Cabinet photo

school days, love this, would love to own like a 8x10 or larger

Carte-de-Visite photograph of a Federal Soldier and his young servant.

Josie Earp - Wyatt Earps wife

Rosie the Riveter, African American style

In 1973 when Revlon released its fragrance Charlie, ad campaigns featured models Shelley Hack, Charlie Stember, and, notably, Naomi Sims, making Sims the first African American woman in history to be featured in a cosmetic company's advertising.

Bert Williams. You wouldn't know it to look at this picture, but Williams was one of the first, wealthiest and most famous black comedians of his day. Booker T. Washington wrote of Williams: "He has done more for our race than I have. He has smiled his way into people's hearts; I have been obliged to fight my way." And WC Fields said of him, "the funniest man I ever saw – and the saddest man I ever knew."

Victoria Claflin Woodhull the first woman candidate for President of the United States in 1872 from the Equal Rights Party supporting women's suffrage.

Edgar Allan Poe poses with Abraham Lincoln in Mathew Brady’s Washington, D.C. studio- February 4th, 1849. They look kinda creepy together, don't they?

Redd Foxx (born John Elroy Sanford), stand-up comedian and actor. He was best known for his starring role on Sanford and Son. He was called Red because of his reddish hair and complexion, and took the surname Foxx from baseball star Jimmie Foxx. He was one of the 1st black comics to play to white audiences in Las Vegas and became known as the "King of the party records," performing on over 50 records in his lifetime. His other work includes Cotton Comes to Harlem, and Harlem Nights. R.I.P.

Rosa Parks was presented the first “Eleanor Roosevelt Woman of Courage Award” by the Wonder Woman Foundation on this date November 14, 1984.’

The famous kiss.

Amelia Earhart

Black history album...the way we were

Laundry day at the AHC's 1860s Smith Family Farm by Atlanta History Center, via Flickr

Civil War era two sisters at table, unusual collar and the woman in the background-just napping?

Franklin Delano Roosevelt at Harvard in 1903.

James Baldwin, Joan Baez, James Forman marching in Montgomery, Alabama 1965.

little fairy

Photograph of Angeline Lester, an ex-slave who lived Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, District 5.

Cotton pickers receiving sixty cents a day, Pulaski County, Arkansas, October 1935.. Shahn, Ben -- Photographer. October 1935