The First Mugshots Ever Taken in Britain Date From More Than 150 Years Ago
These haunting vintage portraits of of thieves, poachers and murderers were indeed shot more than 150 years ago, between 1859 and 1876 in the Bedford prison, Bedfordshire, England.
While their crimes may vary - from stealing spades to conning people while dressed as a vicar - what links them is that the majority are sharply dressed, with ties and buttoned up shirts and neatly combed hair.
21 Fascinating Vintage Photographs That Capture Everyday Life of Siberia from the Early 1900s
Siberia is an extensive geographical region, and by the broadest definition is also known as North Asia. Siberia has historically been a part of Russia since the 17th century. With an area of 13.1 million square kilometres, Siberia accounts for 77% of Russia's land area, but it is home to just 40 million people – 27% of the country's population. This is equivalent to an average population density of about 3 inhabitants per square kilometre, making Siberia one of the most sparsely populated regions on Earth.
The origin of the name is unknown. Some sources say that "Siberia" originates from the Siberian Tatar word for "sleeping land." Another account sees the name as the ancient tribal ethnonym of the Sirtya (also "Syopyr"), a folk, which spoke a language that later evolved into the Ugric languages. This ethnic group was later assimilated to the Siberian Tatar people.
Here’s some pictures of the people of Yenisei province, Siberia from the early 1900s.
Haunting Portraits of Imprisoned Modoc Warriors from 1873
These amazing photographs below captured Modoc warriors, were taken by Louis Herman Heller (1839-1929) during and after the Modoc War.
The war was fought between the Native American Modoc people and the United States Army between 1872-1873 and had its roots in the forced resettlement of the Native Americans. The Modoc fighting force was spearheaded by Kintpuash AKA “Captain Jack” and included 52 other warriors in a band of more than 150 Modoc people. After nearly a year of fighting the Modoc warriors were defeated and Jack and three warriors were executed for the murders of two peace commissioners, and two others were sentenced to life imprisonment. The remaining 153 Modoc of the band were held as prisoners of war until 1909.
Heller, a German-born qualified pharmacist and photographer who is believed to have emigrated to the United States in 1855, was the first photographer on the scene. However, his pictures are not as well known as those of Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) and do not feature any images of the battles fought. Heller’s photographs were published in Harper’s Weekly in June 1873 as engravings based on his photographs, giving the general public a view of the war. In an attempt to gain recognition over Muybridge, Heller sought to have his Modoc warrior portraits published, but once they were, the publisher Watkins was mistakenly credited as the photographer, leading to Heller falling into obscurity. Later, he sold his negatives of the Modoc captives to Watkins, but continued to work as a photographer in his own photographic studio.
Bogus Charley and family
Schonchin and Jack
Jack's Family--Lizzy (young wife), Mary (his sister), Old Wife and daughter
21 Interesting Black and White Photographs Document Female Pilots Trained for Duty in Sweetwater, Texas during WWII
In 1943, LIFE Magazine devoted a cover story to the Women Airforce Service Pilots training in Sweetwater, Texas.
July 19, 1943 cover of LIFE magazine.
Looking at the images from this 1943 LIFE cover story about their training, it’s easy to see why the women of the WASP program fought for that recognition. Though the “girl pilots” seemed to be enjoying themselves during their training in Sweetwater, Texas7, they were devoted to their physical and classroom training, and able to meet the challenges the Army sent their way—including planes not designed for shorter pilots.
Hair streams in breeze as fledgling girl pilot solos her trainer in a primary practice flight.
Sunburned nose and forehead are daubed with protective cream by Rebecca Edwards of Yazoo City, Miss., 22-year-old widow whose husband was killed during duty with the Army Air Forces. Standing next to Rebecca and leaning against the corner of the primary hangar from which both of the girls fly is Lorena Daly of Bakersfield, Calif. They each have on the G.I. coveralls, called "zoot suits" in Avenger Field lingo, that are regulation uniform for all working hours. Though suits are not very glamorous, the girls like their comfort and freedom.
Marching around wishing well at Avenger Field, girls toss coins for luck if they're due for a flight with an Army pilot. Always the trainees march in formation to the "Hup, two, three, four!" of their section leader, going to mess, ground school or flight line.
