Monday, August 29, 2016

POWERFUL PHOTO'S OF THE 20TH CENTURY

Powerful Photography's-
In the 20th Century
No period of time has ever been better documented or more influential in the human
history than that of the 20th Century. Why? These are some of the things within the photograph's
that I found that truly so a Powerful Image! Technology, War, Population growth & Freedoms
through the entire Century. In these photo's it seems to reach a zenith kinda time during the 20th century and these photo's have reflected on this to show just how far the human race has come in such a short time in the 1900's. The days of dawned horse carriages and ended with the missions to Mars, handheld computers/laptops. Technology that seemed like science fiction only a few decades earlier. However, I must point out, even with all these short comings through our history into now the 21th century. I feel we have a long way to go. Not so much on the technology but on the human factor. I must say this year all over the world and the US we have had more problems with human compassion than any year that I can remember. So many young men/woman of many different race being kill for no reason at ALL! So my hope & pray for the coming year is that we come together as one people...
Take a glimpse at some of the past of the 20th Century photo's and reflect on how far we have come in many ways...Yet lets hope that the human fact we will do much better at in the years to come!

1939- The Big Apple FlyoverA DC-4
passenger plane flying over midtown Manhattan.
These type of photos
were extremely difficult to
take especially in the late
1930's when this image was taken.
A helicopter had to fly above the flight pattern
as the plane was coming
in for a landing at JFK.


1942- The Women of the Armed Forces-called WAAC
(Women's Army Auxiliary Corps members)
wearing gas masks
as they participate in a training
drill at Fort Des Moines in Iowa.
This image was published is
September 7, 1942. The WAC was
created to assist with operations
during World War II.


1944- The Omaha Beach Invasion
One can never forget this ONE! ON D-Day the 6th of June 1944
there were more then 34,250 American troops that landed on the
beach that has become known as Omaha Beach today. It took less than 24hours for the allies to take back the beach at Omaha, but it came with massive loss of life. The cemetery at Omaha contains the graves of up to 9,389+ military casualties, most of which died in the D-Day landing and ensuing operations. This one day marked the swinging tides of war....

1949-Pablo Picasso
The famous Picasso, One of my favorite artist that I studied in college. In this pic Pablo Picasso used a lighter to draw a centaur in mid-air. This was taken by LIFE MAGAZINE in the southeastern region of France in the year of 1950. The famous painter loved his cigarettes, young women and wine while he work. He was one of the more lucky of the famous artist to enjoy his popularity during his life...And of course after his death his works became some of the world's most sought after Art. Even his old scribbling & notes that Picasso had would sell for millions at auction.



1951-A Country Not Yet Evolved?
This is our Country's worst hour in history of many in my opinion. Why? As one says A photo can say a thousands words/and emotions. Well, in this one image it just does THAT! I wasn't born to see the horror of what the men, woman and children that went through the enforced mandatory segregation in all public places during almost a century ago, which it seems it was called the 'Jim Crow Law' from 1876 to 1965. I myself , my sister and younger brother was born during 1960-1965...I feel so ashamed that being white and young not being able to do anything to help. However in grade school some of my best friends up to college were of all races to the man I married and my dear sister too.
In the laws of the 20th century Whites and blacks were not allowed to mingle in restaurants,
post offices, restrooms, schools stores or anywhere else it world seem. In my opinion it was a very dark time in modern civilization in the US. I don't know honestly if this was the norm around the world. However, African Americans were technically free, that was far from the truth until those laws were abolished in 1965..But are they with what is going on in the 21th century today is my question?
You just have to look at the news and it seems that a young child/teen or young adult is being killed for no good reason at all. So what are we going to do to make the 21th century better as we enter the 22th century?



