Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 310, click here.
1. A man takes a selfie using a stick of wood to activate the camera, 1957.
2. Joe Arridy (right) is giving his toy train to a fellow inmate before leaving to death row.
Joe, 23, with the mental age of 5 (IQ 48), was executed for rape/murder together with the actual perpetrator. He was smiling till the very end, for he did not understand what is happening, 6 January 1939.
3. Szeles Erika Kornelia, a 15-year-old Hungarian anti-communist fighter during the 1956 Revolution.
She was killed during the revolution.
4. The guards of Delhi Darbar, India posing with James Recalton – an American Photographer in 1903.
5. Steven Lerman, attorney for Rodney King, displays a photo of his client during a press conference at his office in Beverly Hills, 8 March 1991.
6. Lady Florence Norman, a suffragette, on her motor-scooter in 1916, traveling to work at offices in London where she was a supervisor.
The scooter was a birthday present from her husband, the journalist and Liberal politician Sir Henry Norman in January 1916.
7. The Pennsylvania Coal Company mining crew in 1910.
8. First known photo of the Niagara Falls, 1840.
9. White, Native, and Mexican men playing cards, 1908.
10. Pope John Paul II immediately after being shot in St Peter’s Square in Vatican City, 1981.
The Pope later forgave the shooter, Mehmet Ali Ağca, and requested his life-term imprisonment be pardoned.