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
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
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
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 ♥
Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. Of Hurston's four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays, she is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.