A RESCUE THAT TURNED INTO A DISASTER IN THE TRANSATLANTIC LINER SS NORMANDIE
The SS Normandie was the largest liner to explore the world when it went into commercial service. Soon after its prestigious maiden voyage, the transatlantic liner became a symbol of luxury and elegance. Not long after, however, the Second World War broke out and interrupted life as we knew it. It also disrupted the career of the liner. The horrendous war caused the ship to be docked at a port in New York, where it stayed for a few years.
The United States made an official order for the use of the liner at the end of 1941. It was to be used to carry troops and was renamed the USS Lafayette. Unfortunately, a fire broke out on February 9, 1942, due to an accident. The ship capsized because of the amount of water used by the firefighters to combat the situation. Things would have been less stressful if there were insurance companies back then.
HOW A WOMAN CARRIED THEIR OFFSPRING DURING THE WAR
The Second World War truly affected every aspect of the lives of those who were alive during that time. The war’s impact on the people’s daily lives is preserved in the photos taken during that period in our history. There was a rule for everyone to wear gas masks all the time. FW Mills designed prams that were gas-resistant so that mothers could protect their infants every time they would travel outdoors.
The top of the pram featured a glass panel and an air filter. A motor pumped fresh air inside and added to the contraption’s horrible and curious appearance. These gas-resistant baby carriages were a perfect example of the lengths that people needed to go to so they could protect themselves and their families during the war.
THE FIRST STEPS IN THE MOON BY NEIL ARMSTRONG
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” goes the famous quote from the Apollo 11 mission. On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched from Florida to begin its historic mission to the moon. Three days later, it arrived at its destination, and on July 20, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to walk on the surface of the moon.
The moon landing should be given credit for reigniting people’s hopes on what humans could accomplish when they dream big, work hard, and endeavor together. It opened new horizons — even intergalactic horizons — on how far we can explore when we break beyond our boundaries.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR’S NOTEWORTHY SPEECH
Martin Luther King Jr’s legendary speech combined elements from previous rhetorics that he delivered. It gave high respect and credit to the Bible and the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. The statement continues to echo until today and has become one of the most defining moments of the civil rights movement.The “I have a dream” speech expressed the severe life struggles and issues that African Americans continue to face. The massive turnout was unexpected. As a sign of solidarity, more than 250,000 people descended on Washington. With their travel, these people took part in what remains to be one of the most significant events to have occurred in the nation’s capital.
MGM LION’S FIRST MARKS IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
Goldwyn Pictures Corporation was one of the top motion picture production studios in America. As a result of a merger, it became the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production company. Lionel S. Reiss, an art director from Paramount Studios, created the mascot and logo for the company. All his efforts and investments were all worth it because it featured the famous and terrifying mascot Leo the Lion that symbolized the exciting adventure of life that’s portrayed in films.
One thing that you might not know was that seven different lions appeared for the logo of MGM studio. However, only the seventh and last lion was officially given the name Leo. Since 1957, it was this last lion that continuously appeared on the studio’s logo.
A HISTORICAL PHOTO OF THE FAILED ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION
The first person to explore and reach the South Pole was Roald Amundsen. He achieved this feat on December 14, 1911. The Norwegian explorer beat his British colleague Robert Falcon Scott. Amundsen employed some deception to succeed in his journey. His initial plan was to conquer the North Pole instead of the Antarctic. He secretly changed his course for the South Pole after hearing that Frederick Cook and Robert E. Peary beat him in his initial goal.
The British were not able to achieve similar results with Amundsen. On the return journey from the South Pole, Scott and his team of four, unfortunately, perished, making all the British investments put into this go.
A PROMINENT PHOTO OF THE INVENTOR OF BASKETBALL WITH HIS WIFE
The honor of creating one of the most popular sports goes to James Naismith. The historical figure was not afraid to explore different fields in his life. He was an inventor, a Christian chaplain, and a physical education degree holder. When he invented basketball, he was looking for a way to keep athletes busy with indoor activities during the winter. He also wanted a sport that would expose the players to injuries less than football.
His wife assisted him in inventing the new sport. It created some fun and entertainment for the couple. Little did they know that basketball would later become one of the most lucrative games in the world.
