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Old 25th March 2012, 10:37 AM   #1
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Default Period Photos of People with Ethnographic Arms

Since the thread with period photos of Sahel region warriors was well received, I thought why not start a general thread on historic photos of people with ethnographic arms.

I often come across old photos from all across the world and it could be nice to maintain a general thread to share these important records of a past time.


I'll start off with this photo. Perhaps we can all try to keep a similar format of information about each photo to make things easy to read?


Where: Tunis.
When: 1931.
Who: A eunuch guarding a harem gate.
Weapons visible: A nimcha.
Source if known: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nation...in/photostream/

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Old 25th March 2012, 12:09 PM   #2
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Hello, that could be a good topic, I personally collect old photos of people with cold-arms, there are several ethnical types among them.

Yemen, Oman, Saudi, Jordan
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Old 25th March 2012, 12:10 PM   #3
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Old 25th March 2012, 12:11 PM   #4
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Jordan Arab Legion:
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Old 25th March 2012, 12:13 PM   #5
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And one of my favorite photos, latest purchase - yet on the way to me so I show you scan of previous owner with his watermarks, soon it'll arrive. Arab volunteer at battle for Jerusalem, he has a shibriya dagger at his belt.
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Old 25th March 2012, 12:29 PM   #6
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One more found, also from my collection
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Old 25th March 2012, 12:49 PM   #7
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Also...

These are reprints but anyway I purchased them. Bedouins of Palestine.
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Old 25th March 2012, 12:51 PM   #8
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Young Palestinian with shibria dagger
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Old 25th March 2012, 12:55 PM   #9
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Also reprint - Omani sultan Qaboos with royal dagger
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Old 25th March 2012, 03:08 PM   #10
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Also reprint - Omani sultan Qaboos with royal dagger



Salaams Devadatta It appears that this is not he. ... checking...ah yes this is his father of course... Sultan Said bin Taimour in the USA in 1938.
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Old 25th March 2012, 03:19 PM   #11
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Oh I'm so sorry, that's other sultan, the original photo dates back to 1938 so am I right that's Said bin Taimur?

P.S. Ah, I see your reply now, thanks!
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Thanks for a great start to this thread guys. To keep it going...

Where: Congo.
When: unknown.
Who: Warrior and his wife.
Weapons visible: A spear.
Source if known: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ar_c ouple.png
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Great photos guys!

Included is the picture of the Amir of Kuwait, he is wielding a badawi saif.
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Old 25th March 2012, 06:13 PM   #14
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FROM THE SCARIFICATION ON THE FOREHEADS OF THE LAST PICTURE THEY MUST BE MEMBERS OF THE KLINGON TRIBE. SERIOUSLY WHAT TRIBE IS THIS AS I HAD NOT SEEN THESE TRIBAL MARKINGS BEFORE.
A FEW PICTURES OF NIAS WARRIORS. THE WARRIOR BY THE LARGE DRUM TAKEN 1929
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Old 25th March 2012, 06:44 PM   #15
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FROM THE SCARIFICATION ON THE FOREHEADS OF THE LAST PICTURE THEY MUST BE MEMBERS OF THE KLINGON TRIBE. SERIOUSLY WHAT TRIBE IS THIS AS I HAD NOT SEEN THESE TRIBAL MARKINGS BEFORE.


Unfortunately there was no tribal attribution with the photo. Hopefully one of our Congo experts will recognize it!

Thanks to all for the great photos.
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Old 25th March 2012, 07:25 PM   #16
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This photos are from Damascus, but that s all I know about them
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Old 25th March 2012, 11:01 PM   #17
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I collected these while researching Chinese Dao, all out of copyright as far as I know. Between 1900 and 1950 for the most part.
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And these from Tibet.
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One of my great grandfathers pics. He was press agent at the turn of the 19th/20th century.
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When: turn of 20th c.
Where: Basilan
Who:Datu Kalun and Family
Weapons Visible: Kris
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When: early 1900's
Where: Sulu
Who: Datu Amir Hussin and entourage
Weapon Visible: Kalis
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When: Early 1900's
Who: Panglima Hassan
Where: Jolo
Weapons Visible: Kalis and Barung
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Where: Jolo
When: early 1900's
Who:
group of datus i would never mess around with
Weapon visible: Barungs
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Old 26th March 2012, 02:31 PM   #24
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Here's a couple of images of Acholi warriors in Uganda, with their shields and spears. From the book "Uganda to Khartoum" by A B Lloyd 1906.
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Old 26th March 2012, 04:36 PM   #25
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Maratha boys with tulwars. Bombay. 2nd half of the 19th century
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Where: Nepal
When: c. 1868
Who: A group of Nepalese Magar tribesmen
Weapons visible: Kukri, self-bow, kora (AKA khunda)
Source if known: The People of India : A series of photographic illustrations, with descriptive letterpress, of the races and tribes of Hindustan originally prepared under the authority of the government of India, and reproduced by J. Forbes Watson and John William Kaye between 1868 - 1875 LINK
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Hi,
Photos with titles taken from the book Berkley quoted.
Regards,
Norman.

P.S. The link Berkley provided has an excellent variety of photographs.
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Wow! I am blown away. I've got to get me a copy of that People oF India book
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