Exploring photographer Roman Vishniac’s archives of Jewish life before the Holocaust is to contemplate just how quickly politics and propaganda can transform—or eviscerate—an entire culture. In 1935, Vishniac began to photo-document impoverished Jewish communities in order to secure aid for them through the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. There are about 9,000 photo negatives in Vishniac’s archive, but only 350 of them were printed in the span of his lifetime.
When you’re plucked from home and dropped into a hostile environment for reasons hard to truly understand, not even the smell of paper is taken for granted. Seen here is PFC Richie,…
Disneyland opened its doors on July 17, 1955, 26 years after Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse first debuted. Created to be a magical place where children, families and parents could have fun and let their imagination run wild, Disneyland quickly became a thrilling amusement park that attracted visitors from all over the world.
Modern armies may have drones and heat-seeking missiles at their disposal, but the true shock and awe masters were dead long before America even existed.