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1867 | “Flora is full of vim, with remarkably retentive memory.” | Portrait of FLORA STEWART, a 117-year-old FORMER SLAVE, November 5, 1867. A.W. Kimball, New Hampshire, photographer Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American collection Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Manuscript Library

Portrait of a group of young ladies, ca. 1880 Part of the Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American collection Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Manuscript Library

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auntada: Portrait of a young African American

Portrait of a fashionable young African American woman, ca. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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

ca. 1885, [tintype portrait of a gentleman playing his guitar with a slight smile] via Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American Collection

Flora Stewart, who had her portrait taken the year before her death in 1868, was a house slave in New Hampshire during the Revolutionary War.

Woman with a fan made of feathers by Black History Album, via Flickr Portraits of African Americans from the Alvan S. Harper Collection (1884-1910)

Born in Derby, England, William Thorp resided in Weare, New Hampshire, when he enlisted in the Sixteenth New Hampshire Infantry in the fall of 1862. He died of disease in Mound City, Illinois, in August 1863. His widow and four young children survived him. #scenesofnewenland #soNE #soNHhistory #soNH #NewHampshire #NH #history

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

Full length portrait, young American girl standing by a tassled chair, holding doll and handle of baby doll carriage, ca. 1870. Randolph L. Simpson African-American collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Vintage African American photography ♥