Category Archives: 20th Century

Ranavalona III last queen of Madagascar.

Ranavalona III., last queen of Madagascar. African queen.

Ranavalona III., last queen of Madagascar.

Ranavalona III., last queen of Madagascar.

Ranavalona III, born November 22, 1861 at Amparibe and died in exile in Algiers May 23, 1917, was the last queen of Madagascar where she reigns from 1883 to 1897, under the influence of the prime minister and husband, Rainilaiarivony. During her reign led to the first war with France. This ended in a significant weakening of their position. On December 12, 1887 had to sign a contract that France admitted participation rights. 1896 France attacked the island kingdom again, Madagascar became a French protectorate. Formally was Ranavalona III. continue the ruler. That changed a year later: The French General Joseph Gallieni put the Queen on 28 February 1897, banished into exile in Algeria, where she died in 1917. 1938 her remains were transferred to Madagascar and was buried in the royal tombs in Ambohimanga.

A Bedouin sheikh wearing burnoose.

Bedouin sheikh burnoos, burnouse. Traditional Arab costume.

Bedouin sheikh in burnoose

A Bedouin sheikh wearing burnoose.

An excellent example of the dark Caneasian type.

From the book: Living Races of Mankind. A popular illustrated account of the customs, habits, pursuits, feasts, and ceremonies of the races of mankind throughout the world by Henry Neville Hutchinson (1856-1927), John Walter Gregory and Richard Lydekke. Published by Hutchinson & Co. Paternoster Row, London 1902.

The Taotai. Chinese Governor of Kashgar.

Traditional Chinese Governor costume. The Taotai of Kashgar. Ancient Chinese soldier.

Taotai of Kashgar

Chinese Governor of Kashgar. The Taotai of Kashgar.

A Chinese provincial Governor seated in front of his felt tent, accompanied by a soldier of his suite. Photograph by Prince Alexander Gagarine 1900.

From the book: Living Races of Mankind. A popular illustrated account of the customs, habits, pursuits, feasts, and ceremonies of the races of mankind throughout the world by Henry Neville Hutchinson (1856-1927), John Walter Gregory and Richard Lydekke. Published by Hutchinson & Co. Paternoster Row, London 1902.

A Ressaldar of the 16th Bengal cavalry

Indian Ressaldar military costume. India Bengal Captain dress of cavalry.

Indian Ressaldar of Bengal. Captain of cavalry.

A Ressaldar of the 16th Bengal cavalry.

The native captain of an Indian cavalry regiment.

From the book: Living Races of Mankind. A popular illustrated account of the customs, habits, pursuits, feasts, and ceremonies of the races of mankind throughout the world by Henry Neville Hutchinson (1856-1927), John Walter Gregory and Richard Lydekke. Published by Hutchinson & Co. Paternoster Row, London 1902.

Tattooed Japanese man.

Japanese full body tattoo. Traditional Japan Tattoos

Japanese with full body tattoo

An elaborately Tattooed Japanese man.

Tattooing of this complex and highly coloured type was at one time not uncommon in Japan.

From the book: Living Races of Mankind. A popular illustrated account of the customs, habits, pursuits, feasts, and ceremonies of the races of mankind throughout the world by Henry Neville Hutchinson (1856-1927), John Walter Gregory and Richard Lydekke. Published by Hutchinson & Co. Paternoster Row, London 1902.

A Maori lady in full dress. Auckland New Zealand.

Maori costume. Traditional New Zealand clothing. native face tattoo

Maori woman from New Zealand

A Maori lady in full dress. Auckland New Zealand.

With greenstone ornament and club.

From the book: Living Races of Mankind. A popular illustrated account of the customs, habits, pursuits, feasts, and ceremonies of the races of mankind throughout the world by Henry Neville Hutchinson (1856-1927), John Walter Gregory and Richard Lydekke. Published by Hutchinson & Co. Paternoster Row, London 1902.