Category: 1890s

Suno Gallus Wallström, 1836-1922, Sweden. He w…

Suno Gallus Wallström, 1836-1922, Sweden. He was a language teacher.

Suno

Wallström

was arrested for rape of a minor in 1895. A 12-year-old girl named Britta gave birth to a “six weeks premature fetus” (deceased) and told her mother that the pregnancy was a result of Suno forcing himself on her. At the time, Britta had been living with Mrs

Wallström, most likely as a domestic help. 

Suno admitted to having sex with Britta on several occasions, but said it was fully consensual and that she was the instigator. He later retracted these statements. Many witnesses showed up in court to declare the girl “a liar”, “wild”, and “unchaste”. Suno was cleared of all charges. 

Madame Moustache: The amazing story of Eleanor Dumont, one of…

Madame Moustache: The amazing story of Eleanor Dumont, one of the first known blackjack players in the old West

Midsummer celebration, 1890s, Sweden. Location…

Midsummer celebration, 1890s, Sweden. Location is Alingsås, Västergötland.

Jenny Sundberg, 1890, Sweden.

Jenny Sundberg, 1890, Sweden.

30 fascinating vintage photographs of women posing with bicycles…

30 fascinating vintage photographs of women posing with bicycles from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Washington D.C. policemen. Ca. 1890s. 

Washington D.C. policemen. Ca. 1890s. 

Norrköping, 1895, Sweden.

Norrköping, 1895, Sweden.

Anton Andersson, 1890, Sweden. He used the nic…

Anton Andersson, 1890, Sweden. He used the nickname Antonius Afrikanus, inspired by having done some “wandering in Africa” in his past.

19 important marriage tips for women from the Victorian era.

19 important marriage tips for women from the Victorian era.

20 rare photos of a very young Winston Churchill as you’ve…

20 rare photos of a very young Winston Churchill as you’ve never seen him before!