HOW GRADUATION CEREMONIES ARE DONE IN 1985
Vassar College is one of only 43 women’s colleges that remain active. It describes itself as a “highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential arts college.” The institution that provides the adventure of degrees exclusively to women is located in Poughkeepsie, New York.
The photograph depicts a graduation ceremony at Vassar College in 1895. The women in the photo are wearing incredibly formal dresses while holding flower bouquets. This is quite different from today’s graduation ceremonies that you are familiar with. The service was most probably held on campus, given that the institution boasts a native plant preserve that is home to hundreds of tree species.
MUSICAL AND CULTURAL ENTHUSIASTS GATHERED IN THE WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL
Music festivals continue to draw in people from all over the country and the world. They don’t mind to travel to enjoy quality music and culture. The Woodstock Festival initially took place on a dairy farm in Bethel, New York. Perhaps festival-goers are indebted to Max Yasgur, who owned the farm. Yasgur should be given grandeur credit for The Woodstock Festival would have never happened if he didn’t permit the organizers to use his land.
Around 400,000 people could be seen in the photo. A little fewer than half a million people attended the event, but only 100,000 bought tickets. The organizers realized that they were unprepared to contain the vast number of people when people started arriving early for the festival.
A BOY’S FIRST TELEVISION EXPERIENCE
Television was no longer new but remained revolutionary in the year 1948. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 was played in its entirety this year. The year 1948 was also when BBC attempted daily broadcasts of the Olympics. Every footage lasted three hours each. In every part of the world, TV programs were becoming more and more available. Children shows were one of the most frequently aired programs on TV.
Even today, people continue to be impressed and astonished by the advancement of technology. This is probably why the well-dressed boy shows such an expression of amazement at the television. It is incredible how the TV allows us to travel and explore through time and space in the comfort of our homes by just merely just using an ample of our electricity.
ENGLAND’S FAMOUS RULER, KING GEORGE VI
People can’t help their intense interest in the lives of members of the royal family. The public knows very little about what kings and queens do within the walls of their manors, mansions, and palaces. Depictions of royalty being just the same as everyone else are especially popular.
This is why this photo of King George VI going down a slide is entirely historical. It shows that even members of royalty take some time to have fun occasionally. Even during his downtime, the king should have credits for appearing majestic in front of the public. He is smartly dressed, complete with a top hat. A crowd is gathered to observe King George VI during his adventure in the fairground.
NOTABLE PRINCESS OF IRAN AND QUEEN OF EGYPT, FAWZIA FUAD
Fawzia Fuad was a stunning princess from Egypt. She transcended her nation’s boundaries when she became Queen of Iran after marrying Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. She later became known as Muluk Fawzia of Iran. A genuine member of a royal household, she was protected and pampered from a young age by servants and other family members.
Her marriage, however, was a political arrangement planned by the Iranian prince’s father. The partnership continued to be an unhappy experience instead of an exciting marital adventure. After almost ten years, she obtained a divorce with the help of some divorce attorneys and traveled back home to Egypt. She later re-married an Egyptian diplomat.
A POPULAR SINGER’S REMEMBRANCE OF HIS MILITARY SERVICE
Elvis Presley is best known for his career in music. After all, he holds the title of king of rock and roll. In addition to his legion of fans, he also experienced backlash from teachers, parents, and even the clergy. These people expressed concerns about his music.
He was not only a celebrity, but he was also a member of the United States Army. He had the chance to enlist in special and forego regular service. This opportunity would have provided him with certain privileges. However, Presley refused and opted for regular service. More than the hefty investments he acquired of it, his military service earned him the adventure of a lifetime and respect from the soldiers whom he served with.
JAPAN’S HIGH-END ENTERTAINERS
To travel and explore other countries and cultures requires real understanding. It is simply not enough to maintain stereotypical beliefs and maybe even ignorance. That is especially true with the Geishas in Japan, who they are, and what they do. Contrary to the confusion and misunderstanding of some Westerners, Geishas are artists. Their training makes them skillful to a certain degree that they become experts in the art of traditional Japanese music, dance, and poetry. Just like the arduous training in any field, it requires years of practice and apprenticeship to become a full-fledged Geisha.
Shown in this photo, are three Geishas smiling. They seem to be busy with what looks like a piece of cloth. The women appear quite young.
