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Norman McCormick 26th March 2012 11:00 PM

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Weapons of the Maharajah of Scindia C1875.

Iain 27th March 2012 10:58 PM

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Thank you to all for continuing to post fascinating photos. For me these images, from times when the items in our collections were still in use, is a true window into the history of what we have.

I'll continue with another.

Where:
Congo
When: assumed early 1900s.
Who: Mongelima warriors
Weapons visible: Spears, shields, bow, long knife.
Source if known: Old Belgian postcard.

David R 27th March 2012 11:13 PM

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Satsuma Samurai of the Boshin War period, ie the real "Last Samurai". Armed with Katana and Wakizashi.

David R 27th March 2012 11:19 PM

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Estate Guards , Japan in the 1860's, armed with naginata, Wakizashi and Tanto, nb the leader might be carrying a katana but none of the others. Also mail armour rather than the lameller seen in studio photo's. Part of the Beato collection.
Both these photo's hand tinted at that time.

David R 27th March 2012 11:26 PM

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Japan, I belive in the 1870's, katana and wakizashi, note the length of katana tsuka of the standing samurai in the casual pose, way over what's considered normal, apparently a fashionable affectation at this time. Btw, sorry if I am not managing to stick to the format, doin' mi' best. I collected these pics as costume reference for a guide to trad Wafuku. I have collected the odd (very odd) Japanese blade over the years, but an area too rich for me nowadays, alas.

David R 27th March 2012 11:31 PM

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Manchuria, 1932, Japanese troops one carrying a trophy sword, dadao, taken from a Chinese soldier.

David R 27th March 2012 11:35 PM

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A repeat of this one but with attribution, Shanghai 1937, Chinese soldier armed with rifle and Dadao.
By the way, I think this is a fantastic thread, as has been said, putting these things we collect into context.

VANDOO 28th March 2012 02:18 AM

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FIJI PICTURES SEVERAL FORMS OF CLUBS AND TRIBAL ATTIRE REPRESENTED. AS IS USUAL DURING THAT TIME MOST ALL POSED PICTURES
PICTURE WITH SEVERAL BOYS WITH CLUBS TAKEN 1881 IN VITI LEVU HIGHLANDS.
WARRIORS DRAGGING DINNER HOME 1940 JUST A REINACTMENT.
TWO UNDATED AND THE OTHER ONES 1901 AND 1928.

Iain 29th March 2012 08:48 PM

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Where: Syria
When: assumed early 1900s.
Who: Kurdish cavalry.
Weapons visible: Spears.
Source if known: Old French postcard.

Stan S. 29th March 2012 10:38 PM

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Old fighter. Udaipur. 1935

Stan S. 29th March 2012 10:40 PM

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Neplese woman with kothimora. Date unknown

Stan S. 29th March 2012 10:41 PM

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Local militia. Sind. 1857

Stan S. 29th March 2012 10:42 PM

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Street performers. Bombay (Mumbai). 1870

Andrew 30th March 2012 03:46 PM

Great thread.

To the classics...

Iain 30th March 2012 03:54 PM

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Thanks Andrew!

Where: New Caledonia
When: assumed early 1900s.
Who: Kanak warriors.
Weapons visible: Spears, axe, club.
Source if known: Old French postcard.

Norman McCormick 30th March 2012 08:33 PM

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A group of Pathans, Peshewar 1863

Norman McCormick 30th March 2012 08:37 PM

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Young prince and his courtiers, 1880.

Norman McCormick 30th March 2012 08:39 PM

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Afghans, 1878.

Norman McCormick 30th March 2012 08:42 PM

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Nepali and Bhutia people, Darjeeling, 1865.

Norman McCormick 30th March 2012 08:43 PM

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Indian troops WW1, France.

Norman McCormick 30th March 2012 08:52 PM

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Tim Simmons 30th March 2012 08:57 PM

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Middle Yuat river PNG 1981.

Rick 30th March 2012 11:52 PM

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Berkley 31st March 2012 01:58 AM

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Where: Nepal
When: c. 1866
Who: A group of Nepalese porters with baskets
Weapons visible: Kukris
Source if known: Bourne & Shepherd Photographers, Calcutta

Norman McCormick 31st March 2012 10:09 PM

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Khyber warriors. Khyber rifles. Pathan chiefs. 2nd half 19thC.

Norman McCormick 31st March 2012 11:55 PM

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More Khyber warriors. Latter 19thC.

Norman McCormick 31st March 2012 11:59 PM

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Various Indian dignitaries. Late 19thC.

kahnjar1 1st April 2012 03:01 AM

More Maori pics
 
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Four more pics of Maori showing Taiaha, Patu, Tewha Tewha (Axe), and Muskets. All from late 19th and early 20th Century, Kaiapoi area, New Zealand, taken by my Great Grandfather.
Enjoy :)

DaveA 1st April 2012 06:22 AM

Khevsur clansmen ca. 1910
 
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Khevsur clansmen, ca.1910

DaveA 1st April 2012 06:27 AM

Nias warriors
 
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Nias Warriors
source: http://bit.ly/HGOnmW


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