Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 150, click here.
1. “Human Fly” George Willig scales the exterior of the World Trade Center’s South Tower in 1977.
Completing the climb in 3.5 hours, he was arrested at the top after signing several autographs and was fined $1.10 by the city, a penny for each floor he passed.
2. Mother and children during the great depression, California, 1936.
3. The New York Central Streamliner “Mercury” passes through New York City Hall, 1936.
4. Shabbat service, lead by Rabbi Herschel Schacter, for the newly liberated inmates of Buchenwald, 1945.
5. Mullen’s Alley, Cherry Hill, New York, 1888.
6. A man selling mummies in Cairo, Egypt, 1875.
Photo by Félix Bonfils.