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The Bloodiest Day in American History: 31 Rare and Haunting Photos From the Battle of Antietam (1862)


The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, particularly in the Southern United States, was fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland and Antietam Creek as part of the Maryland Campaign.

It was the first field army–level engagement in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War to take place on Union soil and is the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with a combined tally of 22,717 dead, wounded, or missing.

Here is a collection of rare and haunting photos from this battle in 1862.


Lonely Grave, Antietam, Maryland


Lt. Col. Charles B. Norton at headquarters of Gen. Fitz-John Porter, Antietam, Maryland


Lt. Rufus King, Lt. Alonzo Cushing, Lt. Evan Thomas and three other artillery officers in front of tent


Main Street in Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 1862, after the Battle of Antietam


Maj. Allan Pinkerton, Secret Service Department and friends, Antietam, Maryland


Newcomer's mill


President Lincoln with Gen. George B. McClellan and group of officers


Signal tower overlooking Antietam battlefield, Elk Mountain, Maryland


Straw huts erected on Smith's farm used as a hospital after the battle of Antietam


U.S. President A. Lincoln, between his bodyguard Major A. Pinkerton (left) and General J. A. McClernand, visiting the Union camp at Sharpsburg, Maryland, October 3, 1862


93rd New York Infantry, headquarters Army of the Potomac


A Calvary orderly


Abraham Lincoln and George B. McClellan in the general's tent at Antietam, Maryland, October 3, 1862


Allan Pinkerton ("E. J. Allen") of the Secret Service on horseback


Seated: R. William Moore and Allan Pinkerton. Standing: George H. Bangs, John C. Babcock, and Augustus K. Littlefield, Antietam, Maryland


Battlefield on the day of battle


Blacksmith shoeing horses at headquarters, Army of the Potomac


Bodies in front of the Dunker church


Bodies of Confederate dead gathered for burial


Bridge on the Sharpsburg-Boonsboro turnpike


Burying the dead Confederate soldiers


Captain J.M. Knap's Penn of Independent Battery 'E' Light Artillery


Col. John S. Crocker, Lt. Col. Benjamin C. Butler, and adjutant of 93d New York Volunteers


Col. Turner G. Morehead, 106th Pennsylvania Volunteers


Confederate dead along Hagerstown Pike


Confederate soldiers as they fell near the Burnside bridge, Antietam, Maryland


Dead of Stonewall Jackson's Brigade by rail fence on the Hagerstown pike


Dead soldiers on battlefield


Ditch with bodies of soldiers on right wing used as a rifle pit by Confederates


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More Than Just the Woman in Hitler's Bathtub: Lee Miller’s Stunning Images of Women During World War II


Raped aged seven. Spotted by Conde Nast aged 19. Muse to Man Ray in her twenties. Painted by Picasso aged 30. And the woman in Hitler's bathtub in 1945, aged 38.

She is Lee Miller, a model who left the world of fashion to become a fearless war photographer during the dark days of the 1940s.



Lee Miller photographed innumerable women during her career, first as a fashion photographer and then as a journalist during the Second World War, documenting the social consequences of the conflict, particularly the impact of the war on women across Europe. Her work as a war photographer is perhaps that for which she is best remembered – in fact she was among the 20th century’s most important photographers on the subject.


Lee Miller in Hitler’s bathtub, Munich, Germany, 1945. Miller’s friend David Scherman took this photograph, and it’s very carefully staged, from the picture of Hitler on the tub to the slightly kitschy statue on the right, to the boots on the bathmat beside the tub. These are the boots Miller had worn to visit the concentration camp at Dachau earlier that day, and the dirt on the bathmat is dirt from Dachau. (Photograph: David E Scherman/Lee Miller with David E. Scherma. All rights reserved.)

Bringing together a number of iconic and never before seen images, IWM London’s major exhibition Lee Miller: A Woman’s War tells the story beyond the battlefields of the Second World War by way of Miller’s extraordinary photographs of the women whose lives were affected.


