Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 313, click here.
1. Danish model Winnie Holman, Cannes, 1975.
The photo was taken by Helmut Newton.
2. A photo of John Quincy Adam, the first-ever president to be photographed, over 14 years after he left his office on 1 August 1843.
3. Picture of the Beatles watching Jimi Hendrix performing live at Brian Epstein’s Saville Theatre, London on 29 January 1967, three days after Sgt. Peppers was released.
4. Onlookers witnessing the Challenger explosion shortly after the space shuttle took off, 28 January 1986.
5. Austro-Hungarian troops executing captured rebellious Serbians and other Slavs during the occupation of Serbia in WWI by the Central Powers, 1917.
Serbia lost 850,000 people, which was almost a quarter of its population at that time.
6. Man looking for a book in “The old Cincinnati library”, built in 1874 and demolished in 1955.
7. Ferdinand I of Habsburg, Emperor of Austria from 1835 to 1848.
As a result of his parents’ genetic closeness (they were double cousins) he suffered from hydrocephalus, which made his head abnormally large and caused him epilepsy and general mental disability. Photo from the late 1860s.