Jacqueline Cochran, glamorous speed flier who developed Women's Flying Training Detachment, is center of this group of protogees in flight-line ready room. While girls wait their turn to fly, they question Miss Cochran on her trip to England and other experiences.
In ground school subjects the girls study more diligently than the aviation cadets who preceded them at Avenger Field, according to the instructors. If marks are low students have extra study halls in the evening to catch up. Trainees above are in meteorology class, learning to read symbols and weather maps of the sort that they will use as ferry pilots.
Flight dispatcher looking through binoculars as she watches overflight training traffic of trainee pilots of the Women's Flying Training Detachment at Avenger Field.
Female pilot of the US Women's Air Force Service posed with her leg up on the wing of an airplane.
Short-legged girls stow extra cushions in basic trainer before starting instrument flight, called a "buddy ride" because it's always flown in pairs, with one girl checking the other.
Cockpit procedure in twin-engine trainer is the first lesson Instructor Helen Duffy (right) gives her advanced students. When flying this plane, girls are near end of training.
Fifinella Macot, designed by Walt Disney for the girl pilots, trims blouse of Anne Armstrong McClellan, 21-year-old from Sonoma, Calif. Anne, whose young pilot-husband has been missing since Bataan, majored in aeronautics at college and wants to fly after the war.
"Arms to the side-raise:" snaps brisk command of an Army officer as a section of girl pilots begin their daily calisthenics drill, while overhead a primary trainer circles for attitude...
This drill is tough sledding during the first week or two when the girls arrive soft from civilian life. Then the kinks iron out of their muscles and the exercises are fun.
In official dress uniform of white blouse, tan slacks and overseas cap, Shirley Slade smiles as her hair ruffles in Texas wind, free from the pigtail anchoring it has in LIFE's cover picture. The girls wear dress slacks for drill demonstrations and at graduation ceremony.
"Ready-room Lieutenants," Mary Thielges of Dansville, N.Y. and Virginia Mullins of Nashville, Tenn., find part of policing job is to clear flight line of cigaret butts. Girls take turns at being officer-of-the-day and other duties.
Cross-country-flight is plotted by Janet Zuchowski of Newburg, N.Y. and Alice Jean May of Englewood, N.J. Norman Schaeffer who aids them, is one of civilian flight instructors that train girls under Army supervision.
Wearing favorite white baseball cap, Phyllis Jarman of Ypsilanti, Mich. writes up a report in her workbook. Like many Avenger Field pilots, Phyllis started flying in a program of the Civil Aeronautics Administration.
Hard bench is a feather bed to Elaine Jones, Houston Texas, who was flying until 3 A.M. previous night.
Letter home is written by Madge Rutherford to folks in Indianapolis as she awaits her flight period on the basic line. Ordinarily a girl will fly two-one-hour periods in an afternoon on the line. With "buddy rides" in basic, the time is doubled.
In primary ready room, studious girls memorize the Morse code until the whir of a returning PT flight is heard. Then they get parachutes and take over pilots seats themselves.
Add captionParachute pillow suits Jean Landis of El Cajon, Calif. between instrument flights. Note the white adhesive above her right knee, on which Jean scribbles take-off and landing time.
A Sunday sunbath for Avenger pilots.
(Photos: Peter Stackpole—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
30 Shocking Historical Photos of the Lviv Pogroms in 1941
The city of Lvov (L'viv) in southeastern Poland was occupied by the Soviet Union in 1939, under the terms of the German-Soviet Pact. There were over 200,000 Jews in Lvov in September 1939; nearly 100,000 were Jewish refugees from German-occupied Poland. The Germans subsequently occupied Lvov after the invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941.
Encouraged by German forces to begin violent actions against the Jewish population in Lvov, Ukrainian nationalists massacred about 4,000 Jews in early July 1941. Another pogrom, known as the Petliura Days, was organized in late July. This pogrom was named for Simon Petliura, who had organized anti-Jewish pogroms in the Ukraine after World War I. For three days, Ukrainian militants went on a rampage through the Jewish districts of Lvov. They took groups of Jews to the Jewish cemetery and to Lunecki prison and shot them. More than 2,000 Jews were murdered and thousands more were injured.
