| Oman, 1917 | National Geographic (photographer unknown)
Hugo Adolf Bernatzik
J. Andre Garrigues
Deconstructing the eurocentric view of blonde hair.
Visit Melanesia’s Solomon Islands (1800 kilometers northeast of Australia) and you’ll notice a striking contrast: about 10% of the dark-skinned islanders sport bright blond afros. Hypotheses about the origins of this golden hair have included bleaching by sun and saltwater, a diet rich in fish, and the genetic legacy of Europeans or Americans. Guess what? No Euro/American genes, instead, it’s a random mutation that suggests blond hair has evolved independently at least twice in human history (science mag).
Indigenous Scandinavian Sami people - a father, a son, and their reindeer - circa 1890
Василий Верещагин - Лама в костюме для религиозного танца “цам”. 1875
Wilder Mann - Traditional costumes from all around Europe photographed by Charles Fréger. Source (there are more pictures there)
Some new ones, I hadn’t seen yet.