XXII OLYMPIC GAMES’ OPENING CEREMONY IN MOSCOW
Every single Olympic Games is a historical event. The opening ceremonies are especially memorable. It shows the top athletes from all over the world the efforts and preparation made by the host country. The summer Olympics of 1980 was held in Moscow, and the opening ceremony featured a human formation.
The perfect execution of the routine must have required practice that needed time and energy that’s hard to imagine and quantify. The five impressive human rings should be given much credit for representing the five Olympic Rings, with each had a jaw-dropping human tower in the middle. The international community was more than amazed at the Russian’s routine that seemed impossible to pull off.
A QUICK GLANCE FROM THE TOP OF THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING DURING ITS DEDICATION DAY
Few cities in the entire world are as iconic as New York City. In the ever-growing list of places to visit in the Big Apple, few are as iconic as the Empire State Building. People who travel to New York to appease their wanderlust always have to visit the skyscraper to complete their bucket lists. The engineers working on the project knew that it was possible to construct taller buildings. Still, it would have been impossible to do so during the Great Depression when the bankruptcy of many businesses was prominent. This rich history is what makes it an icon.
On the day of its dedication, visibility in New York was impaired by fog. It’s almost miraculous that the photo which was taken from the top of the Empire State clearly showed the people looking at the city below.
HOW A WOMAN USED TO LIVE IN IRAN BEFORE
Globalization is best understood through its effects on modern international travel. However, it is also globalization that has made an impact on the worldwide movement towards awareness and equality. You can take this photo of an Iranian woman in the 1960s as an example. It would be nigh impossible to make a similar picture of a woman in Iran today. Women’s rights are always affected by the contemporary politics of a state.
The Pahlavi era was in full swing during the ‘60s. Globalization helped political leaders become more aware of changes in other countries. Modernization and westernization in Turkey, for example, inspired changes in the legal rights of women in Iran under Reza Khan. These changes have changed the world to a significant degree.
HOW CONCENTRATION CAMPS DISTRESSED THE GERMAN PRISONERS
The holocaust caused by the atrocities of the Nazis marks a particularly dark period in modern history. These events are carefully preserved and presented by memorials such as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. People who travel and explore cities that have these memorials should consider visiting. There is much to learn about the human experience of these visits.
Soon after World War II, American and British military officials showed films of the suffering in concentration camps to German prisoners. They hoped that this confrontation with the horrific events would help remove the Third Reich and Nazi ideology from the German soldiers. Those who watched the violent scenes showed a wide range of reactions. The faces of the prisoners show fear, shame, and disgust. Some people remained defiant and indifferent to the highest degree they could be.
THE REAL INSPIRATION BEHIND THE PAINTING “AMERICAN GOTHIC”
The painting “American Gothic” by artist Grant Wood is one of the most famous pieces of American Art from the 20th century. Numerous parodies of the painting have made their way to pop culture and have helped contribute to its fame. This classic work of art is currently in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Adding this to the itinerary should be a worthwhile time investment of any person who wants to travel to the city.
Surprisingly, several misconceptions remain about the details of a painting that’s so popular. One of the most popular mistakes is that the building is the home of the people portrayed in the artwork. It’s a small white house built in Carpenter Gothic Style that the artist found on a small farm in Iowa. Who are the people in the painting? They are not a couple. The woman is the artist’s sister, and the man is their dentist.
THE FINISHED ICON AFTER THE TEDIOUS CONSTRUCTION
If you were to travel to the Hollywood district in 1923, you would read the word “Hollywoodland” instead of “Hollywood” on the hills. The sign was initially advertising for a segregated housing plan. It was designed by Thomas Fisk Goff and was put up by the Crescent Sign company. The letters were initially decorated with thousands of light bulbs, which highlighted the words separately and then all together. One could not imagine how much the home finance was to set up this project.
It was in 1949 that the suggestion was made to remove the word “land” from the sign. This would direct attention to the entire Hollywood district instead of just housing development. This suggestion was part of a contract signed by the Los Angeles Parks Department to help repair and maintain the iconic sign.
