Back in 2009 Viola Davis had just received an Oscar nomination for Doubt. It would be two years before her award-winning performance in The Help and five years before How To Get Away With Murder so…

This Throwback Photo Shoot of Viola Davis Channeling Marilyn Monroe is Everything

Back in 2009 Viola Davis had just received an Oscar nomination for Doubt. It would be two years before her award-winning performance in The Help and five years before How To Get Away With Murder so…

Identified African American Vintage Photo by TheTwinkleOfAnEye, $40.00

RESERVED FOR Karen African American Vintage Photo, Cute little girl

The Face of Slavery & Other African American Photographs -- American Museum of Photography

The Face of Slavery & Other African American Photographs -- American Museum of Photography

Dorothy Dandridge was the first African American to be featured on the cover of LIFE on November 1, 1954. Black actress who refused to play slaves or maids in film, and had many starring roles. She was the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Referred to by Lena Horne as "...our Marilyn Monroe.".

Dorothy Dandridge was the first African American to be featured on the cover of LIFE on November 1, 1954. Black actress who refused to play slaves or maids in film, and had many starring roles. She was the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Referred to by Lena Horne as "...our Marilyn Monroe.".

Studio portrait of a beautiful woman named Mrs. William W. "Fannie" Hendricks in formal dress, including a fur scarf and feather hat (c. 1893).. #Victorian #vintage #portraits #women

Studio portrait of a beautiful woman named Mrs. William W. "Fannie" Hendricks in formal dress, including a fur scarf and feather hat (c. 1893).. #Victorian #vintage #portraits #women

Of Another Fashion — This portrait (ca. 1913) was taken at Palmer’s Photography Studio, a Black-owned business in Galveston, Texas. Standing are Dora Dolly Sanders (L) and Johnnie Mae Dolly ®, daughters of Rita Dolly (seated). I don’t know much about the clothing except that Rita (my great grandmother) and Johnnie Mae are wearing taffeta while Dora’s dress is made of cotton. Johnnie Mae was known for being very stylish in her younger years (as you can see from the boots and hat) while Dora…

Of Another Fashion — This portrait (ca. 1913) was taken at Palmer’s Photography Studio, a Black-owned business in Galveston, Texas. Standing are Dora Dolly Sanders (L) and Johnnie Mae Dolly ®, daughters of Rita Dolly (seated). I don’t know much about the clothing except that Rita (my great grandmother) and Johnnie Mae are wearing taffeta while Dora’s dress is made of cotton. Johnnie Mae was known for being very stylish in her younger years (as you can see from the boots and hat) while Dora…

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