Wunstorf Airfield, near Hanover, 1948
Photograph showing Wunstorf Airfield, near Hanover, in the British controlled zone of Germany, with a large number of 'Dakota' and 'York' airplanes lined up for use during the 'Berlin Airlift', 1948. Between April 1948 and May 1949 Stalin, leader of the USSR, imposed a land blockade on supplies from Western Europe to West Berlin. In response the British and American governments organised an enormous airlift to supply food and other essentials to the 2.5 million inhabitants of West Berlin. After a year Stalin conceded defeat and lifted the land blockade.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Aleut men in hunting clothes, Ainu of Kuril
Aleut men in hunting clothes, Ainu of Kuril, and Fuchs islander.. Handcolored lithograph from Friedrich Wilhelm Goedsche's Complete Gallery of Peoples in True Pictures, Meissen, circa 1835-1840.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans
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Indigenous Selk'nam Indians, Punta Arenas, Patagonia, Chile
Indigenous Selk'nam Indian Woman of Punta Arenas, Patagonia, Magallanes and Antartica Chilena, Chile - toward the southernmost point on the South American mainland, pictured with her laden horse. The nomadic Selk'nam, also known as the Onawo or Ona people, were an indigenous people in the Patagonian region of southern Argentina and Chile, including the Tierra del Fuego islands. They were one of the last aboriginal groups in South America to be encountered by ethnic Europeans or Westerners in the late 19th century. In the late 19th century and early 20th century (interestingly the exact date of this card), estancieros and gold prospectors launched a campaign of extermination against the indigenous peoples of Tierra del Fuego, including the almost complete genocide of the Selk, nam, now termed the Selk, nam Genocide. Date: circa 1901
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection