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Officers of 5th U.S. Cavalry. Black Hills, Dakota Territory. 1876. Photo by 2Lt. WC Brown.
Henry Ossian Flipper (21 March 1856 – 3 May 1940) was an American soldier, former slave, and the first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1877, earning a commission as a 2nd lieutenant in the US Army.
Gandhi with the stretcher-bearers of the Indian Ambulance Corps during the Boer War, South-Africa. 1899 or 1900.
The deadliest natural disaster in the United States was the Galveston, Texas hurricane of 1900. The official death toll was 8,000....but it could have been as high as 12,000 people. At first, most of the dead were put on barges, taken out into the Gulf of Mexico, weighted down and dumped. But most of the bodies washed back up on the shore, so the bodies were then burned in pyres on the beaches. Men were given free whiskey for doing the job.
Lt. General Adrian Carton de Wiart
Born/Died: May 5th, 1880 - June 5th 1963
Military Service: British Army, 1899–1923, 1939–1947
Awards: Victoria Cross, Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Companion of the Order of Bath, Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, Distinguished Service Order, Legion of Honour (France), Vituti Militari (Poland), Cross of Valor (Poland), Croix de Guerre (Belgium), Officer of the Order of the Crown (Belgium).
Wars/Conflicts: 2nd Boer War, Anglo Somali War, World War I (Western Front), Polish Soviet War, World War II (Europe and Pacific).
Wounded: 11 times, including face, groin, head, stomach, lungs, ankle, leg, hip, and ear.
Body Parts Lost: Left eye, left hand, part of left ear.
Plane Crashes Survived: 2
Prison Escapes: 7
A soldier of the British Expeditionary Force, arriving back from Dunkirk, is greeted by his girlfriend 1940
"Pîhtokahanapiwiyin (c. 1842 – 4 July 1886), better known as Chief Poundmaker, was a Plains Cree chief known as a peacemaker and defender of his people."
To my understanding the photo from 1885 and was taken by a Prof. Buell, O.B.
Model and actress Vikki "The Back" Dougan, photographed by Ralph Crane, 1953. Dougan was an inspiration for Jessica Rabbit as well as her beauty helping to popularize backless dresses.
The Vietnam War represented something different from all other American Wars, previous and since. There were the regular army soldiers, many raised by World War II heroes and viewing their job as a duty and privilege. There were victims of fate, the unwilling, drafted by lottery, many poor and minority, resentful of their government and military superiors. And there were those along for the ride, not interested in glory or politics, merely trying to follow orders and earn their ticket home. Regardless, they were all connected by the Zippo, the utilitarian tool carried by nearly all soldiers since World War II, a symbol of dependability and the rare thing that all soldiers could count on. Used for lighting cigarettes, heating food, illuminating letters from home, or setting fire to huts of suspected VC, Zippos were used so frequently in Search & Destroy missions that GIs nicknamed them “Zippo Missions” or “Zippo Raids.” After purchasing one from the post exchange store for $1.80, a soldier could personalize his lighter at sidewalk tents with one of wide selection of stock designs or a personalized message.
A breeze through the career of the prolific and talented Jim Henson with his ever expanding family of creations the Muppets, from the mid 1950's up to his death on May 16, 1990.
A biker couple on their wedding day, 1980.
American fighter pilot and his son, 1980.
Mount St. Helens eruption 1980.
A young boy shows off the ultimate Christmas gift of 1980.
Artist Derek Riggs' "Eddie" as seen on Iron Maiden's 1980 album cover.
The United States 1980 Winter Olympics team is buffered by the Yugoslavian team from making contact with the Soviet Russian team. Ah... The Cold War. Lake Placid, NY, 1980.
Terry Fox runs in his blood stained shorts, during his Marathon of Hope run across Canada in July 1980. He ran a marathon a day for 143 days.
Terry Fox - Wikipedia
Hamburger Mary’s in San Francisco, 1980.
Bill Murray, Jane Curtain and friend, goofing around at the deli, 1980.
Moses Malone in an add for Nike, 1980.
Robin Williams as Popeye (1980).
Cover to the U.K.'s Fantastic Films dated December, 1980.
Condom advertisement from 1980.
Radio Shack 1980 catalog.
Covers for Epic Illustrated from 1980 featuring the art of the great Frank Frazetta and Paul Gulacy.
Andy Warhol holding a Polaroid of Andy Warhol. By Bill Ray, 1980.
Dec. 29, 1980, Shuttle Columbia is rolled out from the VAB to Launch Pad 39A for her maiden voyage.
Acknowledged rock photographer Ross Halfin took this picture of Iron Maiden in 1983. IIRC Nicko "McBrain" just recently had replaced Clive Burr on the drums at this occasion. From being a somewhat obscure British heavy metal act internationally, their hit album The Number of The Beast (and following huge tours) had made them rock stars.
Anyway, Iron Maiden's manager made a big deal telling Halfin that under no circumstances should the lads smile during this photo shoot. Of course Halfin made sure the whole band laughed their asses off. And for me this is how I typically picture Maiden (well, at least back then).
STS-31 lifts off in 1990, carrying the Hubble Space Telescope.
Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic, 1990.
Robin Williams on the set of Cadillac Man trying on a cameraman's harness, 1990.
A 21 year old Jennifer Aniston in 1990.
Starlog Magazine cover from 1990.
Iraqi army under the orders of Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait on August 2nd, 1990. Pictured is a burning oil field in Kuwait.
President George H. W. and Barbara Bush visiting the U.S. Army 197th Infantry Brigade stationed in Saudi Arabia on November 22, 1990.
Pizza Hut ad featuring the TMNTs, 1990.
Joe Pesci and Macaulay Culkin joking around, 1990.
Editorial Cartoon, 1990.
Trump: The Game - Wikipedia
Construction of George Washington section of Mt. Rushmore Monument: photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1940
Constructing the CHRIST THE REDEEMER statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It as completed in 1931.
Construction of the Hoover Dam, 1931-1936.
The Montreal Biosphere is a museum dedicated to the environment. It was built for the 1967 World Fair in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. On May 20, 1978 during renovations it burned down.
3000 men who helped build the 810ft high Chase Manhattan Bank in NYC stand in the window spaces of the building, 1964
Gotta add some of her films on my list. She is still alive at 90 years old, good for her.
Go back to page one of the thread BN and as you go through you can see I stick some nice old school eye candy throughout. Come for the cheesecake. Stay for the history.
Lego advertisement from 1981.
One of the few surviving images from Original ending of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, 1981.
Ozzy Osbourne & Randy Rhoads, 1981.
Demi Moore, 1981.
Freddy Mercury and Brian May in concert, Montreal, Canada, 1981.
Cover for the 1981 Marvel Calendar.
Teenager takes his dog out for a walk, Lower East Side, Manhattan, NYC, 1981.
1981 Electronics Advertisement Sony - Audio Systems.
Theatrical poster for Halloween II, 1981.
Canada's favorite sons, the band Rush, arriving at a gig, 1981. (There's a joke here... Do you get it?)
In 1981 a competition was held in Holland to design the "Phone from the year 2000" to honour 100 years of telephony. Three age categories were allowed to participate: 13-15 years, 16 to 18 years, 19 to 25 years. In each category the grand prize was a trip to Cape Canaveral. A selection from the thousands of submissions was gathered in the book "Hello, this is the future".
About the Rush joke - considering it's 1981: Moving Pictures?