Shot while leaving a campaign event in 1968, Robert F. Kennedy lay dying beside seventeen-year-old busboy Julian Romero. Slain by Sirhan Sirhan for his support of Israel, RFK’s death symbolized the end of the Kennedy era of the Democratic Party. His last words were, “Is everyone safe?” Boris Yaro, Photo of a Dying RFK, 1968. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times.
Awakening from Keto-acidosis: ”The scientists went to a hospital ward with diabetic children, comatose and dying from diabetic keto-acidosis. This is known as one of medicine’s most incredible moments. The scientists went from bed-to-bed and injected the children with the purified extract - insulin. As they injected the last comatose child, the first child injected began to awaken. One by one, all the children awoke from their diabetic comas. A room of death became a place of joy and hope.”
Lewis Powell - one of the Lincoln conspirators. He was hung w/ 3 others in the first ever photographed public execution. The BW image of him is pretty well known in photo history circles but this colorized version is blowing me away right now! I've looked at the BW for so long that it is just so strange seeing it looking so modern. He is literally awaiting his hanging in this image.
The great Jewish educator Janusz Korczak (physician, writer, and pedagogue) became head of the Warsaw Jewish Orphanage. In the ghetto, he did everything within his power to improve the situation of the children in his orphanage. Although offered the chance, he rejected the opportunity of going into hiding outside the ghetto and instead chose to stand by his orphans. On Aug 5, 1942, Korczak and the 200 children in his orphanage were deported to the Treblinka death camp where they all…