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1947 Easter Sunday in Harlem, New York (Cartier-Bresson)

Henri Cartier-Bresson Easter Sunday, Harlem, New York 1947 “As time passes by and you look at portraits, the people come back to you like a silent echo. A photograph is a vestige of a face, a face in.

Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly backstage at the 28th annual Academy Awards... if only women were still this classy today... oh what a world what a world.

Classy ladies, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly backstage at the Annual Academy Awards on March 1956 love their dresses! No actress even come close to these two today!

Travalin' in style! Pennsylvania Station,1942.

Midnight Train to Georgia. A group of African American women waiting for their trains at the Pennsylvania railroad station, New York City, 1942 // uncredited.

Duke Ellington playing for his wife in Giza, Egypt.

a 1961 new york times photo, showing louis armstrong playing trumpet for his wife, lucille, in front of the great sphinx and pyramids in giza, egypt. i wanna play for you in egypt!

School Bus Overload?:

Ex-slaves, slaves and children of slaves in the American South, 1860 by Okinawa Soba

Black police officer in Harlem, New York, circa 1943. Photographer Gordon Parks for the U.S. Office of War Information (OWI)

Officer in Blue, Harlem, 1943 African American police officer in Harlem, New York, circa Photographer Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information (OWI).

Amazons of the Caucuses, 1895. Western Armenia.  More Amazonian inspiration for modern warrior women!

Armenian women during the 1895 Hamidian massacres, when the Armenians of Zeitun (modern Süleymanlı), fearing the prospect of massacre, took up arms to defend themselves from Ottoman troops. Our women are warriors

c. late 1800s: Onna-bugeisha - “Female Samurai"

"Woman in sensible armor! A rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan.

Donyale Luna, the first black model to make it big in fashion in the 60's

Donyale Luna - American model and actress, once called “the reincarnation of Nefertiti”, the first black woman to appear on the cover of Vogue. Photo by David Bailey, 1966


Fashion model Barbara Mullen poses arms wide and mouth open in front of a model dressed as a chauffer tying a red canoe onto a black Rolls-Royce in front of a purple building, © William Helburn/Corbis

Nueva York, Alfred Eisenstaedt. El día de la victoria sobre Japón.

end of world war II. A sailor was so happy that he grabbed an unknown nurse in Times Square and gave her a kiss. This famous kiss was captured by photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt and published in Life Magazine