Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 320, click here.
1. Young boys harassing the Horace Baker family, the first African American family to move into the all-white Delmar Village neighborhood of Folcroft, Pennsylvania, 30 Aug. 1963.
2. American soldiers at mass in the rubble at Cologne Cathedral, March 1945.
3. Tibetan skeleton dancers (Buddhist tradition) autochrome was taken by Joseph Rock in 1925.
4. Belle Époque dancer Cleo de Merode, considered by many to be the most beautiful woman of her time, the 1890s.
5. Polish war hero, Captain Witold Pilecki, March 1948.
Seen here in court, being tried by the Communist puppet state for his loyalty to the government-in-exile. Days later, he was put down with a shot to the head. His heroism went unrecognized until the 1990s.
6. Japanese murderer Sada Abe shortly after being arrested by police.
She had murdered her lover via erotic asphyxiation before cutting off his penis and testicles and carrying them around in her kimono. She also reportedly had sex with the severed genitals, 20 May 1936.
7. Later British Admiral Jacky Fisher as a Midshipman in the 1850s.
His career spanned the Crimean War to World War I. He guided the Royal Navy from the era of wooden sailing ships with muzzle-loaded cannons to steel-hulled battlecruisers, submarines, and early aircraft carriers.
8. Photograph of Maria Nikolaevna Romanov kept at Lord Mountbatten’s bedside until his death, 1914.
9. Mrs. Lucille Chalifoux turns her head from the camera above while her children stare wonderingly, 1948.
On the top step are Lana, 6, and Rae, 5. Below are Milton, 4, and Sue Ellen, 2.