Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Iconic Photos

If (as they say) a picture is worth a thousand words, I'll leave it to you to do the math at the Iconic Photos blog. The tag line for the site is "Famous, Infamous and Iconic Photos.

The format is simple: presentation of a photo or photos, along with some background information to provide a little context.

I spent about ten minutes just flipping through pages and saw any number of images I recognized or recalled: the balcony in Memphis the moments after Martin Luther King's assassination, the young JFK, jr, solemnly saluting his father's coffin, and the moments before the second aircraft slammed into the World Trade center on September 11, 2001.

One of my favorites is Nelson Rockefeller flipping the bird to a heckler. The look of utter glee is too good to be missed. They don't make Republicans like him any more - or at least they don't nominate them.

Hit the "Random Post" link on the right sidebar for something you didn't expect. Be sure and read the description of the photo - it's a history lesson you'll enjoy.

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