Charley Wilson, better known as “Little Britches’”, born in 1834 in Britain, was a cattle thief from the Indian Nation of OklahomaVery little is known about this historical gunfighter & cattle thief except that he lived as a man for over 40 years till he had to move into a facility for the elderly at age 63, where authorities forced him to dress as a woman. Charley is listed as “one of the most famous female outlaws ever to strap on a six gun” despite his masculine dress and choice of male name. Guns Fighters Lawmen, Masculine Dresses, 40 Years, Cattle Thief, Cattle Annie, Westerns Guns
According to her great-granddaughter, this is Clara Belle Williams, the first black graduate of New Mexico State University. Many or her professors would not allow inside the class room, she had to take notes from the hallway; she was also not allowed to walk with her class to get her diploma. She became a great teacher, of black students by day, and by night she taught their parents (former slaves) home economics. she lived past 100. [20th century photos of women, on VintageBlackFolk]
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Clara Belle Williams (1886-1994), the first black graduate of New Mexico State University in 1937, at the age of 51! Many or her professors would not allow inside the class room, she had to take notes from the hallway; she was also not allowed to walk with her class to get her diploma. She became a great teacher.
Clara Belle Drisdale (1905)
"Clara Belle Drisdale Williams -- Clara Belle Drisdale, born 1885, wasl valedictorian of her class at Prairie View Normal and Independent College, ca. 1905, first Black graduate of New Mexico State University -- As did most "Normal School" graduates, she immediately began teaching, and took university courses only offered during the summer. She taught at Booker T. Washington School in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English from NMCA in 1937 at the age of 51."
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Free men of color - William Pratt, 1830
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Freemen of Color. ca. 1830 photographer William A. Pratt, Virginia.
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William A. Pratt - Freemen of Color 1830
Lady Randolph Churchill aka Jennie Jerome
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Mother of Winston Churchill Lady Randolph Churchill (Jennie Jerome - American) in riding habit, ca 1883-85. She shaped her son's career and made connections for him...
Lady Randolph Churchill. Mother of Sir Winston Churchill. 1884 (Long considered one of the most beautiful women of the time, Jennie Jerome was married for the first time on April 15, 1874, aged 20, at the British Embassy in Paris, to Lord Randolph Churchill, the third son of John Winston Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough and Lady Frances Anne Emily Vane. Although the couple became engaged within three days of their initial meeting, the marriage was delayed for months while their parents argued over settlements. By this marriage, she was properly known as Lady Randolph Churchill and would have been referred to in conversation as Lady Randolph.)
Lady Churchill, mother of Winston and a remarkable woman in many other ways as well.
Robert Smalls, from Escaped Slave to House of Representatives
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In a courageous and well planned action during the Civil War, Robert Smalls and three other enslaved men along with their families escaped captivity. They commandeered a Confederate ship, the Planter, in Charleston Harbor! Posing as the ship's captain and crew, they passed Confederate checkpoints by giving the correct signals and sailed to the safety of the Union forces blockading Fort Sumter. Smalls went on to serve in both houses of the South Carolina Legislature and in the U.S. Congress.
28 Days of Black History Robert Smalls. Ships Pilot, Sea Captain, Politician. Persuaded President Lincoln to let African Americans fight in the Union Army. http://atlantablackstar.com/2014/02/23/10-black-heroes-who-usually-go-unrecognized-during-black-history-month-but-shouldnt/
Robert Smalls (1839-1915) was a southern slave, used by his owners to pilot the Confederate Ship "Planter". In 1862, in the middle of the Civil War, Mr. Smalls organized a mutiny, stole the Planter, ran the blockade, and then turned the ship over to Northern authorities. Smalls was hailed as a National Hero. After the American Civil War, he was elected to the South Carolina State legislature and the United States House of Representatives.
Robert Smalls (April 5, 1839 – February 23, 1915) was an enslaved African American who, during and after the American Civil War, became a ship's pilot, sea captain, and politician. He freed himself, his crew and their families from slavery on May 13, 1862, by commandeering a Confederate transport ship, the CSS Planter, in Charleston harbor, and sailing it to freedom beyond the Federal blockade. He was born in Beaufort, South Carolina. After the American Civil War, he became a politician,...
Amazons of the Caucasus, in 1895
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Portrait of two Armenian fighters during the Hamidian Massacres, 1895. This picture is very interesting to me... Don't know why
Big guns, or tiny women. Amazons of Western Armenia, 1895.
female Armenian guerrilla fighters, 1895...amazing! turn of the century 1800s 1890s women in pants trousers old photo vintage 19th century
'Amazons of the Caucasus', Armenian women, 1895 | To the right, Eghisapet Sultanian and an unidentified comrade during the 1895 Hamidian troubles, when the Armenians of Zeitun, fearing the prospect of massacre, took up arms to defend themselves (photo taken in Western Armenia)
1885 in pictures imprinted Two Armenian women of Zeitoun, who took up arms to protect themselves from the Ottoman bandits. It is noteworthy that the woman on the right - great-grandmother rock musician Derek Sherinyana (Dream Theater, KISS, Alice Cooper) - Ehisapet Sultanyan.
Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman (January 26, 1892 - April 30, 1926) was an American civil aviator. Popularly known as "Queen Bess," she was the first African-American to become a licensed airplane pilot and to hold an international pilot license.
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Bessie Coleman - first female pilot of African-American descent. Celebrate Black History Month by checking out the bios of famous black women!
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On October 15, 1922, more than 2,000 gathered to see Bessie Coleman, an African-American woman and pilot, give an exhibition in Chicago. Portrait of Bessie Coleman, pilot. Date unknown. Photographer unknown. ICHi-26774 #BessieColeman #AfricanAmerican #woman #pilot #Chicago #ChicagoHistoryMuseum #history #photography #aviation
In 1921, Bessie Coleman (1893-1926) was the 1st Black woman to gain a pilot’s license. Coleman was also the 1st Black woman stunt pilot, and on Labor Day weekend of 1922 she appeared for the first time as a stunt flyer. Coleman died in an air crash #BlackHistoryYouDidntLearnInSchool #BlackHistory #BlackHistoryEveryMonth #BlackExcellence #BlackHistoryEveryDay #BlackHistoryIsAmericanHistory #BlackHistoryRocks #todayinblackhistory #BlackHistoryIsEveryonesHistory
Margaret “Molly” Brown: Denver philanthropist, activist for women’s rights and human rights in general, and survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. It took three men to force this badass into a lifeboat, after she repeatedly gave up her seat for others. Once in the lifeboat she applied herself to help row, and gave one of the surviving engineers her coat.
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Margaret “Molly” Brown: philanthropist, women’s/human rights activist and survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. This badass had to be forced into a lifeboat by three men after she kept giving up her seat for others. Once in the lifeboat she reportedly picked up an oar and gave one of the surviving engineers her coat. The unsinkable Molly Brown :)
Margaret Brown (née Tobin), an American socialite, philanthropist, and activist who became famous due to her survival of the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic, after exhorting the crew of Lifeboat No. 6 to return to look for survivors. She became known after her death as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown".
BP_BKTA Poster (1932 Morgan Dennis)
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Silver sewing set with a little hand sewing machine in a velvet-covered casket adorned with brass scrolls. Height 17.5 cm, length 14.5 cm, width 9.5 cm. France. Late 19th century.
David Ivor Davies (15 January 1893 – 6 March 1951), better known as Ivor Novello, was a Welsh composer, singer and actor who became one of the most popular British entertainers of the first half of the 20th century. He was born into a musical family and his first successes were as a songwriter. His first big hit was "Keep the Home Fires Burning", which was enormously popular during the First World War. "Things which do not require effort of some sort are seldom worth having."
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David Ivor Davies (15 January 1893 – 6 March 1951), better known as Ivor Novello, was a Welsh composer, singer and actor who became one of the most popular British entertainers of the first half of the 20th century.
1800s Week! blackhistoryalbum: THE ORIGINAL BIKER BABE Via vintagenoire: tintype circa 1860 This is so Anne of Green Gables it’s killing me
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Beautiful woman on early bicycle. How they pedaled in those skirts and petticoats is amazing.
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Photo of Czech women knitting crocheting and by ElmstoneIsle,This unusual and rare carte de visite (cdv) original 19th Century photograph is of four young women: one is holding a book, the other three appear to be knitting, crocheting, and making lace (or some other craft). The photograph was taken in Prague. Were they all sisters from one family? Students at a young ladies' school? In any case, an interesting example of women doing handwork.
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Czechoslovakian Ladies Knitting & Embroidering
Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves was arguably the greatest lawman and gunfighter of the West, a man who served as a marshal for 32 years in the most dangerous district in the country, captured 3,000 felons, (once bringing in 17 men at one time), and shot 14 men in the line of duty, all without ever being shot himself. He was also a black dude.
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Bass Reeves, born to slave parents 1838, Paris, TX. became 1st black U.S. Deputy Marshal west of Mississippi River and one of greatest frontier heroes
Lessons in Manliness from Bass Reeves - "Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves was arguably the greatest lawman and gunfighter of the West, a man who served as a marshal for 32 years in the most dangerous district in the country, captured 3,000 felons, (once bringing in 17 men at one time), and shot 14 men in the line of duty, all without ever being shot himself..." This is a fascinating story, lots of detail at the click.
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OLD WEST LEGENDS Bass Reeves - Black Hero Marshal
Bass Reeves (July 1838 – 12 January 1910) was one of the first African Americans (possibly the first) to receive a commission as a Deputy U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi River.
Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May 1, 1865 in Charleston, South Carolina to honor 257 dead Union soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They worked for two weeks digging up the bodies and giving them proper burials in gratitude for their sacrifice for their freedom. Afterward, they held a parade of 10,000 people led by 2,800 black children singing, dancing, and celebrating.