1989-Bob Marley
I love Mr. Bob Marley Music and his son Ziggy Marley Music too. Bob Marley is of the most beloved
musical artist of all-time. Seen here playing a game of ping-pong between shows in Europe, Marley also fathered many children from women other than his wife Rita. Today those kids carry on his tradition of positive reggae music. His huge list of offspring include Ziggy, Damian, Stephen, Julian, Rohan, Sharon, Ky-Mani, Stephanie, Cedella, Robert, Karen and Mikeda. His Children carry on their fathers music in their own way and keep their father lyrics within their hearts to keep his love for his lyrics that  project his peace and forgiveness in all his songs. People all over the world just move, dance with the music of Bob Marley with their minds and body... There will never be another Man with music like that! He has kept his people of Jamaica and the world inspired even after his death. I have always been curious about how the Man of such beauty and music died of a malignant melanoma skin cancer, that was found under his nail of his big toe, of July 1977. Contrary to what I have heard, that most folks with more pigment in their skin don't have to worry as much with the sun rays however with the OZ layer being damage this could be a false...So contrary to a urban legend it is said that Bob Marley lesion was not the primarily cause by an injury during football batch that years later, might instead have been a symptom of the already-existing cancer. Marley sadly had turned down his doctors advice to have his toe amputated, siting his religious beliefs and instead the nail and nail bed were removed and a skin graft was taken from his thigh to cover the area. Despite his illness, Bob continued touring and was in the process of scheduling a world tour in 1980. Bob had a album coming out to called
Uprising that was to be released in May of 1980. His band completed a major tour of Europe, where it played its biggest concert to over 100,000 people in Milan. After the tour Marley went back to America, where he performed two shows in Madison Square Garden in New York City as part of his
Uprising Tour. Bob Marley appeared at the Stanley Theater which is now called the Benedum Center, for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on the 23 of September 1980; Sadly this would be his last concert. And it would seen the only known photographs from the show were featured in Kevin Macdonald's documentary film called
Marley. This is what happened; Shortly afterwards, Marley's health deteriorated told Bob that the cancer had spread throughout his body. The rest of the tour was then cancelled and Marley sought treatment at the Bavarian clinic of Josef Issels, where he received a controversial type of cancer therapy (Issels treatment) which was partly based on avoidance of certain foods, drinks and other substances. After fighting the cancer without success for eight month Marley boarded a plane for his home in Jamaica


While Marley was flying home from Germany to Jamaica his vital functions had gotten worse. So after they landed in Miami Florida he was taken to the hospital for immediate medial attention. Bob sadly died not in his home land of Jamaica but on May 11 1981, at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami -now called University of Miami Hospital, at the age of only 36yrs. The spread of the melanoma had gone to lungs and brain which had caused his death. However, his
final words were to his son Ziggy' "Money can't buy Life'
Ziggy and all his brothers and sisters brought their father home where their father received a state funeral in Jamaica on May 21, 1981. It was combined the elements of Ethiopian Orthodoxy and Rastafari traditions too! Bob Marley was buried in a chapel near his 'Kaya', which was on the charts in Britain for 56 weeks. He began to tour around the world and performed in Zimbabwe in 1980 to celebrate the country's independence from the UK. It would seem that Bob was jogging he collapsed and in the examination it was found that the cancer had spread to his brain liver and lungs. One will never really know how, but he's w/God.

1953-The First American Royalty
When the Senator John F. Kennedy became the President of the United States, then brought his
new bride, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy to his side, to be in the Grand White House. The US would see a different era for a brief few year that was called the Kennedy's Royalties of America. I was only born in 1960 so I really don't remember any of it but the sadness of my parents on our huge black and white T.V in 1963. They say it was the first glimpse we world get of what would be called the
Camelot era. No other President in history has ever been able to captured the imagination of the world like the Kennedys' Sadly their Camelot era would not last long. 1953 -1963




1963-Dr. Martin Luther King
This is another great Man who had a DREAM THAT ALL WOULD BE EQUAL IN THE EYES OF GOD AND OF ALL PEOPLE. Well, I wonder sometimes as the great Martin Luther King in heaven above looks down if he is sad at what he sees. I am humble to his speech's that he said around the world. For civil rights and to address the racial tensions in the US. I thought we would have gone so far by now. Yet when I think of his speech 'I have a Dream' then think of this past year, I wonder I pray that the Dream will happen. This speech happened on March Aug. 28, 1963. In a form of a huge crowd that gathered during a march in Washington D.C. The Mall in Washington D.C was the location that the Man with the Dream 'Change the world when he delivered his famous speech'
I Have a Dream' speech to over 250,000 people who came to watch the civil rights leader address
racial tensions in the United States.

The Hydrogen Bomb Test-
This is quite a creep/scary sight to see. It's amazing
that a photography was even taken as a Test. They said it was 
a Hydrogen Bomb. Which was truly a 14 kiloton nuclear bomb, called
'Charlie' which was part of a project 'Operation Buster-Jangle' It took
place at the Nevada Proving grounds on October 30, 1951. Little was known
about the effects of radiation and what effects all the many soldiers
who had took part of the test on that faithful day. However, it was found that
many not if all the soldiers who were part of the tests later became stricken with
cancers that couldn't be stopped and all died at very young ages. 
I am just thankful that my Uncle and father that server in the war were
not required to be one of those soldiers who were part of the test. However,
my Uncle was in the Vietnam War and died of cancer from the effects of
Asian Orange. However, my Dad served in the Cold War is doing just fine...

