Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 247, click here.
1. What is now the fully developed Las Vegas strip, 1955.
2. This 7 feet (2.13 meters) sword belonged to Pier Gerlofs Donia aka Grutte Pier, a 16th-century Frisian rebel leader who was slightly taller than his sword.
The picture was taken in 1951 at the Museum of Friesland in Leeuwarden, Holland, where the sword is still on display today.
3. A man rides a bus in Durban, meant for white passengers only, in resistance to South Africa’s apartheid policies, 1986.
4. Albert Einstein and his daughter become citizens of the United States rather than return to Germany under Hitler, 1 October 1940.
5. Miniskirts just coming into fashion in Latvia, ca. 1965.
6. Prince George (later King George V of the United Kingdom) with his cousin Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, c 1900s.
7. A South Vietnamese family wade across a river while escaping a bombing raid by US forces.
Their town had been a local base for Vietcong forces and US authorities recommended citizens to evacuate before the raid, 7 September 1965.
8. Silent Parade, New York, 1917,
It was organized by NAACP to promote civil rights.
9. Umberto II, King of Italy (on the right) casting his vote during the referendum on the abolition of the monarchy, 2 June 1946.
10. Albert Einstein loved sailing but didn’t even know how to swim, 1939.