Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 138, click here.
1. Sailor and girl at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Washington, D.C., May 1943.
2. German boys at a gumball machine, 1955.
3. 5-year-old David Day is prepared for bed in his home in a cave in Dover’s chalk cliffs in Dover, England, April 19, 1944.
About 90 people were permanent residents of caves to evade German shells and bombs. David remembers no other home, having become a cave dweller at 5-months-old.
4. Motorola Vice President John F. Mitchell showing off the DynaTAC portable radio telephone in New York City in 1973.
5. Egyptian planes attacking advancing Israel Army, near the Suez Canal, 1967.
6. Salvation Army “Doughnut Girls” distributing treats to GIs during WWI (this is the origin of Donut Day), c.1917.
7. John, Jr. waits to greet President JFK’s “hebrecop” on his arrival at Camp David, October 12, 1963.
8. Richard Nixon’s resignation speech, from Lafayette Park, 1974.
The journalist in the center is surrounded by crowds who could see Nixon on the same TV set that he was using as a monitor. (The hand-lettered signs are all anti-Nixon. The one that still stands out: Jail to the Chief).
9. Roland, a 4,000 pound elephant seal, getting a snow bath from his handler at Berlin Zoo, c. 1930.
10. Times Square, 1908.