Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 199, click here.
1. Hitler reacts to a kiss from an excited American women at the 1936 Olympic Games.
2. Korean War goodbye kiss, Los Angeles, 6 Sept. 1950.
3. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger: the airline pilot, who in 2009, successfully landed a U.S. Airways Airbus A320 on the Hudson River.
Here he is pictured with an F-4 Phantom fighter jet while serving as a pilot in the Air Force, c. 1975-1980.
4. In 1921, U.S. Marines were deployed as mail guards to prevent theft or robbery of precious cargoes.
Mail robberies declined significantly after Marines began guarding the U.S. Mail.
5. Lino Lacedelli on the peak of K2 at the end of the first successful ascent of the “Savage Mountain”, 31 July 1954.
6. Anti-aircraft fire over Belgrade, capital of Yugoslavia, spring 1999.
7. HMS Victoria passing a swing bridge while en route from Armstrong Shipyard at Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, circa 1890.
8. Sheriff’s deputies dumping out illegal alcohol in Orange County, California, 1932.
9. The first “sit-in” of the civil rights movement happened at the Katz Drug Store in downtown Oklahoma City, 19 August 1958.
10. Survivors of the USS Indianapolis’ sinking in Guam, August 1945.
Of the 1,100 crew who departed from the Philippines on route to Guam, over 800 perished: those who survived in the open sea contended for three days with malnutrition, hypothermia, and numerous shark attacks.
A lot of these extremely high quality for the time
That’s because camera film can be sharper than digital sensors, especially if the film is larger format.