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Posted 6 years ago


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Two colonial postcards from the Philippines (1900s):
- English officer holding the head of a pirate after the execution
- local prisoners in torture cages (with stamp and postmark, dated 1907)


  1. tlmbaran tlmbaran, 6 years ago
    So proper...and not a drop of blood on those starchy white uniforms! Gotta love the British Military! LOL
  2. Vontrike Vontrike, 6 years ago
    We could use some of those torture cages around towns and cities. Might make the bad guys think before they do the crime.
  3. dr.sideshow, 6 years ago
    @tlmbaran: yeah, and to think someone could actually BUY these postcards to send them back home as a memento... :)

    @Vontrike: I'm not sure I agree with you on this one, LOL
  4. tlmbaran tlmbaran, 6 years ago
    AND we could use some beheadings too! LOL I have worked for 2 Police departments, and my dad was a cop for 30 years....its only getting worse!
  5. dr.sideshow, 6 years ago
    I like to collect macabre and violence-related items. Violence has always been an important aspect of human behavior, for what you call the "bad guys", as much as for the institutional order-enforcing subjects (in this case, colonial invaders)... I only appreciate its anthropological value, but I do not condone it, on either side. The striking thing in these pictures is the absurd quality of the graphic images as opposed to the innocent idea of a postcard... very surrealistic. :)

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