From the Black History Album via the wonderful blog Of Another Fashion.

The most untalked about, unappreciated, unknown giant in the African American community - Vivien_Thomas was an African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the 1940s.

“Stagecoach” Mary Fields (c. 1832-1914) was born a slave in Tennessee and following the Civil War, she moved to the pioneer community of Cascade, Montana. In 1895, when she was around 60 years old, Fields became the second woman and first African American carrier for the US Postal Service. Despite her age, she never missed a day of work in the ten years she carried the mail and earned the nickname “Stagecoach” for her reliability. Fields loved the job, despite the many dangers and difficulti...

Alfred Eisenstadt: Soldier says goodbye at Penn Station, New York 1944

1930’s Teen Delinquents - Someone really needs to make a movie out of this picture!

Harlem, 1970's.

Young gentleman in his Sunday finery glances at a young woman in a ruffled dotted-swiss dress, as she passes him on the street, Mississippi, 1937. Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt

This was a card given to men to advertise houses of prostitution. When men came into town, they were sneakingly given these kinds of cards at the train station up until the 1930s or so.All cities had houses of prostitution,the women were called "Soiled Doves" in the Victorian era.It was considered "normal" to have these brothels, they paid taxes etc. During the Civil War there was such a huge epidemic of venereal disease that in 1 town the army quarantined "doves" on a river boat.

Squaw with child at train station

pennsylvania station

NYC. A pinner says "Australian model caught distracted during a photo shoot when the first plane hit tower 1. What an epic photo. It’s so weird to think that normal things were happening on 9/11. People were walking their dogs, riding their bikes, models were doing photoshoots… and the planes hit."

This photo, from the collection of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, shows Alice Carey Risley, the last surviving Civil War battlefield nurse, receiving a kiss from a veteran.

Nancy Green a.k.a. the original "Aunt Jemima". Miss Green was born a slave in Montgomery County, Kentucky and became the "face" and "voice" of "Aunt Jemima" in 1890. - Center for African American Studies

Roaring Twenties: African American Flappers by Black History Album, via Flickr

A beautiful image of a one room school in Fruit Cove, Florida 1880

African American c.1890

circa 1860s

1970s Harlem

Steampunk Dieselpunk Building Inspiration - Pennsylvania Station, 370 Seventh Avenue, Concourse from Southwest