Anna Leska, Air Transport Auxilliary, Polish pilot flying a spitfire, White Waltham, Berkshire, England, 1942.


A French woman is accused of collaborating with the Germans, Rennes, France, 1944.


ATS officers getting changed in Camberley, Surrey, 1944.


An exhausted nurse at the 44th evacuation hospital, Normandy, France, 1944.


A tired mother and son wait at a crossroads for transport, Luxembourg, 1945.


Homeless children in Budapest, Hungary, 1946. Miller’s first assignment after the war.


Women in fire masks, Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London, 1941.


Irmgard Seefried, Opera singer, singing an aria from ‘Madame Butterfly’, Vienna Opera House, Vienna, Austria, 1945.


Two German women in ruined Cologne, 1945.


FFI Worker, Paris, France, 1944.


Model shot with the backdrop of bomb damage in London, 1940.


The daughter of the Deputy Mayor of Leipzig after the family committed suicide on 20th April 1945 as American troops were entering the city.


Surgeons at a field hospital in Normandy in 1944.


Mlle Christiane Poignet, law student, Paris, France, 1944.


Lee Miller in steel helmet specially designed for using a camera, Normandy, France 1944 by unknown photographer Photographer Unknown (c) The Penrose Collection. All rights reserved.

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Amazing Vintage Photographs Document Logging and Lumber Activities in the Pacific Northwest at the Turn of the Century


Darius Kinsey was a pioneer artist active as a photographer in the Northwest from the late 19th century to 1940. He was born in Missouri in 1869. Arriving in Snoqualmie, Washington at the age of 20, he went into the hotel and mercantile business, but soon after became intrigued with the art of photography. After learning the photography trade, he was hired by the Seattle and Lake Shore Railroad Co. and spent the next five years taking views along its line. At the same time, he started his pictorial documentation of life in the logging camps, photographing every aspect of logging in the Pacific Northwest.

In 1896 he married Tabitha May Pritts and a year later started a studio in Sedro-Wooley. He depended on portraiture to earn a living, but also continued to photograph scenic views. Tabitha served as her husband's assistant, working in a darkroom at home, processing negatives received from the field and sending the finished photographic prints back to the logging sites.

Often using an 11x14 Eastman View camera, Kinsey photographed the entire logging process: early mornings in logging camps; the fallers posed with their axes, cross-cut saws and springboards; buckers crosscutting fallen timber; loading operations with steam donkey engines and ginpoles; logging railroads hauling their loads to Northwest mills. His images form a visual history of logging: from skid road logging with horses and sleds at the turn of the century to Diamond-T logging trucks and highlead logging operations in the 1920s.

In 1940, he broke several ribs in a fall from a stump which ended his photographic career. He died five years later in 1945.




























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The Fabulous Bars & Restaurants of the Boeing 747: Amazing Vintage Photos Show the Glamorous Airline Lounges in the Sky from the 1970s

Today domestic first class means free drinks, free (perhaps edible) food, and a seat that might not leave you with a chronic back condition. While deregulation played a large role in driving down quality and prices, this ‘golden age’ of luxe airborne lounging was largely brought to an end by the Arab embargo induced oil crises of the 1970s. In an ironic twist, if you’re looking to have a drink in a 1970s style airborne lounge today, the Middle Eastern carriers Etihad and Emirates are your best options.

Back in the early 1970s it wasn’t just absolutely over-the-top Middle Eastern carriers who offered this sort of lounge experience (with all the smoke in the air, showers no doubt would have been appreciated). When the first Boeing 747 took to the skies in 1970, its iconic upper deck presented airlines with an interesting conundrum: initially the space wasn’t certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to carry passengers during takeoff and landing. While certification came quickly enough, in this era, competing for passengers meant providing unique amenities. Therefore many airlines decided to convert the space into lounges, typically, but not always for premium fare passengers. Here are some of the most glamorous flying lounges of the 1970s:


Pan American (Pan Am): the first Boeing 747

The world's first Boeing 747 set the trend for what was to come, with Pan Am turning the jumbo's entire upper deck into a 'restaurant in the sky' for its first class passengers:



Travellers could share the experience with up to three companions...



