Monday 22 November 2010

Apaches in the late 1800's / early 1900's in France (part 1)

By 1874 Paris was swarming with vagabonds. Consisting mostly of juvenile delinquents, these ten thousand or so ruffians would evolve into a new generation of street-fighter, banding into a gang which came to be known as the Apache. The word “Apache” (pronounced “ah – PAHASH”) is a Parisian term used to describe the French street gangs of the early 1900s. The era’s local newspapers often described the violence perpetrated by these gangs as synonymous with the ferocity of Apache Indians in battle. The typical French Apache was a young, lower-class, pimp-type vagabond with connections to the underworld.

Famous Movie "Casque d'or" story of a french prostitute in the "Paris Apache"

Apaches and anarchists during the "french commune"/1871

Apaches fight

Apache look

"Jailhouse don't frighten Apaches"

Women love Apaches !

"How we treat Apaches in France"
"Apaches way of life"

1 comment:

  1. c'est mon look prefere et ca tient de famille .....t'as vu celui la !??