US 450th Bomb Group bombing Romania in WWII

US 450th Bomb Group bombing Romania in W...

The bombing of Romania in World War II comprised two series of events: until August 1944, Allied operations, and, following the overthrow of Ion Antonescu’s dictatorship, operations by Nazi Germany. The primary target of Allied operations was Ploiesti, the major site of Romania’s oil industry. The largest refinery there—Astra Româna—processed 2,000,000 short tons (1,800,000 t) of petroleum a year, providing much of the fuel for the German military. Other attacks were against Bucharest, the country’s capital. The below pictures were taken by US...
1964 , An american in Bucharest

1964 , An american in Bucharest

Below are some photos taken by a U.S. citizen in Bucharest of 1964. Not made by a professional but put together the images becomes a quality report. Photos are made ​​in september. In most national flags placed images observed as celebration. It is about a official visit of the Emperor of Ethiopia that was taking place in parallel. We should note again that there is no traffic, no ads and no cables or rough road signs similar to those installed today.   Via:...
Romanians at Ellis Island

Romanians at Ellis Island

Ellis Island, between January 1, 1892 and November 12, 1954, was the main entrance of immigrants in the United States. In digital gallery of New York Public Library there is a collection of William Williams (1862-1947) collected by him during the work at Ellis Island Immigration comisioar Immigration Station in New York in 1902-1905 and 1909-1913. The collection contains 97 images taken in the period 1906-1914. There are both overall photographs, exterior and interior, as well as portraits of immigrants registered there. The portraits were made by Augustus Francis...