This 1967 award-winning photo entitled "Kiss of Life" shows two power linemen, Randall Champion & J. D. Thompson, at the top of a utility pole. They had been performing routine maintenance when Champion brushed one of the high voltage lines at the very top. Over 4000 volts entered Champion’s body & instantly stopped his heart. His safety harness prevented a fall & Thompson, who had been ascending below him, quickly reached him & performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
goodnight-i-love-you: i-shouldletyougo: dressedtilnine: I love when moments like this get captured on film. I always wonder what became of the people in them.. I bet they wouldn’t have guessed that half a century later people would still be admiring them. And think how important that kiss must have been to the both of them, to go to all the trouble. I hope to be kissed with such fervor someday. And I hope they made it. Yep, crying. love love love omg
40 Portraits de femmes qui ont fait changer le cours de l'histoire pour toujours : Photo d'une guerrière samouraï ( Fin du XIXème siècle). Photographie d’une femme japonaise en tenue de Samouraï. Vision extrêmement rare dans le vieux japon patriarcal.
When looking at old photographs, it always seems that people of older times used to be so much more solemn and serious. That must come from the poor cameras, that had to have people stand very still, in order to come out just right in the picture. Seeing this strip illuminates how human, fun and not-always solemn were our grandparents