Powerful & Rare Photographs from the 40s & 50s

A police officer issuing a woman a ticket for wearing a bikini on an Italian beach, 1957
A police officer issuing a woman a ticket for wearing a bikini on an Italian beach, 1957
A thrilled, recently liberated Frenchman lights Winston Churchill's cigar as he drives through an amused crowd, Cherbourg, France, 1944
A thrilled recently liberated Frenchman lights Winston Churchill’s cigar as he drives through an amused crowd, Cherbourg, France, 1944

 

Nikita Khrushchev tastes Pepsi at the 1959 “American National Exhibition" in Moscow’s Sokolniki park. The anxious look on Richard Nixon’s (Eisenhower’s deputy at the time) face says “how did you like it, Nikita?”
Nikita Khrushchev tastes Pepsi at the 1959 “American National Exhibition” in Moscow’s Sokolniki park. The anxious look on Richard Nixon’s (Eisenhower’s deputy at the time) face says “how did you like it, Nikita?”
Nuremberg Trials, Hermann Goering
German Field Marshal Hermann Goering under guard during his trial for crimes against humanity at the Palace of Justice February 20, 1946, in Nuremberg, Germany.
Al Capone, with a Big Smile, Leaving Federal Building in Miami, Florida, 1941
Al Capone, smoking a cigar, listens as his attorney Abe Teitelbaum explains the legal phases of the government’s 01,347 tax case against Capone at the Internal Revenue Offices in Miami, Fla. on Feb. 17, 1941. Capone spent seven years in a federal penitentiary for his civil liability for income tax evasion. (AP Photo)
Limestone dinosaur tracks taken from the Paluxy riverbed by local residents for sale by the roadside. Glen Rose, Texas, 1954.
Limestone dinosaur tracks are taken from the Paluxy riverbed by local residents for sale by the roadside. Glen Rose, Texas, 1954.
Peter Freuchen and Dagmar Cohn by Irving Penn (1947)
Danish Explorer Peter Freuchen and his wife Dagmar Cohn by Irving Penn (1947)
Gold Plated Dancer, 1950 by Weegee.
Gold Plated Dancer, 1950 by Weegee. Weegee was the pseudonym of Arthur Fellig, a photographer and photojournalist, known for his stark black and white street photography.
Johnny Cash color photo on the Ryman stage – rare color photo of Johnny Cash performing on the Opry in a suit his mother made him. This would have been taken in the late 1950s.
Johnny Cash color photo on the Ryman stage – rare color photo of Johnny Cash performing on the Opry in a suit his mother made him. This would have been taken in the late 1950s.
Customers at a London Music Store, 1955
Customers at a London Music Store, 1955

 

Elvis In The Army, 1958
Elvis In The Army, 1958
Little Girl With Her Doll Sitting In The Ruins Of Her Bombed Home, London, 1940
Little Girl With Her Doll Sitting In The Ruins Of Her Bombed Home, London, 1940
“wait For Me Daddy,” By Claude P. Dettloff In New Westminster, Canada, October 1, 1940
“Wait For Me Daddy,” By Claude P. Dettloff In New Westminster, Canada, October 1, 1940
 Audrey Hepburn Shopping With Her Pet Deer “ip” In Beverly Hills, Ca, 1958
Audrey Hepburn Shopping With Her Pet Deer “ip” In Beverly Hills, Ca, 1958
Coca-Cola Comes To France, 1950
Coca-Cola Comes To France, 1950
Mother Hides Her Face In Shame After Putting Her Children Up For Sale, Chicago, 1948
Mother Hides Her Face In Shame After Putting Her Children Up For Sale, Chicago, 1948

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