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

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

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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

Africa | Princess Emma Bakayishonga, daughter of King (Mwami) Yuhi wa V Musinga and sister of King Mutara III Rudahigwa. Rwanda || Date and photographer unknown

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

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

"All my son wanted was to see the world". Keith Sapsford, 14, Australian, hid in the wheel housing of a Japan Air Lines Tokyo-bound jet in Sydney. John Gilspin, an amateur photographer, was testing his new camera lens as the plane took off and unwittingly caught Keith Sapsford's 200-foot plunge to death. 1970.

Joseph Goebbels smiling before learning that Alfred Eisenstaedt, the photographer, was Jewish, 1933

These are Buchenwald concentration camp guards who have gotten a beating from the prisoners upon liberation of camp by the Americans. The picture was taken in April 1945, by the U.S. military photographer Elizabeth Miller.