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The Living Skeleton Cartes de Viste

A Yujo 1870s A carte de visite of a Yujo (Lady of Pleasure).

Portrait of young girl, ca. 1840s. (That date seems awfully early....)

A man on his birthday gathered with his family.

Liberated slaves were treated as contraband or captured property at this time. The confiscation act of 1861 allowed seizing Confederate property but did not clarify the fate of captured slaves. One Union general gained notoriety for general order No. 11 which freed all slaves in areas under his control. President Lincoln countermanded this order amid concerns of the political consequences in four slave holding border states that remained in the Union.

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Striking portrait of a Young Black American Woman.

"We were on our way to California for exhibition games when asked if we could stop off in Chicago and play. I didn't like the idea because George Halas didn't allow any blacks to play on his team. But I was going to Chicago and Chicago was my home and I couldn't turn it down." - Frederick Douglas Pollard participating in the first ever inter-shade all-star game pressing for integrated competition in professional football in 1922.

African American woman wearing beaded dress, with hat Portraits of African Americans from the Alvan S. Harper Collection (1884-1910)

What a cheerful family photo! 1890's American gothic cabinet card.

Full length portrait, young African American girl standing by a tassled chair, holding doll and handle of baby doll carriage, ca. 1870. Randolph L. Simpson African-American collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Vintage African American photography ♥

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