ONE OF THE BEATLES’ UNFORGETTABLE TOURS
Released on the 1st of June in 1967, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by The Beatles. It was loved by many people across the world and became the soundtrack to the summer of love. It was one of the most influential albums of all time. They did not only earn appreciation from the public, but the band members also got lifetime protection from loans because of the hefty finances they made from their tours. After relentless international touring schedule, the album grew out of the band’s desire to move beyond the musical and physical constrictions of live performance. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was Paul McCartney’s idea. Paul wanted to write a song that explores the psychedelic awakening of the youth brought about by the rise of western counterculture and mind-expanding drugs. One of which the band needed to explore that of a fictional Edwardian-era military group.
THE PROMINENT TRAFFIC JAM IN THE BOTTLENECK OF THE BRANDENBURG GATE
As historic as it looks, vehicles surround the Brandenburg Gate to show their eagerness and support for the reunification of West and East Germany. The Brandenburg Gate, barely seen in the distance, had witnessed other significant events marked in history, such as Ronald Reagan’s famous 1987 speech in which he said, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.”
Brandenburg Gate became the symbol of the will of all Germans to be reunited and rejoined. The gate was reopened on December 22, 1989. The Berlin Wall had fallen, and representatives of two Germanies decided to meet right here and opened the border crossing. This unity has undoubtedly brought a booming national economy and splurging of investments.
HOW BATMAN AND ROBIN PORTRAYED ON THE SET
With the rise of television, movies, and digital streaming platform over the years, you’ve undoubtedly seen remakes and newer live-action films of Batman and Robin (mostly just Batman). You also have, at least, read comics, played video games, or only owned a line of merch featuring the two heroes. But little did you know there’s a black and white television show that existed from 1966 to 1968 created by William Dozier and ran on the ABC Network.
If you’re yet to explore Batman, then this series is a must-watch. The two heroes defend the city of Gotham from villains of all sorts. Together, they fight as home security system for the public against the evildoers such as the Penguin, the Joker, the Riddler, Egghead, Catwoman, and Mr. Freeze.
FIRST WORLD WAR’S ULTIMATE WITNESSING OF ITS CONCLUSION
Being the most crucial peace treaty to be signed and finalized, the audience consisting of civilians, officers, and workers can’t help but stand on tables and furniture, trying their luck to take a peek and witness the signing.
It was on June 28, 1919, when the Treaty of Versailles was finalized and brought World War I to an end. It took six months for the peace treaty to be concluded after the armistice of November 1918 had already ended the fighting. High-ranking officials such as foreign ministers and colonial ministers had to travel to Versailles to sign the treaty. The treaty itself was highly controversial, to a certain degree, where many parties were displeased with what was agreed upon.
VULNERABILITY OF A STRONG LEADER FOR SWEETS
Feared for being a symbol of resistance, a guerilla leader, dictator, and revolutionary, a photo of Fidel Castro eating ice cream is a surprise to many. Fidel traveled from Cuba and visited an American military camp in 1959 and decided to have a bit of ice cream on a hot day. This photo depicted him contrary to what people see of him: deadly.
Fidel Castro was one of the key players in the confrontation between the west and the communist bloc. He died on April 19, 2011, leaving behind a one-party communist country with the best education and healthcare system among Third World countries. Overall, he is remembered as a person who’s given credit for a great deed done for his fellow Cubans.
THE ENORMOUS, KILLING ICEBERG
What was once thought to be unsinkable had ended up at the bottom of the ocean. We are all familiar with the sinking of the Titanic as it is easily one of the most well-known tragedies that have happened throughout history. Even though it’s already a century since it happened, there are so many films, documentaries, and photographs that persist in telling the story of the catastrophic event. The famous movie, Titanic, even got a considerable score credit in the entertainment industry.
A photo of the iceberg that the Titanic struck at was documented and archived. A residue of the paint from Titanic’s hull is still visible. This ill-fated maiden voyage traveled from Southampton to New York City.
THE FIRST LOOK AT THE NEWLY BUILT TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD
This year, the transcontinental railroad travel became possible for the first time in U.S. history. However, it had dire consequences for the native tribe. What once stood mountains, rivers, and grasslands were soon transformed into train tracks, which would affect their way of life. The Native American looking onward and seeing the just-finished transatlantic railroad carve through what was unspoiled wilderness just years ago was probably spiritually devastating for the indigenous tribes involved.
