Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 243, click here.
1. A desperate man during the Great Depression, 1930.
2. “Rosies” working on an aircraft engine at Douglas Aircraft, October 1943.
3. Nazi Germany was fighting with boys in the last days. This boy was given the Iron Cross, 1945.
4. Real Japanese Samurai, 1866.
Photograph by Felice Beato.
5. Florence Griffith Joyner sets the women’s 100m world record at the US Olympic Trials, 16 July 1988.
Her time of 10.49 garnered skepticism due to the wind reading. The next day she ran two races beating the record prior to hers (10.70 & 10.61) that have not been contested or broken since.
6. Albanian armed militia from Southern Albania, the early 1900s.
7. Dating back to 1890 this is perhaps the first photo ever taken of a surfer.
The muscled Hawaiian beach man is photographed wearing a traditional loincloth and shown standing in the shallows holding his rudimentary board.
8. Warship Vasa recovered from the sea floor after 333 years, Stockholm, Sweden, 24 April 1961.
9. An Uzi-armed Israeli Soldier on guard, Negev Desert, 1956.
10. Man flirting with a female coworker during lunch break at the North American Aircraft plant in Inglewood, California, 1942.