Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 364, click here.
1. Buffalo Calf Road Woman is a Native American warrior who is credited with helping kill U.S. Army Colonel George Custer during the American Indian Wars in 1876.
Custer was responsible for massacring Native American civilians and allowing his men to commit the rape of indigenous women.
2. Book smuggler (knygnešys), Vincas Juska, 1868.
3. Khevsur man with shield and armor, Georgia, 1877.
4. A rare picture of real cowboys in Tascosa, TX, relaxing in 1908, as opposed to movie ones.
The photo was taken by Erwin E. Smith.
5. Old Vennel, Glasgow.
In 1868, photographer Thomas Annan was commissioned by Glasgow’s authorities to document the last of the city’s slums. He published his work in The Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow.
6. Swedish bicycle-mounted infantry being towed by tractors, presumably late 60s or 70s.
7. Bund Deutscher Madel (BDM) girls and Hitler Youth for Boys together in 1933.
8. Mark Rukavina, communist, occupation: miner, crime: invert, Pittsburgh, PA, 1932.
9. US Marines and a Parrot in Nicaragua, 1927.
10. Jakob Schmid, the man who turned in famous anti-Nazi activists Hans and Sophie Scholl, testifies at his trial.
He was a janitor at Sophie’s university. Schmid’s actions, which led to the Scholls being executed, made him a local hero at the time, Allied-occupied Germany, 1946.