The advancement of the railroads was left unchecked by those who had the most reason to resist it. Although their lives transformed for the worse, the Native Americans just went on with it. Such resilience should be given appreciation and credit for.
WHEN PEOPLE IN NEW YORK STARTED TO REVOLT AGAINST THE CRUELTY OF THEIR OWN LAND AGAINST VIETNAM
Looking back, the 1960s was marked by the Civil Rights movement and struggles of African Americans to gain a real footing in a country that was still covertly (and sometimes openly) infringing on their rights. This also led to raising issues against the Vietnam War. Anti-Vietnam-war demonstrators marched and protested in New York against various topics such as the US involvement in the Vietnam War and racism.
They made explicit connections between the civil rights movement and the peace movement. Hence, we see the young African Americans in the photo protesting the Vietnam War and implicating that they have a more severe adversary to fight back home. Most of these people were attorneys by profession who were well-versed with the legal world.
THE VERY FIRST TIANMEN SQUARE’S SIGN OF PROTEST
Thirty years ago, a man stood in front of a tank, refusing to step aside a day after the bloodshed took place on June 4. This photo became a symbol of protest, except for China that tried to erase it from public memory and hide it to travelers.
The Tiananmen Square protests, also referred to as the June Fourth Incident were a series of demonstrations challenging the legitimacy of the Communist Party to win more freedom for the people of China. Civil and Constitutional Attorneys lost power, and Tianmen Square protests quickly turned to the Tianmen Square massacre – troops were sent to end the demonstrations with violence.
A PHOTO OF THE LAST FREED PRISONERS IN ALCATRAZ
Known as the notorious Alcatraz prison, the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary shut its gate on March 21, 1963, after 29 years of operation. There’s a myth that Alcatraz was closed after the disappearance of three of its inmates. However, it was only because the prison was too expensive to keep operating. Its finance roofing was more costly to maintain than any other federal prison in the US.
It must be noted that the decision to close it was already made before the rumors of escapes were passed around. The 27 inmates that were locked up there travel from Alcatraz and were sent to other maximum-security prisons around the country.
HOW AN INUIT GIRL GIVES VALUE TO A HUSKY DOG
While we scroll through our newsfeeds and look at thousands of cute photos of dogs and children today, this photograph from 1949 is undeniably one of the cutest you’ll ever see. It’s no ordinary photograph, though. It’s an adorable Inuit girl and her little husky protruding from her backpack.
To Inuits, huskies aren’t just a warm and cuddly pet to have around. They can be a matter of life and death in the Inuit culture. It’s their superior sense of smell that is incredibly helpful to Inuits hunting across the snow and ice-covered landscapes. Huskies can, for example, uncover an “alluk” – a seal breathing hole that’s too well hidden to be so easily spotted. They also receive credit for pulling sleds when they travel. They are crucial for survival in such a harsh environment.
ONE OF THE THE BIRDS SCENES DONE BY ALBERT HITCHCOCK
Take a peek into the set of Hitchcock in the making of his film, The Birds. Hitchcock is known as the legend of filmmaking. This photograph becomes an important cultural heritage of the whole world. The Birds is a 1963 high-credit receiving horror movie that revolves around unexplained and violent attacks of birds on people of Bodega Bay in California.
Even the US Library of Congress considers The Birds to be a work of immense cultural, historical, and aesthetic significance to the whole of humanity. Hitchcock passed away in 1980, leaving behind many works of pure art, straight from his unique and sometimes dark mind that was important to explore.
WHEN “ICH BIN EIN BERLINER” SPEECH WAS DELIVERED IN 1963 AT BERLIN
Regarded as the infamous anti-communist speech during the Cold War, this photo shows the crowds of the West Berliners who came to listen to John F. Kennedy’s speech called “I am a Berliner” (Ich bin ein Berliner). The entire statement came as a response to the construction of a wall to separate the two sides of Berlin that would prevent the people of East Berlin traveling to the west.
The speech outlines the USA’s support to the people of Berlin everywhere, especially those living in an enclave hidden within East Germany and fearing the occupation of Berlin. It received credit to be one of the best speeches Kennedy ever gave.
