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Ousmane Sembène

Elenora M. J. Dudley

late 1890s/1900s? date anyone?

beautiful + a pet deer

The most photographed African-American model of the Fifties & Sixties: Helen Williams.

Ladybird Cleveland, an artist and the mother of legendary model Pat Cleveland. Photo by Carl Van Vechten.

This is a found photograph, purchased online as part of a lot. The donor estimates the photo was taken in the 1930s. Submitted by Jude Bond (Burlington, VT).

Nellie Castro Tafoya stands for a portrait, ca. 1937. Credit: Los Angeles Public Library


This family, also wearing their Sunday Best, is returning home from a funeral service at a nearby church in Greene County, Georgia (1941). From the Black History Album.

Florence Yamaguchi (left), and Kinu Hirashima, both from Los Angeles, are pictured as they stand under an apple tree at Manzanar internment camp. (Their hairdos are amazing - especially Hirashima’s bangs!) Credit: National Archives Registry