The Gilded Century

thegildedcentury:

Life, August 28, 1944
Jap father, mother and four children huddle on rocks at Marpi Point, pondering whether to surrender or slip into sea and drown as many others had done. 

thegildedcentury:

Life, August 28, 1944

Jap father, mother and four children huddle on rocks at Marpi Point, pondering whether to surrender or slip into sea and drown as many others had done. 

(via retrostructure)

thegildedcentury:

Fantastic Adventures, May, 1949

thegildedcentury:

Fantastic Adventures, May, 1949

thegildedcentury:

Life, April 9, 1945
American paratroopers, photographed by Capa just after he had landed himself, drift down in a cultivated field east of the Rhine.  The planes which have dropped them have already traveled out of the picture to the left.  On the ground the parachutes of men who have landed are collapsing.  As they have been trained, the men crumple to ease the shock as they hit the ground.  Most of these parachutes are a speckled camouflage green.  Parachutes which are dropped with supplies are brightly colored so what they carry can be identified easily from a distance.

thegildedcentury:

Life, April 9, 1945

American paratroopers, photographed by Capa just after he had landed himself, drift down in a cultivated field east of the Rhine.  The planes which have dropped them have already traveled out of the picture to the left.  On the ground the parachutes of men who have landed are collapsing.  As they have been trained, the men crumple to ease the shock as they hit the ground.  Most of these parachutes are a speckled camouflage green.  Parachutes which are dropped with supplies are brightly colored so what they carry can be identified easily from a distance.

thegildedcentury:

Weird Tales, April, 1939

thegildedcentury:

Weird Tales, April, 1939

thegildedcentury:

Life, October 16, 1944

thegildedcentury:

Life, October 16, 1944

thegildedcentury:

Life, October 16, 1944

thegildedcentury:

Life, October 16, 1944

thegildedcentury:

Thrilling Wonder Stories, Summer, 1946

thegildedcentury:

Thrilling Wonder Stories, Summer, 1946

thegildedcentury:

Life, October 9, 1944

thegildedcentury:

Life, October 9, 1944

thegildedcentury:

Astounding Stories, May, 1930

thegildedcentury:

Astounding Stories, May, 1930