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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

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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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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

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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.

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1940's African American Swimsuit Babes

1940's African American Bathing Beauties

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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

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+~+~ Vintage Photograph ~+~+ Rachel on her Tricycle, New Hampshire, about 1927. #scenesofnewenland #soNE #soNHhistory #soNH #NewHampshire #NH #history

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Historical Photos - 'Powder Monkey' on the USS New Hampshire (1864) #scenesofnewenland #soNE #soNHhistory #soNH #Newhampshire #NH #history

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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 ♥

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Colonel H.B. Titus, 9th New Hampshire Infantry #scenesofnewenland #soNE #soNHhistory #soNH #NewHampshire #NH #history

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Civil War Union Sailor aboard the U.S.S New Hampshire in 1864. #scenesofnewenland #soNE #soNHhistory #soNH #NewHampshire #NH #history

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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.

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