THE MOST WHOLESOME SYMBOLISM OF UNITY OF THE EAST AND WEST OF GERMANY
This photograph of a soldier from East Germany passed a flower through a freshly made whole in the wall to someone on the other side. It symbolized that no one could separate the Germans and that the reunification was soon to follow. Good thing, there were great minds such as civil lawyers who contributed to the process. So it did. In 1990, the Berlin Wall was torn down by euphoric Berliners from both sides.
The Berlin Wall separated the two parts of Germany both physically and ideologically for quite a long time. Following a series of civil unrest in Poland and Hungary, East Germany joined the revolution.
SOME OF THE MEN WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE FIRST EVER MODERN OLYMPIC GAMES
The Olympics dated back many years ago. However, it wasn’t until 1896 that the first modern Olympic Games under the authority of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) were held.
The first modern games were hosted in the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens in 1896. The photograph showed three men participating in the first marathon after quite a long time (some estimated that the break lasted almost a thousand and a half years). Years ago, the Olympics did not mind what anyone was wearing. Today, the Olympic has come so far since then. From venues to sports to uniforms, athletes had to travel to different host countries every time. Indeed, all the efforts and time investment the organizers allocated for this event were all worthwhile.
WHEN NORWAY FINALLY GOT TO TASTE THE SWEET OF A TROPICAL FRUIT
While we have a variety of fruits and vegetables available in the market today, it wasn’t until 1905 that Norway was introduced to their first-ever bananas. Gros Michel bananas, a variety of bananas grown in South America and Africa with a unique fragrance, were their first taste of the fruit. This photo marked a special event as the first-ever bananas to reach Norway arrived, 3,000 kilos of them nonetheless. The photo showed Christian Matthiessen, who took the courage to build a considerable investment and founded Norway’s largest fruit importer Bama.
Norway is only the second country to import bananas in Europe – only the United Kingdom managed to beat them to the punch.
WHAT IT TOOK PEOPLE JUST TO WITNESS GANDHI’S FUNERAL
Known for his wisdom and teachings on peace, the entire nation was shocked to know when Mahatma Gandhi was, unfortunately, assassinated on January 30, 1948. He was killed by a fellow Hindu who strongly rejected Gandhi’s message that Muslims and Hindus in India should live together in peace.
Gandhi inspired millions of people, and it’s no surprise a vast number of the crowd wanted to see Gandhi’s face one last time. The number of people who decided to travel to see his body was staggering. The same went for his funeral, as we could see from the photo above. Indeed, he is a legend who deserves all the credit and adoration from the public.
METRO AT EDGWARE ROAD STATION’S FIRST TRIP
Rapid transit has come a long way since then. Interested as to how the world’s first metro system looks like, we look back at this photo taken in London. If you’re scared to travel because it can feel a bit claustrophobic and scary, especially to those who haven’t grown up with one in their city, then you seriously don’t want to try this at the time. Except, if you bring your own gas stank to address this concern.
It certainly feels like a very, very long time ago, but would you even believe that the first ride on the Metro at Edgware Road Station was back in 1862? This photo is also a great example of the infamous tall hat fashion that ravaged London for a long time.
THE LAST GLIMPSE OF TITANIC BEFORE IT CAPSIZED
Before it met its terrible fate, this was the recent photograph taken of the RMS Titanic. People were enjoying and celebrating. They were onboard an unsinkable ship. It was a fun night for anyone who was excited to travel to New York. However, in an unexpected turn of events, it hit an iceberg and sank. The thought-so wise investment of pleasure had turned into a haunted misfortune.
To this day, it has been one of the unforgettable tragedies in history. Titanic remains at the seabed at a depth of more than three kilometers. The last photo of the Titanic stirs emotions in the same manner that the picture of the iceberg that sank it does.
A KISS OF HONOR DONE BY SALVADOR DALI AFTER HE FINISHED RACQUEL WELCH’S PORTRAIT
The famous Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali has been known for his artworks. He created The Dream Caused By The Flight Of A Bee, and Galatea of the Spheres, among many others. His most famous painting is The Persistence of Memory (1931), depicting limp melting watches. It is undeniable that he is known for his striking and bizarre images of his work.
In this photo, he is seen to be kissing the hand of Raquel Welch after finishing her portrait. It was part of the promotional work for Richard Fleischer’s Fantastic Voyage starring Raquel Welch and Stephen Boyd. Salvador Dali and his works are now receiving significant credit and getting explored in art school.