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Daughters of Malcolm X

Three women from Guadeloupe, on Ellis Island, about 1910, by Augustus Sherman

Dutch women at Ellis Island 1906

Hans Christian Andersen was not immediately famous for his works. In fact, it was not until his forties that he found fame and fortune. He was considered to be an unattractive man and speculation is that "The Ugly Duckling" was written about himself. Though, many children love his works, Hans Christian Andersen never married and had no children.

Grace Pearl Ingalls Dow (May 23, 1877 - November 10, 1941) Grace Pearl Ingalls was the fifth and final child of Charles and Caroline Ingalls. Being only eight years old when Laura married, Grace thus played only a minor role in the last books of the series, often as a little girl who always tried to help, but often found more trouble or made more of a mess. Grace also followed her mother and Laura in that she became a school teacher near De Smet, South Dakota. On October 16, 1901, ...

Consuelo Vanderbilt. Consuelo Balsan (formerly, Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough; born Consuelo Vanderbilt) (2 March 1877 – 6 December 1964), was a member of the prominent American Vanderbilt family. Her marriage to the Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough became an international emblem of the socially advantageous but loveless marriages common during the Gilded Age.

Another beautiful photo of Lenna Geronimo. ca. 1900-07.

November 8, 1900: Margaret Mitchell born. The author of Gone with the Wind grew up in an Atlanta household, and many of her older relatives had fought in the Civil War. She claimed she was 10 before she learned that the South hadn't won.

Portable Confessional

Page from Einstein’s Relativity Manuscript

Albert Einstein

Marie Curie

1860 photograph shows poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, right, and her son Robert Wiedemann Barrett Browning.

Mark Twain in Nikola Tesla’s Apartment. Uncredited photographer, New York City, 1894

Douglas MacArthur, probably around 1898. Who knew he was such a dandy!

Gandhi in his earliest known photo, aged 7, c. 1876