With the Second World War rearing its ugly head in the winter of 1938, Men and women from all over the United Kingdom started to take precautions regarding Chemical Warfare. Of course, there were many rumors of a gas bombing at that time, which is why people took their own chance at safety; however, no gas was ever used.
Here in the photo, we see a woman walking down the street with her stroller, which is completely encased with gas-resistant material. This photo was taken in London in 1938, less than a year before the war that changed the world.
Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines, was a prisoner camp during the Second World War. This photograph shows American troops listening to his story after his liberation. The prisoners who fought during the Second World and found themselves in Santo Tomas were kept under harsh conditions, and many of them never survived.
The main concern was the prisoner's diet while in captivity. They most probably lived off plain white rice with no other food groups in their daily nutrition. Bernard Herzog returned to Marysville and worked for a local taxi company after the war ended; however, it is reported that he never truly recovered.
Olive Ann Oatman
This rare image shows Olive Ann Oatman. Her family came from Illinois, and in 1851 was captured and killed. Olive Ann Oatman and her sister were captured by a Present-day Arizona Native American Tribe called the Tolkepayas that later sold the girls to another tribe called the Mohave People. Her sister died of hunger several years later. Olive was lucky as she was able to return to American Society after spending five years imprisoned.
Later on, her tale was retold dramatically in the press in her own “memoir” through speeches, novels, plays, movies, and poetry. Many people still do not know what really happened to her while she was detained, but the tattoos sparked a media story long after her captivity.
The Statue of Liberty
In this rare and periodic photo, we see a young child and a woman standing beside the face of the Statue of Liberty while it is being assembled in France. At the time, it was being prepared for shipment to New York to be displayed as a gift to the United States. This statue became a simple of America, both the country and its people.
This photo was taken in 1885, seen by the way the people were dressed back then. This is truly a rare and one-of-a-kind photo in this collection, presenting not only the people and how they looked back then but also one of America's most recognized symbols.
The King of Rock and Roll Before He Was the King
The kink of Rock N' Role is usually seen in his glamorous outfits; however, here we have a photograph of the late king in military uniform alongside other soldiers he served with during the Second World War. This was taken in 1958, a couple of years after he became internationally loved and known, but before he changed music, as known back then, forever.
This shot was taken while Elvis was serving his country. This was two years after his first number-one hit, "Heartbreak Hotel," was released and two years before his greatest hit' "It's Now or Never," came out and went viral within no time.