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The Real Django: This is the actual man on which the movie D’Jango is loosely based. His name is Dangerfield Newby, and he was a member of the John Brown party . He joined to save his wife and children, Harriet. Their love story was real, and you all should check out their narrative and love letters.
Fighting women of the Fon (Dahomey people) and their neighbors the Ashanti. Originally retained as an elite royal guard, Dahomey amazons held semi-sacred status as celibate warrior "wives" of the King. They prided themselves on their hardened physiques and highly-trained martial skills, and constantly strove to outperform their male counterparts. By 1890 they were more than 30 percent of the Dahomey fighting force.
Veteran of Waterloo with his wife, 1850. This photo was taken 35 years after the battle. There is no info as to the nationality of the veteran. The attire gives no real clues. One thing's for sure: there were no veteran's benefits for this couple judging from their rather scruffy overall appearance. .