... or could make new acquaintances and discuss the issues of the day.



Surveys at the time indicated that around 30% of Pan Am's passengers chose to fly with the airline for this feature alone, and it's one that you can still experience on the ground – just not in the air.


Qantas: the Boeing 747 Captain Cook Lounge

Forget that pre-flight visit to the Qantas First Lounge – after take-off, you could instead enjoy an exclusive atmosphere in what was the Captain Cook Lounge on the Boeing 747's upper deck:



Guests could simply grab a newspaper or magazine and make themselves comfortable...



... or ditch the reading material in favour of fine wines and a little conversation:



While Qantas again provides a small inflight lounge and meeting area on today's Airbus A380s, it's not quite the upper deck of the '70s.



However, presented by the difficulties involved with tuning pianos and how easily a little turbulence or a bumpy landing could make a traditional piano change key in an instant, AA opted for electric Wurlitzer organs:



Appreciated by passengers and cabin crew alike, the organs provided live inflight entertainment that was always in tune.


Air France, Continental, United: cocktail lounge bar

Taking an approach more akin to what we'd see today, Air France, Continental Airlines (now merged with United Airlines) and United itself provided guests with spacious seating and cocktail bartender service:

On Air France, guests mingled at the bar or while being served snacks in the surrounding seats...



... and on Continental, the bar was the focus of the room and most seats came in pairs, easily accommodating couples and traveling companions...



... yet leaving an opening at the bar for extra guests or to chat with the crew.

United's cocktail lounge sported a large communal bench and both bright yellow and cool blue chairs in a colour scheme that's a little more on the 'modern' side...



... with flight attendants bringing Champagne to your seat.


Air India, Japan Airlines, Singapore Airlines

The choice was as varied in Asia with Japan Airlines opting for something simple yet social...



... Air India for something eye-catching and with uniforms to match...



... and Singapore Airlines with a lounge and dining area where the seats could also be converted into 'sleeperettes' once airborne:



But whichever airline you chose to travel with, your ticket would buy more than just a seat between one city and another: it bought a truly memorable journey, which today's generation of travellers are beginning to slowly and once again catch a glimpse of.

(via Australian Business Traveller)

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Konrad Alexander Müller-Kurzwelly Fjord in the sunset light.
 

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Christian Mølsted A battle line. Early morning in the bay of Køge
 

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Duncan McGregor-Whyte The sun colouring the waves
 

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David James A north-westerly wind, Land’s End
 

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Giovanni Antonio Canal, il Canaletto Palazzo Vendramin-Calergi, on the Grand Canal, Venice
 

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Edward H. Niemann Richmond Castle on the River Swale at twilight
 

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Jean-Jacques Pradier La toilette dAtalante, 1850
 

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Pierre Athanase Chauvin View of the gardens of the Villa Falconieri, Frascati
 

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A few random pics from my current adventure in South Dakota which is still unfolding.

Dignity, the name of this 50 foot tall Indian statue. She faces East with her back to the Missouri river
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Missouri river
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Last night's sunset over the Missouri river
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Amazing Vintage Photographs of Destitute East End Children From 100 Years Ago


Ragged and filthy, their feet bare, they wear grave, careworn expressions. For these children, life was nothing but hard work, empty bellies and the constant struggle for survival.



In 19012, Horace Warner took photos of East End street kids, who he called 'Spitalfields nippers'. A self-taught photographer in his personal life – and a wallpaper printer for William Morris in his professional – Warner took 240 photographs of the local children, of which only 30 survive. Here they are, caps, cabbages and all...
































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The Lost Tommies and Diggers: Striking Colorized Images of British Soldiers Who Fought in the Battle of the Somme


Breathtaking images of the unknown British Tommies who fought against the Germans in the Battle of the Somme. The brave soldiers have been brought to life in striking color on the 101st anniversary of the bloody conflict.

