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White and black child-In 1863 and eight former slaves toured the northern states to raise money for impoverished African-American schools in New Orleans; four children with mixed-race ancestry and pale complexions.

Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862 Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was a child born into a royal West African dynasty. She was orphaned in 1848, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five years old. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence.

You'll Never Guess Who This Woman's Godmother Was

Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862 Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was a child born into a royal West African dynasty. She was orphaned in when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five yea

Hellen Keller, with doll, and teacher Anne Sullivan. I have never seen this picture before! It looks like it was taken at Ivy Green, Helen Keller's home in Alabama.

Earliest Photo of Helen Keller and Teacher Together Uncovered

Researchers have uncovered a rare photograph of a young Helen Keller with her teacher Anne Sullivan, nearly 120 years after it was taken on Cape Cod. The photograph, shot in July 1888 in Brewster, shows an Helen sitting outside in a light-color

Josephine Baker in her World War II Uniform, c. 1945

During World War II, Josephine served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement.

During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her.

A mother hides her face in shame, c.1948, Chicago.  Forced with eviction and penniless, the parents have literally put their children up for sale. This was not a joke…What’s interesting is that the accompanying article did not pass judgement and there are no calls for whisking the children away to protective services.

A mother hides her face in shame, Chicago. Forced with eviction and penniless, the parents have literally put their children up for sale. there are no calls for whisking the children away to protective services.

ca. 1860s --- Young Slave During Civil War --- Image by © CORBIS

Young Slave During Civil War And the Old South fought to keep these poor people enslaved, to enrich their own holdings.

Remember this when you hear people talk abut the good old days...

Remember this when you hear people talk abut the good old days. Should A Woman Be Spanked? It was not a sexual question. Asked of four Brooklyn men by the now defunct “New York Daily Mirror.

Willie and George Muse were black albino brothers born in Roanoke, VA in 1893. In 1899 they were kidnapped by sideshow agents and told there mother had died and they would never see her again. They were showcased as White Ecuadorian cannibals, Eko and Iko. In the mid 1920s the brothers toured with Ringling Brothers circus and while visiting their home town, their mother found them and fought to free her sons 20 years after their disappearance.

The MUSE BROTHERS- Born in the the pair were scouted by sideshow agents and kidnapped in 1899 by bounty hunters working in the employ of an unknown sideshow promoter. Black albinos, being extremely rare, would have been an extremely lucrative attraction.

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Cost of Living Throughout the Years, 1924 - 1999

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Robert McGee survived a scalping. Little Turlle the chief pulled out his knife and went to work on the back of McGee’s head, hacking off 400 square centimeters (64 sq in) of skin. As the chief walked off with his trophy, his cronies stabbed McGee with a collection of pointy knives and spears. McGee was conscious the entire time.

Old Picture of the Day: Old West Today we feature a picture of Robert McGee. The picture was taken in As a child, Robert McGee was scalped by Indians. He is the only person I am aware of who survived the horrific experience of being scalped.

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