Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 344, click here.
1. P.T. Barnum & Bailey’s combined circus performers, New York, 1924.
2. Photo taken one millionth of a second, from two miles away, of US testing of a nuclear blast, 1945.
3. Old women with tattoos characteristic for Croatian Catholics in Bosnia.
The tradition is called “sicanje”, and it was originally used to protect against the Ottomans, in Central Bosnia, in the 1930s – 1940s.
4. Photo of a British man wearing a chain around the neck of Aborigines, who are natives of Australia, the 1900s.
5. African-American boys on Easter morning, Southside, Chicago, Illinois, April 1941.
6. The old Cincinnati Library before being demolished, 1874-1955.
7. Fidel Castro and Che Guevara in a Mexico city jail, 1956.
8. The “Harlem Hellfighters” were the first African American regiment in WWI who were assigned to the French forces.
None were captured, never lost a trench or a foot of ground to the enemy. They returned to the U.S. as one of the most successful regiments of World War I, in the 1910s.