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The best pictures of costume in C19 Russia and the Caucasus

Posted in Anthropology, Best pictures, Customs, Fashion, Historical articles, History on Thursday, 15 October 2015

The best pictures of costume in C19 Russia and the Caucasus are images of many types of dress among different peoples.
The first picture shows Russian costumes in the late 19th Century.

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Russian costumes, late 19th Century

The second picture shows Costumes of the Russian Far East in the 19th Century.

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Costumes of the Russian Far East, 19th Century

The third picture shows Caucasian Costumes in the 19th Century.

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Caucasian Costumes, 19th Century

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The best pictures of the Matabele Tribe

Posted in Africa, Anthropology, Best pictures, Historical articles, History, War, Weapons on Tuesday, 22 September 2015

The best pictures of the Matabele Tribe are vivid images of tribal leaders and warriors.
The first picture shows the Matabele watching the British lay claim to their land.

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Matabele tribesmen watch settlers raise the Union Jack by Angus McBride

The second picture shows the Matabele king Lobengula and his tribal elders keeping the colonial land-grabbers waiting.

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The concession hunters were tortured by the burning sun as they sat waiting for Lobengula's decision by Angus McBride

The third picture shows the Matabele attacking the Boers.

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Matabele tribesmen attacking Boer farmers in the Cape Colony by Severino Baraldi

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The best pictures of the King of Fiji

Posted in Anthropology, Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Royalty on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The best pictures of the King of Fiji are images of different nineteenth-century kings of Fiji.
The first picture shows King Thakombau.

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King Thakombau

The second picture shows a Fijian king beating his wives.

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How the King of Fiji Rules his Wives by Harden S Melville

The third picture shows ex-king Tanoa.

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Tanoa, Former King of Fiji

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The best pictures of unusual customs in Fiji

Posted in Anthropology, Best pictures, Customs, Historical articles, History, Superstition on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The best pictures of unusual customs in Fiji show live burials and punitive ceremonial exile from tribal society.
The first picture shows a fire-walking ceremony.

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Fire-Walking in Fiji

The second picture shows a live burial ceremony.

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Burying a woman alive in Fiji

The third picture shows a boaster being burned alive.

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The Fate of the Boaster in Fiji

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The best pictures of traditional war dancing in Fiji

Posted in Anthropology, Best pictures, Customs, Dance, Historical articles, History, War on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The best pictures of traditional dancing in Fiji are images preserving the choreography of ceremonial dances for war.
The first picture is an elaborate Fijian war dance.

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Dance of the Fijian Warriors

The second picture is a curiosity showing men dancing for the young Victorian princes’ visit in 1882.

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The Sailor Princes at Fiji watch a War-Dance by Electric Light.

The third picture shows a large tribal war dance with spears and ceremonial dress.

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Native War Dance

Many more pictures of dance can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of Fijian architecture

Posted in Anthropology, Architecture, Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Leisure, Religion on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The best pictures of Fijian architecture are images of communal buildings and private houses and plantations.
The first picture shows Fijian houses.

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Fijian Houses

The second picture shows a very fine stranger’s house, called burenisa.

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Stranger's House or inn in Fiji Islands

The third picture shows a Bure or temple in Fiji.

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Ancient Fijian Temple and a scene of cannibalism

Many more pictures of the Pacific Ocean can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of Tonga

Posted in Anthropology, Architecture, Best pictures, Customs, Historical articles, History, Royalty, Sport on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The best pictures of Tonga are images of the islanders and their distinctive Polynesian and Victorian architecture.
The first picture shows a Plantation in a village settlement.

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Tongan Plantation

The second picture shows the Tow Tow ceremony.

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Wrestling and boxing at the Tow Tow in Tonga, or the Friendly Islands

The third picture shows the young King of modern Tonga.

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Modern Monarchies: The King of Tonga in the Kingdom of Happiness

Many more pictures of the Pacific can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of Grey Owl alias Archibald Belaney

Posted in Anthropology, Best pictures, Children, Conservation, Geography, Historical articles, History, Nature on Saturday, 5 September 2015

The best pictures of Grey Owl, the adopted name of Archibald Belaney, a former schoolboy from Hastings, are striking images of him after he married a woman of Red Indian heritage and assumed a new ethnic identity; he became a famous conservationist in Canada.
The first picture shows Archibald Belaney.

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Archibald Belaney when a schoolboy in Hastings, England by Ron Embleton

The second picture shows him dressed as Grey Owl.

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In 1906 he sailed to Halifax, Canada, and began work as a fur-trapper. During his time there, he married a lady from the Ojjibwa and adopted the name 'Grey Owl'. by Ron Embleton

The third picture shows a programme for one of Grey Owl’s many international speaking tours.

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Souvenir Programme of his British tour in the 1930s

Many more pictures of Canada can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of Red Indian Chiefs

Posted in America, Anthropology, Best pictures, Bravery, Famous battles, Historical articles, History on Saturday, 5 September 2015

The best pictures of Red Indian Chiefs are all remarkable images of these omnipotent tribal chiefs wearing ceremonial headdress.
The first picture is of Chief-Rain-in-the-Face.

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Chief-Rain-in-the-Face, warchief of the Lakota who fought at the Little Bighorn by Frank Humphris

The second picture is a portrait of an Indian chief.

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Indian chief by Severino Baraldi

The third picture shows Chief Sitting Bull.

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Chief Sitting Bull by Frank Humphris

Many more pictures of American Indians can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of Annamite people

Posted in Anthropology, Architecture, Best pictures, Customs, Historical articles, History, Politics on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

The best pictures of Annamite people show all classes of people, rulers, workers and families with children.
The first picture shows an Annamite family eating a meal.

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Repas D'Une Famille Annamite

The second picture shows the interior of an Annamite house.

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Interior of Annamite House at Nakhor

The third picture shows the Annamite Ambassadors in Paris.

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The Annamite Ambassadors in Paris

Many more pictures of Vietnam and its people can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.