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Award-winning author Ann Petry was the first African American woman writer to attain best seller status in the United States. Though her writings were based in Harlem, Petry’s books were considered part of the Chicago Renaissance. Her themes often surrounded black urban life as a site of hopelessness. Petry’s first and most powerful novel, “The Street” won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, with book sales topping a million copies.

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Christ of the Abyss at San Fruttuoso, Italy | The 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

1874 Princess Velvet & Silk Bustle Gown:This bustle gown is from a very short period of time. It is one piece. These became popular in 1874 and the design only lasted a few years. This dress looks like a Monet painting. It is made of velvet, silk fabric, beads, and blond lace.

Remember when we were little, and you used to 'prescribe' this to me to take as medicine? You should have included that in your med school applications.

US Army soldier Walton Trohon photographed while cleaning the face of a young French orphan, November 1944

Great music of the 70s

Terracotta statue of a young Etruscan woman, late 4th century-early 3rd century BCE

Dec. 17, 1943. "Hoffmann-LaRoche Inc., Nutley, New Jersey. Building 28. Pfaudler Co., client." Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner.

On January 28, 1986, after about 73 seconds into its launch, space shuttle Challenger exploded, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members, which included the first teacher in space. (Christa McAuliffe)

Summer 1927. "New York City views -- Long Beach." Raw material for a Gluyas Williams or Roz Chast. 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe.

This is a most rare photo-one of the last photo's of Robert Kennedy (asleep on plane), final Campaign, 1968. Lawrence Schiller 1968

Learning to Walk - A joyful baby takes a spin in a walker in 1905.

Because Helen Mirren is just that awesome. From the interview: "When I ask if she signed up for feminism she’s suddenly cross: ‘I didn’t “sign up”!’ she barks. ‘For me feminism is just fucking obvious. It is not an ideological or a political thing. We’re half the population. I don’t even see it as a cause: it’s just fucking obvious!’" Time Out London.

Insecticide And Deodorant all in one. Quick Death ''It does exactly what it says on the tin'' . (Victorian era)