Stalin mugshot; ca. 1911-Tsarist Russia
Say what you will about the man; he had a hell of a mustache.
You can see his gimped left arm in that photo:
“As a child, Ioseb was plagued with numerous health issues. He was born with two adjoined toes on his left foot. His face was permanently scarred by smallpox at the age of 7. At age 12, he injured his left arm in an accident involving a horse-drawn carriage, rendering it shorter and stiffer than its counterpart.”
From Wikipedia article
This entry was posted on May 26, 2014 by Miep. It was filed under History, Images of History, Photography, The Drama Of It All, The Politics of Cultural Destruction, Weird and was tagged with black and white photography, Death, History, Military, Military history, Photo, Photography, Russia, Society, Soviet Union, Stalin, Tsarist Russia, USSR, World War two.
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