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17 Fascinating Photos Collected From History –

1. Circus strongwoman Katie Sandwina aka the Lady Hercules holding up three men 1900’s

2. The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes,” is ratified, Januray 16, 1919

3. A hunter with a Thylacine, 1869

4. An immigrant family at Ellis Island, 1904

5. In 1877, the Nez Perce tribe was ordered to move to a reservation. The tribe refused to. Chief Joseph led them to Canada, fighting with the U.S. army over the entire 1,100 miles. Forty miles from the border, the tribe was trapped. After 5 days of fighting, the remaining 431 members of the tribe surrendered. This quote is from Chief Joseph’s surrender speech

“It is cold, and we have no blankets; the little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food. No one knows where they are—perhaps freezing to death.

I want to have time to look for my children, to see how many I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead.

Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.”

6. Kaw-u-tz, a Caddo Native American, 1906

7. The bust of Tutankhamun being carried from the tomb in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt. Photo by Harry Burton.

8. A patient in a restraint chair at the West Ridding Asylum Wakefield Yorkshire, 1869

9. Bertha Boronda, arrested for cutting off her husband’s penis with a razor in 1907

10. The Belgium iron “Scolds Bridle mask from the 1550’s was used to punish mainly women, speaking out against authority, nagging, brawling with neighbors or lying.

11. It used to be legal to send kids in the mail. In 1913 it was legal to mail children. With stamps attached to their clothing, children rode trains to their destinations, accompanied by letter carriers

12. A Red Cross nurse is writing down the last words of a brittish soldier, 1917

13. Chester McDuffee and his ADS diving suit, aluminum alloy weighing 485lbs, 1911

14. Grand Canyon photographer suspended on a rope, 1908

15. B-17 bombers encounter heavy flak fire over Merseburg, Germany c.1944

16. Steve and Charlie Utter at the grave of Wild Bill Hickok. Mount Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood, Dakota Territory, August 1876

17. Car mechanic at work in 1919

 

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