Tuesday, August 6, 2013

MedicalConspiracies- Old Photographs . . . a lot of history - great!



Miss America 1924

Helen Keller Meeting Charlie Chaplin



Leather gloves worn by Lincoln to Ford's Theater on the night

of his assassination. Blood stains are visible at the cuffs.



Phoebe Mozee (aka: Annie Oakley). Famed for her marksmanship by

12 years old, she once shot the ashes off of Kaiser Wihelm II's

cigarette at his invitation. When she outshot famed exhibition

marksman Frank Butler, he fell in love with her and they married.

They remained married the rest of their lives.



Very Young Lucy Lucille Ball around 1930

This is one of five known X-rays of Hitler's head, part of his medical records

compiled by American military intelligence after the German's surrendered

and declassified in 1958. The records also include doctor's reports,

diagrams of his teeth and nose and electrocardiograms.

He had bad teeth, lots of fillings and crowns.



Two Victorian sideshow performers boxing -

the fat man and the thin man.



Amy Johnson, English aviator 1903-1941 One of the first women

to gain a pilot's licence, Johnson won fame when she flew solo

from Britain to Australia in 1930. Her dangerous flight took 17 days.

Later she flew solo to India and Japan and became the first woman

to fly across the Atlantic East to West, she volunteered to fly for

The Women's Auxiialry Air Force in WW2, but her plane was

shot down over the River Thames and she was killed.



Prison Garb 1924. Belva Annan murderess whose trial

records became the musical "Chicago."



Female photojournalist Jessie Tarbox on

the street with her camera, 1900s.

Roald Amundsen was the first person to reach the South Pole.

At approximately 3pm on December 14, 1911, Amundsen raised

the flag of Norway at the South Pole and named the spot

Polheim Pole Home.â€



The extraordinary life of Maud Allen: Seductive US dancing girl

who was sued for being too lewd, outed as a lesbian, and fled

London after being branded a German spy who was

sleeping with the prime minister's wife.



John Fitzgerald Kennedy



Caroline Otero, courtesan, the most sought after woman in all of Europe.

She associated herself with the likes of Prince Albert I of Monaco,

King Edward VII of the United Kingdom, Kings of Serbia, and Kings of

Spain as well as Russian Grand Dukes Peter and Nicholas, the

Duke of Westminster and writer Gabriele D™Annunzio. Six men

reportedly committed suicide after their love affairs with Otero ended.

Two men fought a duel over her. She was famed for her voluptuous breasts.



Wedding day photograph of Abraham and Mary taken November 4, 1842

in Springfield, Illinois after three years of a stormy courtship and a

broken engagement. Their love had endured.



Billie Holiday at two years old, in 1917



Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Walter Reed Hospital flu ward." One of the very

few images in Washington-area photo archives documenting the influenza

contagion of 1918-1919, which killed over 500,000 Americans and tens of

millions around the globe. Most victims succumbed to bacterial

pneumonia following influenza virus infection.

Filming the MGM Logo



Amelia Earhart



Mae Questel ca. 1930s, the voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl,

Minnie Mouse, Felix the Cat (for three shorts by the Van Beuren

Studios), Little Lulu, Little Audrey and Casper, the Friendly Ghost



Bea Arthur (Bernice Frankel) (1922-2009) SSgt. USMC 1943-45 WW II.

Enlisted and assigned as typist at Marine HQ in Wash DC, then air

stations in VA and NC. Best remembered for her title role in the TV

series and as Dorothy in "Golden Girls".



In 1911, Bobby Leach survived a plunge over Niagara Falls in a steel barrel.

Fourteen years later, in New Zealand, he slipped on an orange peel and died.



Emily Todd was Mary Todd Lincoln's half-sister. In 1856 she married

Benjamin Helm, a Confederate general. After Helm's death in 1863

Emily Helm passed through Union Lines to visit her sister in the

White House. This caused great consternation in the Northern newspapers.

Emily Helm took an oath of loyalty to the Union and was granted amnesty



Three days before his 19th birthday, George H.W. Bush

became the youngest aviator in the US Navy.

Market Street, San Francisco after the earthquake, 1906.



All-American Girls Baseball, 1940s



c. 1943 : Breast Protectors for War Workers



Mary Ellen Wilson (1864-1956) or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack

was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of the

New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. As an

eight-year old, she was severely abused by her foster parents,

Francis and Mary Connolly.



Sacajawea. Stolen, held captive, sold, eventually reunited the Shoshone Indians.

She was an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark in 1805-1806 with

her husband Toussaint Charbonneau. She navigated carrying her son,

Jean Baptiste, on her back. She traveled thousands of miles from the

Dakotas the Pacific Ocean. The explorers, said she was cheerful,

never complained, and proved to be invaluable. She served as an

advisor, caretaker, and is legendary for her perseverance and




Zelda Boden, circus performer, ca. 1910.

A Confederate and Union soldier shake hands during a celebration at

Gettysburg in 1913. Image from the Library of Congress.

July 1-3, 2013 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.



Geraldine Doyle, who was the inspiration behind the

famous Rosie the Riveter poster.



Vintage Baked Potato Cart. A legitimate

fast food lunch option back in the day.

Black physicians treating in the ER a member of the Ku Kux Klan

Cyclists ride in the first running of the Tour de France, in 1903.



Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 - April 4, 1926), was the most decorated

war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat.

America's first war dog, Stubby, served 18 months 'over there' and participated

in seventeen battles on the Western Front. He saved his regiment from surprise

mustard gas attacks, found and comforted the wounded, and even once caught

a German spy by the seat of his pants (holding him there until American Soldiers found him).



Nightwitches - Female Russian bombers who bombed Germany during WW2.

They had old, noisy planes & the engines used to conk out halfway through

their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid-flight to restart the props.

To stop Germans from hearing them & starting up the anti aircraft guns,

they'd climb to a certain height, coast down to German positions,

drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair & get the hell out of dodge.

Their leader flew 200+ missions & was never captured.



Marilyn Monroe meets Queen Elizabeth II, London,

1956 Both women are 30 years old.



Chief Petty Officer Graham Jackson plays "Going Home" as

FDR's body is borne past in Warm Springs, GA, where the President

was scheduled to attend a barbecue on the day he died. April, 1945.



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