Monday, July 31, 2017

Babe Ruth knocked unconscious July 5, 1924

On a sunny July day in Washington, 1924, the Yankees were in Griffith Stadium, playing against the Washington Senators.
 In the fourth inning of the first game, before 24,000 fans, the home team’s Joe Judge swung his bat; the ball sailed just over the right-field line, heading toward the bleachers in foul territory.
Racing to make the catch, Babe Ruth slammed into a concrete wall and was knocked unconscious.
Note the racial segregation in this photo. 
As it happened, Ruth collapsed next to the section reserved for African-Americans.



The Yankees’ trainer, Doc Woods, rushed to Babe Ruth with a first-aid kit and poured icy water onto his face.
Ruth was out for five anxiety-producing minutes. 
The District of Columbia police (led by one Captain Doyle) kept the curious and concerned at bay. 


When the Babe finally opened his eyes, the Yankees’ manager, Miller Huggins, offered to take him out, but Ruth would not hear of it. 
Ruth went back into the game, showing a conspicuous limp (he had damaged his left hip) as he recorded two more hits, drawing louder cheers than usual, for his fortitude, as he rounded the bases. He even kept playing through the second game.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

New York. VIctory Arch for Admiral Dewey’s Triumphal Parade, Madison Square, 1899

The Dewey Arch was a temporary structure built of a plaster-like material, and thus did not survive. A previous temporary wood-and-plaster triumphal arch was built to commemorate General Washington in Washington Square, and proved so popular that it was decided to replace it with a permanent stone version.


This ornate was an exceptionally lavish structure. 
It was built to commemorate a then-recent event — the victory of Admiral George Dewey at 
"The Battle of Manila Bay", which took place on May 1, 1898.


 For Dewey’s triumphant arrival to New York, in late September 1899, the entire city was lit up with ‘fairy lamps to greet the procession.  
The fireworks display for the event would be the greatest the city has ever seen.



According to reports, although many petitioned for a permanent Dewey Arch 
by the winter of 1900 the arch was torn down. 













The only existing reminder of the Arch near the site was a bar and restaurant called 
Dewey’s Flatiron. It closed it doors on Dec 2014.








Monday, July 17, 2017

July 18th, 1947 SS Exodus

Today at 11 AM an official memorial monument will be unveiled at Haifa-port commemorating 70 years to the July 18th 1947; SS Exodus tragedy.
In the colorized photo a wounded boy is lead to be treated and deported by a british soldier. 
For more info about the SS Exodus and its sad story go to:






Thursday, September 22, 2016

Colorizing Hertzel

Theodor Herzl on the balcony of the "Three Kings Hotel" ("Les Trois Rois") in Basel, Switzerland. 
This photo was taken before /or after the famous "Herzl on the balcony" photo.





The famous photo of "Herzl on the balcony" looking at the Rhine river.

The balcony of the "Three Kings Hotel" as it looks today 

Chaim Herzog on the balcony.

The same famous balcony today.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Jewish Agency bomb 11-3-1948

On March 11, 1948, a  car bomb planted in the courtyard of the Jewish Agency by an Arab terrorist (which is believed to have been smuggled into the heavily-guarded compound in a stolen U.S. Consulate car. 
exploded, killed 13 and wounded nearly 100 civilians.
In this photo a small sports car being used as an ambulance to rush victims to hospital.

 Original photo
International News Photo - 1948. After bombing of Jewish Agency
 Photo by: Lasar Dunner - 
original by radiophoto.

The same building in an early photo

The Keren Hayesod wing of the building was completely destroyed.
 Same location today.
 Leib Yaffe, director-general of Keren Hayesod 
(Who attended the first Zionist Congress and was the brother of Bezalel Yaffe, one of Tel Aviv's founders,)
was killed in the bombing.


Monday, May 16, 2016

Natan Alterman (נתן אלתרמן). Night editor at "Haaretz" newspaper (year unknown)

 This amazing photo of Natan Alterman has a forward action line hidden in it. 
Starting at the tip of Alterman's hair, 
it moves straight through his nose to his cigarette and ends at the page.
For me this signifies his drive and ambition forward in life.

The original black and white photo was taken by: Avraham Soskin.
Photo rights belong to "The Pinhas Lavon institute for Labour Movement Research"

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Stroop Report - Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

This photo was taken between April 19th to May 16th 1943

 The original German captions says:
"Jews pulled from a bunker"
"Juden aus einem Bunker hervorgeholt"

The picture was taken at Nowolipie street looking East, near intersection with Smocza street, 
perhaps Nowolipie 64 / Smocza 1. 
In the background one can see the ghetto walls with a gate.

This is the original page with this photo as seen in the Stroop report.
Intreating observation... 
There where only 4 copies of this report ever made.
In the "Warsaw " version of the photo (taken from the Warsaw version of the "Stroop Report") the top and right boarders have a bit less information / details than the photo I used for the coloring.
In the Bottom and left side of the photo in this report-image have a bit more information / details then my colorized image.


The photo I used for coloring is from the "NARA" Version of the "Stroop Report"

This is the same location in what looks like the same day.
Some of the stuff in the following few photos can be seen in the colorized photo.






Same location later on.

If we combine some of the photos from the same location, the bigger picture would look something like this.

Today