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Portrait of Tuskegee airman, Edward M. Thomas, by photographer, Toni Frissell, March 1945

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Photographer Toni Frissell – 1907 – 1988

Toni Frissell (1907-1988) is remembered today principally for her high-fashion photography for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. In 1941, Frissell volunteered her photographic services to the American Red Cross. Later she worked for the Eighth Army Air Force and became the official photographer of the Women's Army Corps. On their behalf, she took thousands of images of nurses, front-line soldiers, WACs, the Tuskegee Airmen, and orphaned children.

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As Film Fades, Photographer Makes A Huge (Huge) Statement

One of the most recent photographs taken with Manarchy's prototype camera is a portrait of Virgil Poole, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, age 91

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

Carte-de-visite portrait of Edmonia Lewis (1845-1890), African American Sculptor. Lewis, the first famous American sculptor of African descent, had a Chippewa mother and a free black father. After being orphaned at age twelve, she was adopted by abolitionist parents and eventually developed into an accomplished Neo-classical sculptor. While in Rome, she worked and exhibited with the likes of Harriet Hosmer. #Victorian #women #artists

He Documented Atrocities (1943) Sgt. William A Scott, III -- was a military photographer with the 183rd Engineer Combat Battalion Concentration Camp.His photographs recorded African-American soldiers at the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp. Scott's pictures are now part of a video record of the liberation of Buchenwald on display at the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

Ulysses S. Grant - Presidential Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. Grant served as President from 1869-1877.