Beauty pageant, Lincoln Park, 1950, Chicago.
1954 graphic showing the effects of an h-bomb on downtown Chicago.
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The remains of soldiers of WWII, mainly Soviet troops, being recovered from the soil in Nevsky Pyatachok.
Notice the Mod.08, or possibly BN gas mask, PPSh-41 sub-machine gun and other so iconic pieces of Soviet equipment.
I’ve seen thousands of pictures of dead soldiers from WWII, yet this hits me on another level…can’t quite pin it. Perhaps it’s modern context makes it that bit more relevant to me…
People watch the aftermath of a suicide from the Adams St. Bridge, 1959, Chicago.
I can’t imagine that the victim jumped from the bridge. They must have jumped off a building into the river.
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