A set of rare photos shows people from the world a hundred years ago
02: Chief of Kandy, Sri Lanka, 1884.
03: Portrait of two Samoan women in traditional dress sitting in front of a large tapa, 1910, one with a cigarette dangling from her mouth.
04: On August 19, 1918, amid anti-German sentiment during World War I, German-American farmer John Mainz was taken from his home in Reuven, Minnesota, and sent across the South Dakota border. There masked locals whipped him, threatened to shoot him, smeared him with tar and feathers and forced him across the border,And threatened to hang him if he came back. Meinz named 32 men involved in the lawsuit but were acquitted and the judge instructed the jury that the evidence strongly supported his infidelity. Meinz later won an appeal and settled out of court in 1922.
05: A Santa Cruz soldier aboard the Australian battleship HMAS Melbourne, Solomon Islands, circa 1918-1920.
06: In 1913, a family portrait of the last tsar.
07: Locomotives and workers on the Rhine Bridge in Cologne, Germany, 1886.
08: In 1921, a little girl in Paris, France.
09: 100 years ago, the Eiffel Tower stood proudly above the city, but the streets looked different, filled with vintage cars and side trikes.
10: In 1907, a girl carrying water in Vietnam.
11: The Ramallah girl at her wedding a hundred years ago.
12: The U.S. Constitution was amended twice in 1920, the first being the 18th Amendment. In January 1920, the 18th Amendment went into effect, prohibiting the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol.
13: At the 11th hour of November 11, 1918, Germany and the Allies signed an armistice, marking the end of a four-year war that left 14 million dead and 21 million wounded. Peace would not last long, and twenty years later, in 1939, World War II broke out.
14: The silent movie star known as “America’s Sweetheart” and “The Girl with Curly Hair” attracts a huge fan base, all with hair the typical “Gibson Girl” archetypal women scrambled to emulate at the turn of the century.
15: 100 years ago, the radio was the main source of entertainment, and little boys were still pretty cool.
16: Two teenagers working in a mine in West Virginia, when child labor was normal.
17: Flight attendants a hundred years ago, when airline flight attendants had to be sexy because sexy was part of the job description.
18: Fairies on stage in New York, 1918.
19: A grocer stands in front of his store in 1937.
20: In 1929, Monroe was still a child. Despite her subsequent global popularity, Monroe’s childhood was marked by instability and financial hardship.
21: A bodybuilder a hundred years ago.
22: Russia’s military cyclists are known as “bicycle infantry,” and its first bicycle dates back to 1891. Leaving their two-wheelers behind, soldiers fight like traditional infantry, but with many advantages in speed and mobility. By 1917, more than 30 bicycle units had been formed in the Russian Imperial Army.
23: Japanese couple taking a selfie in the mirror, 1920.
24: The bride leaves her recently bombed home for her wedding, November 4, 1940, London.
25: An Englishman teaches a boy how to shoot, circa 1920.
26: The Two Giants of India with American photographer James Rickleton, 1903.
27: One of the first airmail flights, the first letters and packages were mostly mailed by train, truck or even motorcycle – the first airmail was sent in May 1918.
28: In 1912, Russia welcomed a distinguished guest, King Nicholas I of Montenegro. The photo shows him and his entourage in the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg.
29: A French woman places flowers on the uniforms of Anglo-Indian Army soldiers assisting France in combat, 1916.
30: A Serbian soldier and his father visit him on the Belgrade front in 1914.