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Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies (photographed-Camille Silvy,1862)

Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was born into a royal West African dynasty. Orphaned at a very young age, she later became Queen Victoria’s goddaughter and a celebrity for her extraordinary intelligence.

Slave Family

I love SC history. This was taken in Beaufort, South Carolina. Several generations of a slave family, all born on the plantation of J. Picture taken in 1862 by Timothy O'Sullivan.

Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta, a ward of Queen Victoria, (her daughter Victoria was the god daughter of Queen Victoria) shortly after her arranged (by Queen VIctoria) marriage, with her new husband a rich merchant. She was always at court and was known for her intelligence and wit and spoke many languages. Her family were African royalty killed in a tribal slave war when she was a child. She was brought to Britain as a child to save her life,as she was also going to be killed. BIDDY CRAFT

At the age of five, Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, born into a royal Yoruba dynasty, was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a "gift" from one royal family to another. A unique and admired figure in history, she spent her life between the Br

Ladies of Jazz:  Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Thelma Carpenter, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, Pearl Bailey

Ladies of Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald (April 1917 - June Billie Holiday (April 1915 - June Thelma Carpenter (January 1922 - May Lena Horne (June 1917 - May Sarah Vaughan (March 1924 - April Pearl Bailey (March 1918 - August

Cudjo Lewis (1841–1935) is considered the last survivor of the last slave ship to enter the United States. He was born around 1841 to a Yoruba family in the Banté region of Dahomey (today Benin).

Beautiful photography on the porch. Cudjo Lewis is considered the last survivor of the last slave ship to enter the United States. He was born around 1841 to a Yoruba family in the Banté region of Dahomey (today Benin).

D&RGW #480 entering turntable from north. This might be at Chama before the turntable was removed. D&RGW

D&RGW entering turntable from north. This might be at Chama before the turntable was removed. D&RGW

*incredible The only known photograph of an African American Union soldier with his family. c1863-65

Taken sometime between 1863 and this is the only known photo of an African American Union Soldier with his family. Curiosities: More Rare Historical Photos

It's not polite to stare at peoples cocks lmao

Chicken and Boy Smoking Smokes Cigarette Vintage Image from 1920 Funny Unique Photo Photography Sepia Black & White Print Cute Weird

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