1947-Roswell New Mexico UFO
Roswell in New Mexico is been a story that the government /military has hidden from the
public for over 70+years and I believe it will continue until they can't cover it up any more. for
some reason they all feel us human public just can handle the true that is happening out there in
the big skies above us. Well, After all this time you would think they would open their eyes to see
that they can't hold the lie much longer but they must think they can. Even with all these history channel shows with real evidence and movies with the sci-fi films books too. But no still they fill we can handle the true. The newspapers and the military all told the same story; They found a UFO,
yet one day later the military changed its story and the mystery only deepened as the country wanted
answers of what really happened at the crash site. Stories of alien technology and alien bodies
were told and recanted but the fact remains that after that incident is when our country started great
advance in tech, aircraft's and computers. Coincidence? I don't think so!!!!!!


2011- The horror of the Tsunami of Japan
I do remember watching this on T.V. and it was horrific. The tsunami
off of Japan off the Oshika Peninsula was the fourth largest earthquake ever
recorded at a shocking 9.0. I never thought I would see or hear about a earthquake
in my lifetime. The resulting disaster that came after the 9.0 earthquake in the form
of a Tsunami was in the northern portion of Japan + it destroyed a Nuclear Power
Plant that is still leaking  radioactive fluids. It has created it has been the worst nuclear
disaster even the one in Russia in history of the world because it hasn't stopped or it hasn't
been contanted like that of Russia's Nuclear disaster.
[Nuclear Power Plant that is still leaking radioactive fluids into the surrounding seas
each day (day and beyond; they haven't been able to figure out how to stop the leaking
of the radioactive fluids into the surrounding seas to this day since 2011]


1965-The Greatest fighter Ever
Muhammad Ali is that One! Muhammad, is one of the most iconic images
ever taken in so many roles he played in his life. One role that I will never forget is later on in his life- 1979 senor year at Arlington High school a surprise visitor at the end of school. I went to the field not known who it could be... then I say 3 to 4 huge black limo drive on to the field with lots of police cars. We were to sit be quite before we got to see are visitor. And guess who came out of the main limo. Yes it was Ali Yeah! He was there to give us a motiveative speech. It was the best thing to happen in highschool. There were no photo's because it was a surprise but I will never forget it. Till this year 2016 when the lord brought
him home. In this he stands over his defeated challenger Sonny Liston while shouting something
lost to time. The fight was short, only lasting a minute in the first round. While this titanic moment seems so powerful, in the video shot, it only last one tenth  of a second. The colors the feeling and the
moment stands as one of the most perfect sports moments ever caught on film.



1915-Babe Ruth
This is one of the rare photo's of a young Babe Ruth. The photo was found in 1988
in an old forgotten attic of all places, tucked inside its original envelope Wow! What
a find who ever did find it. The things people find in their homes is amazing!
There were two photographs of Babe Ruth, this amazing portrait and one of him
throwing a ball during warm-ups. Ruth was only 20 years old in this photo while he
was playing for the Red Sox.



1977- Happy Day
The top shows in the late 70's and early 80's was Happy Days. The show look back at a
simpler time in American history and gave our country a strong feeling of
nostalgia as we watched Arthur Fonzerelli. Which showed us what the real image of cool
looked like or what we thought it did? Campy and corny, the show will always hold a
place in the hearts of Americans.
I remember watching the show, and I truly though that is what it was like
in the 50's... So I asked my parents and they said it was a more nostalgia look of the 50's
but still fun for all to watch...




1981-The Reagan Assassination Attempt
This was a scary thing even thought I didn't vote for Reagan I would never want to see
any president live be attempted assassinated like it was in 1981 when I was only 21years old.
It was Monday March 30, 1981 Ron Hinckley Jr walked up to President Ronald Regan
and then opened fire, shooting the president once in the mid section and shooting James Brady
in the head. Here we see in the photo secret service guards take down the suspected shooter
who later admitted he had done it to gain the attention of actress Jodie Foster.
Now I understand why the actress Jodie Foster has been so private all these years with all these craze's doing these things for her love... I feel sad for her...
As for the President he recovered fully, as for James Brady he didn't come out as well
he did survive but he didn't go back to his position in the white house. However he did live with
respect for a long live most didn't think he would have..

