10 Must-See Photographs from the 1940s
- A mother is photographed while hiding her face in shame after putting up a sign announcing that she is putting her own four children up for sale in Chicago, Illinois in 1948.
- A sign posted to remind soldiers to take Atabrine, an anti-malaria drug, while stationed in Papua, New Guinea during World War II.
- A young man sits and reads a book in the ruins of a London bookstore after the air strikes in 1940.
- A young woman sprays her arm with self-tanning spray from a suntan vending machine in 1949.
- Hitler’s officers and cadets smile for a photograph while they are seated for Christmas dinner in 1941.
- A sorrowful suicide — 23 year old Evelyn McHale is photographed after jumping from the 83rd floor of the Empire State Building and landing on a United Nations limousine in 1947.
- An Austrian boy displays glee after receiving a new pair of shoes during World War II.
- A thoughtful soldier in the trenches shares his banana with a goat during the battle on the island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands during World War II in 1944.
- A distraught little girl desperately clutches her doll while sitting in the ruins of her bombed home after the air strikes in London, England in 1940.
- An anti-comic book movement began in 1940 causing many.watchdog groups to promote the burning of comic books claiming that Batman and Robin promoted homosexuality and that children would become confused about the law of physics because of Superman’s ability to fly.
One of the most favorite things in a whole wide world: Bryan Cranston tears up during Aaron Paul’s Emmy winning speech.
I love it when co-stars are really good friends in real life.
does anyone else feel like she’s thinking about her and Sokka or is it just me?
I’ve been wondering what sort of flashback has been going through her mind when she saw her youngest son getting visibly upset at his siblings constant teasing.
"Ask a Slave" is a new webseries that was inspired by real questions actress Azie Dugney heard while working as a living character on the historic George Washington’s Mount Vernon Site. The production is great and Azie has amazing comedic timing, but the real genius of this series is that slavery is not the butt of the joke here. The humor comes from the clueless tourists that clearly know nothing about slavery or our nation’s history. I’m really excited to watch this series develop, it’s truly hysterical in that head shaking “oh white people” sorta way.
oh. my. god.
GUYS I JUST REALIZED THAT GIFS ARE THE CLOSEST THINGS WE HAVE TO THE HARRY POTTER PICTURES THAT MOVE.
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