"Barney Ford was born a slave in Virginia. At the age of twenty-five, he escaped and began a successful career in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures.By 1860, he was living in Denver and became a prosperous tycoon in the hotel, restaurant, and barbershop businesses, earning the nickname the "Black Baron of Colorado." Throughout the Civil War, he gave financial assistance, food, and jobs to escaped and free African Americans."
A little princess! Full length portrait of unidentified young African American girl wearing a formal white gown with gloves. Daniel Murray, photographer. 1899. [Library of Congress shows the same photo unattributed but says it was used in the 1900 Paris exhibit.]