1955-James Dean & his Porsche
It would seem that James Dean loved his Porsche 550 Spyder so much that he died in it.
Why do I say this, well this photo was taken not long after Dean was speeding down a
California road and lost control of his Porsche 550 Spyder. He died at the scene/I have seen the car
crash many year ago and by seeing it Dean probably died on impact. After the news of  one of
the worlds most popular actors death spread across the globe, one couldn't help think what if?
'What if he didn't have that car? What if he was saved by from the wreckage? We will never know those answers and the loss of Dean is still felt today. Note there are so many Great Actors and
people that are killed in fast cars... That we will never really know the answers.


1962-Brothers in Arms
In a tense photograph, which happened to be caught on film, President
John F. Kennedy confers with his brother-Robert F. Kennedy, then the Attorney General of
the White House. What they were talking about was the height of the Cuban missile crisis
which was between the U.S and the Soviet Union. It became so Intense that the countries were
within hours of a nuclear war....
I think this is the scary photo because of the meaning behind it!


1964- The Day the Beatles came to America!
It must of been a huge time, from what I heard, I have seen the old pictures
of young woman and girls screaming and fainting just to get a glimpse of the
Beatles. I was only 4yrs old but when I was a teenagers I too enjoyed their music but
never to the point the women and girls did in 1964.
They went on the Iconic Ed Sullivan show where he introduces a new band to America;
The Beatles; This photo was caught during a rehearsal for the Beatles first American
appearance ever on the 'Ed Sullivan Show'. in 1964. Ringo Starr, George Harrison Sullivan, 
John Lennon and Paul McCartney-The fab Four were watched by a record 70million viewers.


2004-The Tsunami in Maldives,Thailand, India and through Sri Lanka
This is other Tsunami that I will never forget besides the one in Japan.
In 2004 a wave rose and crashed on the shores of Indonesia meaning; Sri Lanka,
India, Maldives and Thailand. Many of the Maldives and Thailand were full of
native people and tourist right on the beach with no idea what was coming and coming
very fast and also enormous. Besides the beach; full of tourist resorts, hotels etc; there
were huge villages that stretched for miles and miles. Underwater there was a earthquake
that triggered a massive wave that overtook the Indian ocean that killed over 250,000+people
in one afternoon. Some were never found because they were taken out to the sea. The people
of those highlighted places never knew what was coming no warning just a massive wall of
water with such force that it took out entire villiages, huge tourist resorts and hotels. People
all alike would do all they could do hold on to something so that the waves wouldn't take them
out to sea. Or some would do all they could to help others. The photo yu see is just the
being of the horror. Most don't have no idea what is to come or what monster is behind them.


1971- The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones have been playing music together since 1962.
The group has made some of the greatest rock n roll music too. With dozens of hits like...
Satisfaction, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger have become rock legends... Today they still
perform to sold out across the globe.
They are a great group and have been around a long time however, there are a few other
groups that have been together just as long too so I just couldn't say that were the best all around rock n roll group. And besides I do like a few of their songs but sorry their not my favorite.
I did find that in 1964, Steven Tyler formed his band called the Strangeurs later Chain Reaction-
in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Perry and Hamilton formed the Jam Band - commonly known as
"Joe Perry's Jam Band. which was based on free-form and blues. Hamilton and Perry moved to
Boston, Massachusetts in September 1969. There they met Joey Kramer drummer
The Rolling Stones were in the vanguard of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the US in 1964–65. At first noted for their longish hair as much as their music,
The reason I put both Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones is that I wanted you all to decided who you think is the all time band.. In my opinion its Aerosmith the Brooklyn boys...Why? Because both have been playing about the same amount of years give or take 2 years.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rolling_Stones
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerosmith


Prohibition
Millions of Americans took to the streets to buy their last legal drinks from
liquor stores and saloons on January 16, 1920, as prohibition took hold of the nation.
The next day the 18th Amendment outlawing 'The manufacture, sale or transportation of
intoxicating liquors' took effect and changed the country for 12 years till it was repealed. During
that time bootlegging and organized crime became prevalent as Americans wanted their old
familiar Friend ; Booze.




1976-Happy Birthday USA
The 200th Anniversary of the United States enjoyed a year long party celebrating the nations
birthday on July 4th 1976. The country came together after years of war with Vietnam and
strained race relations. If even for the day, the country celebrated togetherness and independence
in glorious fashions around the nation.
















































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