A young African American girl posing in a photo booth sometime during the 1930s. Written above her in faded ink is "Mozella." There is nothing to indicate where this photograph was taken, no further info.
Real women of the west were ranchers who confronted the elements while roping cows and mending fences. Sadly, very little was documented about women working to drive cattle up the trails of the Old West.
I remember this picture in our "best of Life" book... so beautiful and so tragic. The Most Beautiful Suicide On May Day, just after leaving her fiancé, 23-year-old Evelyn McHale wrote a note. ‘He is much better off without me … I wouldn’t make a good wife for anybody,’ … Then she crossed it out. She went to the observation platform of the Empire State Building. Through the mist she gazed at the street, 86 floors below.