Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 334, click here.
1. Zanzibar, 1947.
An exhausted nanny poses with her young charge, named Farrokh Bulsara. A quarter of a century later, he would adopt the pseudonym of Freddie Mercury.
2. Gale Benson, model and daughter of British MP Leonard Plugge.
In 1972, she was buried alive by Michael X and other members of his Black Power group.
3. American soldier John Kerry, spokesman for the VVAW (Vietnam Veterans Against the War), speaks to the press at an outdoor event in Washington D.C., 21 April 1971.
4. Miners light up reused cigarettes at the end of an eight-hour shift underground at the Zhdanovskaya coal mine, all for $30 a month, Donbas, Ukraine, February 1992.
The picture was taken by Shepard Sherbell.
5. Vice President Richard Nixon’s limo is attacked by Venezuelan protestors in 1958.
6. The funeral of Josip Broz Tito (President of Yugoslavia) at the Yugoslav parliament in Belgrade on 8 May 1980.
7. Alexey Pajitnov — Soviet programmer, the inventor of the game “Tetris”, the 1980s.
8. Polish Soldiers legion at in France on 1 January 1940.
The photo was taken by Keystone.