wich-Ha-Ka-Sa, a Ute Native American man 1899
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    White Swan a Native American (Omaha) man. - 1883
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    Native American (Minniconjou Sioux) man, identified as White Bull, and his son Young White Bull. - 1913
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    Queen Liliʻuokalani - last ruler of Hawaii - as a teenager. Her statement of surrender to the US ended: “Now, to avoid any collision of armed forces and perhaps loss of life, I do, under this protest, and impelled by said forces, yield my authority until such time as the Government of the United States shall, upon the facts being presented to it, undo the action of its representative and reinstate me in the authority which I claim as the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Island”
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    Tsianina Redfeather, a Native American singer and actor wearing braids with a beaded headband. Her father was a Omaha Chief, her mother a Cherokee. - 1920
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    Full-length studio portrait of a Native American Ute family in front of a painted backdrop with prop rug, headdress and bow and arrows; - 1880/1900
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    On May 31, 1889, the Johnstown Flood kills 2,209 people in Pennsylvania. Located 14 miles up Little Conemaugh River from the town of Johnstown, the South Fork Dam burst after days of heavy rain, letting loose 20 millions tons of reservoir water.
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    Geronimo (Chiricahua Apache), Native American (Plains) men, and a white man pose outdoors, possibly at Fort Sill, Indian Territory (Oklahoma) - Randall - 1880s
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