The images were taken by French couple Louis and Antoinette Thuilliers as mementos to send home before the soldiers went to fight and die in battle. They were lost in a farmhouse attic for decades before they were rediscovered by Australian television network, Channel Seven.

The WWI photographs were expertly colorized by French bank technician, Frederic Duriez.

“All of these soldiers are traumatized and their looks express the terror and horror of war and fighting,” said Frédéric. “I live near Vignacourt, about sixty kilometers away and there is an English cemetery in my region so, I wanted to praise their courage and loyalty and I visited the farm and the village a short time ago.

“Coloring the uniform wasn’t easy, I had to find the exact hue and the insignia so I had to search the internet for the models that would correspond.”




































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20 Colorized Photos of Beauties with Their Boots That Defined the '60s Women Fashion


The Sixties was associated with the images of mini skirts, big hairstyles, and some of other fashion styles, especially boots for women.

These stunning colorized photos show the beauties with their boots that defined women fashion in the 1960s.


Angelique Pettyjohn


Anna Karina


Anny Nelsen


Anouska Hempel


Barbara Eden



Brigitte Bardot


Cyd Charisse


Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg


Edwige Fenech


Elizabeth Alice 'Ali' MacGraw


Françoise Hardy


Julie Ege


Kate O'Mara


Kate O'Mara


Linda Thorson


Nichelle Nichols


Raffaella Carra


Raffaella Carra


Yutte Stensgaard


Yvonne Craig

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Incredible Vintage Photos of German Submarine U-118 Washed Ashore on the Beach at Hastings, 1919


After World War I ended, the German Navy surrendered and many of its ships were interned at the Royal Navy's chief naval base at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands north of the Scottish mainland. The German submarine U-118, however, was destined for France to be broken up for scrap. While she was being towed, a fierce gale snapped the cable and she ended up like a gigantic beached whale washed ashore on Hasting's Beach, in front of Hasting's finest hotels.

SM U-118 was one of nine huge ocean-going mine laying submarines. Launched on February 23, 1918, she was 267 feet long, displaced 1,200 tons and was armed with a 150mm deck gun, 14 torpedoes and 42 mines. SM U-118 had a lackluster career, sinking only two ships, one just off Ireland's north coast and the other northwest of Spain. She was surrendered to the Allies on February 23, 1919, exactly one year after she was launched. While being towed to France through the English Channel in rough seas, U-118 broke free. Despite attempts by a French destroyer to break her up, she ended up aground on the beach in the middle of the city of Hastings on the Sussex coast in southern England on April 15, just in time for the Easter Holiday.

The stranding caused a sensation. Thousands of people flocked to see this monster that had washed ashore, it's true size evident from the aerial view taken shortly after the beaching. Three tractors tried to drag it back to the sea, but failed. At that point, the city fathers decided to make the best of this instant tourist attraction. The Admiralty put the local coast guard in charge and allowed the town clerk to charge sixpence apiece to visitors wishing to climb onto the deck of U-118. After two weeks, nearly £300 (UK£ 13,200 in 2017) had been raised for the Mayor's Fund for the welcome home of troops planned for later that year.

Two members of the coast guard, chief boatman William Heard and chief officer W. Moore, showed important visitors around the interior of the submarine. The visits were curtailed in late April, when both coast guard men became severely ill. Rotting food on board was thought to be the cause, however, the men's condition continued and got worse. Moore died in December 1919, followed by Heard in February 1920. An inquest decided that a noxious gas, possibly chlorine released from the submarine's damaged batteries, had caused abscesses on the men's lungs and brain.

Although visits inside the submarine had stopped, tourists still came to take be photographed alongside or on the U-boat's deck. Finally, between October and December 1919, U-118 was broken up and sold for scrap. The deck gun was left behind, but was removed in 1921. Some of the ship's keel may yet remain buried in the beach sand.

















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Pseudo Salini A GENRE SCENE OF A SEATED BOY WITH BAT AND BALL, A COLLARED SHEEP, A BASKET OF DOVES AND PAIR OF DUCKS
 

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