Historical Photos

Unknown shtetl child

Mounted Cossacks, mercenaries for Tsar Nicholas II, often participated in pogroms, circa 1909.

Desecrated Torah scrolls in the aftermath of a pogrom.

Jewish refugees from pogrom violence.

A poster that appeared in England, after news of the 1905 Byelorus pogroms spread west.

Immigrants from Eastern Europe crowding the deck on an unidentified ship, circa 1909.

A detail from the photo to left.

"Arrival of Emigrants," Galveston, Tex" (circa 1909).

Longshoremen in the port of Galveston, Texas, unloading a banana boat, circa 1909.

Bananas being processed at the port of Galveston, circa 1909.

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