In early November 1941, the Germans established a ghetto in the north of Lvov. German police shot thousands of elderly and sick Jews as they crossed the bridge on Peltewna Street on their way to the ghetto. In March 1942, the Germans began deporting Jews from the ghetto to the Belzec extermination camp.
By August 1942, more than 65,000 Jews had been deported from the Lvov ghetto and murdered. Thousands of Jews were sent for forced labor to the nearby Janowska camp. In early June 1943, the Germans destroyed the ghetto, killing thousands of Jews in the process. The remaining ghetto residents were sent to the Janowska forced-labor camp or deported to Belzec.
Vintage Snapshots Capture Daily Life of Venice Beach, Los Angeles in the 1930s
Venice is a residential, commercial and recreational beachfront neighborhood on the Westside of the city of Los Angeles. It was founded in 1905 as a seaside resort town and was an independent city until 1926, when it merged with Los Angeles.
Today, Venice is known for its canals, beaches, and the circus-like Ocean Front Walk, a two-and-a-half-mile pedestrian-only promenade that features performers, mystics, artists and vendors.
Here are some vintage snapshots capturing daily life of the beach in Venice, Los Angeles in the 1930s.
Amazing Intimate Family Photos Found in a Thrift Shop Showing Donald Trump's Softer Side
A South Florida collector bought around 1,000 old photographs of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, which were likely thrown out by his first wife, Ivana. The vintage pictures, which were crammed into a suitcase, mostly contain memories of Trump with friends and family.
Also included were personal handwritten notes, Ivana Bacharach and Trump’s wedding album, eldest son Donald J. Trump Jr.’s baby album from Dec. 13, 1977, Ivana’s modeling images and a card drawn by Ivanka to her parents.
The photographs humanize the contentious politician’s life and give a rare, intimate glimpse of his “softer” side, according to Daily Mail.
Donald Trump channels Burt Reynolds - the quintessential the Cosmopolitan centerfold - as he relaxes in his robe.
Donald is clearly smitten with his children, here with his first born Don Jr.
Nap time for family man Donald and his namesake. Among the memorabilia is Don Jr.'s baby album dated Dec. 31, 1977.
Trump looks a little sleepy but baby Don Jr. looks wide awake.
Trump looks like he was made for fatherhood.
When is the last time anyone, outside of possibly Donald's immediate family, has seen him wearing anything but a suit!
Donald does his fatherly duty.
The treasure trove of Trump memorabilia, including roughly 1,000 photographs of Republican presidential candidate, his family and friends found its way into a thrift shop and then to a collector.
Trump poses with the apple of his eye, Ivanka, the star in many of the family photos.
Donald with Ivanka and Don Jr. at another birthday party.
Trump holds little Eric's hand. From all the photos Donald shows himself to be a loving and attentive father.
Stunning Ivana was a model and the unearthed photos include many of her modeling cards. Among the more esoteric items is a 1989 summer cleaning schedule for Mar-a-Lago, the lavish Palm Beach, Florida, estate Trump has owned since 1985.
Donald had it made in the shade, and relaxing in the sunshine of his Palm Beach property Mar-a-Lago.
Ivana lounging in what looks like Mar-a-Lago, just a breeze from Florida's beach on the Atlantic.
The kids and Ivanka have a visitor: It's Donald all right - but this is Donald Duck (and no, it's not Trump in the costume).
Ivanka cuts the cake at her birthday celebration.
Ivanka's drawing for her parents.
Donald with his mother Mary Trump hanging at Christmastime. Mary passed away in August 2000.
Ivana and Donald with his father Fred Trump.
Trick or treats for GI Joe Don Jr., ballerina Ivanka and toy soldier Eric
Ivanka showing some love for her little brother Eric.
Don Jr. and Ivanka at bathtime.
Donald and Ivana show off little Ivanka.
A goggled Donald cuddles up with his little cuddle bunny Ivanka in the snow.
Dressed up Ivanka poses with her parents at a party.
Is this baby Donald himself? Among the treasure trove of photos is this unmarked baby picture that looks like it could well be the candidate.