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One of the things that most black people know is that the public school system does a horrible job teaching black history. They will gladly tell you all the wonderful things that white people did and maybe even go back to Europe, but the contributions of African Americans are kept entirely on the backburner.A fact that you should probably know is that African Americans are the reason that Memorial Day even exists in the first place. According to Professor David Blight of Yale University, the event began on May 1, 1865. A group of former slaves in Charleston, SC gave a proper burial to 257 Union soldiers who’d been put into a mass grave.
Noble Sissle & Eubie Blake
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Jazzin Around (Eubie Blake, September 1917) Ragtime Piano Legend
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Brilliant, handsome author and self-proclaimed "ladies rights man" Frederick Douglass in 1848 at age 30. Possibly the best person the state of Maryland has ever produced.
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“The whip-scarred millions” is one of many powerful phrases coined and used by Frederick Douglass. A social reformer, orator, writer and statesman, Douglass escaped from slavery and became a leader of the abolitionist movement. A man known for his dazzling oratory and powerful writing style, he stood as a living contradiction to the many slaveholders’ arguments claiming that slaves did not have the intellect to function as full independent citizens.
Frederick Douglass Visits Exeter to Address Abolitionists On 28 August 1846, former slave and abolitionist, Frederick Douglass visited Exeter as part of a tour of the UK to generate support for the abolition of slavery in the United States. His address, 'A Call for the British Nation to Testify Against Slavery' was delivered at the Royal Subscription Rooms on Northernhay Place.
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Minnie Tittell Brune [as the Duke of Reichstadt in Edmond Rostand's play "L'Aiglon"] / The Talma Studios, 374 George Street, Sydney [1904-19...
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"Minnie Tittell Brune as the Duke of Reichstadt in Edmond Rostand’s play "L’Aiglon". Sydney [1904-1908]" (by State Library of New South Wales collection) Perfect execution of Wistful Expression Cravat Combo Minnie Tittell Brune was an American actress who achieved huge success in Australia in the early 1900s. She was a devout Catholic all her life, and became a nun with the Order of St. Francis after her husband died. Little piece of trivia: Minnie is the only connection ...
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Edith Minturn Stokes and Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes are best known today as the patrician subjects of this 1897 portrait by John Singer Sargent, which hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Banking and shipping heirs, Newton and Edith were at once wealthy globe-trotters and reform-minded New York liberals whose good deeds have endured even as the couple themselves drifted into obscurity.
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Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Phelps Stokes John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London) Date: 1897 Medium: Oil on canvas Dimensions: 84 1/4 x 39 3/4 in. (214 x 101 cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: Bequest of Edith Minturn Phelps Stokes (Mrs. I. N.), 1938 Accession Number: 38.104 This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 771
Edith and Isaac Stokes by John Singer Sargent
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With her standard-grade Winchester Model 1892 lever-action, repeating magazine rifle in hand, this latter-day huntress in wide-brimmed hat, middy blouse and skirt strikes a rather risqué pose for the time. – Courtesy Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 2004.045 –
A double sided 18th c gold locket. On one side a lock of hair from the dashing Admiral Lord Nelson and the other side a lock of Lady Emma Hamilton’s with whom he had a love affair and scandalized a nation.
The locket above left is a lock of Nelson's hair and at right, a lock of Lady Hamilton's.
Phyllis Wheatley was the first published black poet in 1773. She is considered the founder of African-American literature.
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:::: PINTEREST.COM christiancross :::: Phillis Wheatley, a slave brought from Africa as a child and sold to a Boston merchant, spoke no English. By the time she was sixteen, however, under the tutelage of her owners, she had mastered the language. Her interest in literature led her to write and publish “Poems on Various Subjects” in 1773. She is one of, if not the, earliest published African American author.
May 26, 1885 Nora Douglas Holt, singer, composer and music critic, was born Lena Douglas in Kansas City, Kansas. Holt earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Western University in 1917 and her Master of Music degree from Chicago Musical College, the first African American woman to earn a master’s degree in the United States, in 1918. http://thewright.org/explore/blog/entry/today-in-black-history-5262014
May 26, 1885 Nora Douglas Holt, singer, composer and music critic, was born Lena Douglas in Kansas City, Kansas. Holt earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Western University in 1917 and her Master of Music degree from Chicago Musical College, the first African American woman to earn a master’s degree in the United States, in 1918. thewright.org/...
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Nora Douglas Holt (1885-1974) - American musician and singer who composed over 200 pieces. In 1918 she was the first African American woman to earn her master’s degree from Chicago Musical College. During the roaring 1920s, Nora Holt was a wealthy socialite and party girl, Holt was a major player during the Harlem Renaissance. The photo is by an unidentified photographer c1930.
This picture was taken in 1918, and shows a police woman. The woman appears to be directing traffic, but she does have a gun in a holster on her belt. I am wondering if this had been a traditional job for a woman or if perhaps World War I created a shortage of men, and led to women taking on new roles
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Leola King, America’s first female traffic cop (1918) >>>> Mrs. L.O. King, a traffic control police officer. Standing beneath an umbrella for shade, directing traffic. Notice that her umbrella has a small mirror so she can see behind her., 1918. Photo by Harris & Ewing.
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World War 1 Highlanders in Color!