Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 268, click here.
1. FDR using help to get out of his car, one of the few photos that show his paralytic illness, journalists and photographers avoided showing the president in this weak state especially during WWII, taken on 24 September 1932.
2. The weathered face of Norwegian polar explorer Tryggve Gran, 1923.
3. Mother and baby of a family of nine living in the field on U.S. Route 70 near the Tennessee River, March 1936.
4. Soviet tanks interrupt young couple wedding. Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968.
5. Relatives of Titanic survivors waiting for their loved ones at Southampton, 1912.
6. German soldiers having a snowball fight in a train yard while awaiting deployment, France, 1944.
7. Drive-in carhops in shorts and cowboy boots at the Log Lodge Tavern near Love Field Airport in Dallas, Texas, 1940.
8. One of the oldest known photos of a Klansman in costume (many ex-confederate soldiers were denied the right to bear arms, so he’s holding a spiked club), taken around 1869.
9. French female collaborator punished by having her head shaved to publicly mark her, 1944.
10. Aftermath of The Great Fire of Toronto in 1904.