Fascinating Photos Collected From History

October 4, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: History

A father looking at the severed hands of his five year-old daughter. Punishment by the Belgians for not harvesting enough rubber, under King Leopold


Children of the Belgian Congo circa 1900. If they did not come back with enough rubber for the day, their hands would be chopped off.


Marie Doro – Actress 1902


Hans-Georg Henke, a 16 year old German soldier, after a long battle he was captured by the American’s and taken as a POW. He burst into tears as a combination of shell shock and fear


Dead German soldiers after the Battle of Stalingrad. 1943


The different ways we face death, Polish partisans awaiting execution (WW2) they all have very distinct facial expressions.


The only known authenticated photo (ferrotype) of Billy the Kid, c. 1879


World War 2 Death Notice


In 1944 a black teenager named George Stinney was accused of murdering two white girls on flimsy evidence, he was tried without legal representation with an all-white jury, and he was executed by electric chair at the age of 14 

Executioners noted that he was too small for the electric chair when he died; the straps did not fit him, an electrode was too big for his leg, and the boy had to sit on a bible to fit properly in the chair.


Robert McGee, scalped as a child by a Sioux Chief. circa 1890

In 1864 Robert and his family decided to migrate west, his wagon train was attacked by a Native American war band and almost everyone was killed. McGee was shot in the back by Sioux Chieftain Little Turtle, but survived, he was then pinned to the ground with two arrows and the Chieftain removed sixty four square inches off the top of his head. He then was stabbed and beaten by the other member’s of Little Turtles’ group. He was discovered, still conscious, later by soldiers sent to investigate the incident.


A Chinese opium den, circa 1900.


Selk’nam natives in route to Europe for being exhibited as animals in human zoos, 1889


US Paratroopers jumping into southern France during the invasion of southern France



This daguerreotype is the earliest confirmed photographic image of Abraham Lincoln. It was reportedly made in 1846 by Nicholas H. Shepherd shortly after Lincoln was elected to the United States House of Representatives.


Laika, the first dog to go into space. The satellite that transported Laika was never intended to return, and Laika died from panic and heat exhaustion seven hours after launch.


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