Mao Zedong meeting Che Guevara
Chinese Communist leader, Mao Zedong (1893-1976), also known as Chairman Mao. Seen here meeting and greeting Ernesto "Che" Guevara (1928-1967), the Argentinian Marxist revolutionary, physician, writer, guerrilla leader, diplomat, military theorist, and major figure in the Cuban Revolution, who had taken a pro-Chinese stance on a split between China and Soviet Russia.
© Mary Evans / Marx Memorial Library
Senior NCO, most probably a CSM or SNCO Acting Officer
A portrait of a senior NCO, most probably a CSM (Feldwebel) or SNCO Acting Officer (not commissioned), known as an Offizierstellvertreter, in the 'walking out dress' of Infantry Leib Regiment 'Groߨerzogin' Nr 117 based in Mainz (part of the , 25th Groߨerzoglich Hessische Division with its HQ in Darmstadt). The peaked cap with red band, the 'split' coloured high collar with white/silver trim and red with the jacket piping in red also is typical attire for an Infantry SNCO/junior (non-commissioned) officer at that time. As a Leib Regiment, it owed personal loyalty to the Hessian Duchy family. Not surprisingly, therefore, the 'A' on the epaulette signifies Groߨrezogin Alice von Hesse who was the Regiment's equivalent to the titular Royal / Ducal Colonel-in-Chief of the Regiment. . Anna Hillermann, (German) B.1875.
© David Cohen Fine Art/Mary Evans Picture Library
Russo-Japanese War - Captured Wagons, Office and Train
Russo-Japanese War - Captured Russian baggage wagons, The Head Office of the Military Railways at Dairen (now Dalian, formerly Dalny) and a Railway Train at Liaoyang Station in the Liaoning province of China. Russian Admiral Eugene Alexeyeff was blamed for splitting precious resources shipped 5, 000 miles across the single tracked Trans-Siberian Railway and Manchurian Railway between Dalny and Port Arthur (pictured here). The inset photographs are creatively framed as the windows of a railway carriage! Date: circa 1910s
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection