10 Rare Historical Photos You May Have Never Seen Before

6. FILIPINA WORKERS

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Filipina fine needle workers at the Looban Convent, Paco, Manila -late 19th or early 20th century.

7. WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT RIDING A CARABAO

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Above photo was taken in 1914. It is a rare photo of General William Howard Taft riding a carabao (water buffalo). Gen. Taft was the first American civilian Governor-General of the Philippines, from July 4, 1901 to December 23, 1903. Taft Avenue in Manila was named in his honor.



8. SMALLEST LIVING ADULTS IN THE WORLD

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The midgets were brother and sister from the province of Capiz, Panay. The male was Juan de la Cruz, 32 years of age with height of 29 inches. The female was Martina, 36 years of age with height of 27 inches. They were the smallest living adults known to be alive in the world at that time.

They were the highlights of the Philippine Exhibit at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in Missouri, also known as the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. It was the largest ever held anywhere else on the planet at that time.

9. FILIPINO FEMALE GUERILLA LEADER

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Captain Nieves Fernandez was a school teacher and the only known Filipino female guerilla leader. On the above photo, she demontrates US Army Pvt. Andrew Lupiba how she used her long knife to silently kill Japanese soldiers during the Japanese occupation of Leyte Island. The image was taken by Stanley Troutman, on November 7, 1944.

10. THE BATTLE OF BUD DAJO

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On March 7, 1906, US troops under the command of Major General Leonard Wood massacred as many as 1,000 Filipino Muslims, known as Moros, who were taking refuge at Bud Dajo, a volcanic crater on the island of Jolo in the southern Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte reminded the US of this event during his speech on September 5, 2016.