Bride Kidnapping in the Nineteenth Century

This is an early 1870s photograph, believed to be a bride kidnapping underway in Central Asia. The woman holds her whip in the direction of the men.

Despite now being illegal, to this day bride kidnapping is still widely practiced in the region. X

Early 1870s photograph believed to be a bride kidnapping underway in Central Asia. Despite being illegal to this day bride kidnapping is still widely practiced in the region.

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