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Picture No 11035165
Date 1915
Description Statue of Hindenburg - nail-driving fetish-worship
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Statue of Hindenburg in Berlin, famous for having nails driven into it during the First World War. The Illustrated London News featured the photograph in a spread comparing this with the custom in West Africa for driving nails and blades into wooden idols as a way of warding off bad luck or punishing miscreants.
Source Unattributed photograph in The Illustrated London News, 25 December 1915
Credit Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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Mary Evans Picture No 11035165 - Statue of Hindenburg in Berlin, famous for having nails driven into it during the First World War.  The Illustrated London News featured the photograph in a spread comparing this with the custom in West Africa for driving nails and blades into wooden idols as a way of warding off bad luck or punishing miscreants.

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