Mombasa, 1909

'A young Kenyan woman holds her pet deer, Mombasa, Zanzibar, Kenya, Africa.' (Underwood & Underwood/The National Geographic/Christie’s Images)

I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read. ~Thomas Macaulay

Photo by Gertrude Käsebier // Zitkala-Sa was a Yankton Sioux woman of Native American & white mixed ancestry. She was an author, musician, composer and later went on to work for the reform of Indian policies in the United States.

1861: 12-year-old Abbott Handerson Thayer with an owl

Citation: Abbott Handerson Thayer as a boy, ca. 1861 / Buckingham's Inc. Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer family papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Also note: pet owl!

✯ The Apache Sunrise Ceremony celebrates a girl becoming a woman. Girls prepare for the ritual for six months or more. During the ceremony, which can last four days, the girls sing, pray, run, and dance, often for hours without stopping. Here, a girl from the White Mountain Apache tribe in Arizona is blessed with pollen, symbolizing fertility.✯

fernsandmoss: “ The Apache Sunrise Ceremony celebrates a girl becoming a woman. Girls prepare for the ritual for six months or more. During the ceremony, which can last four days, the girls sing,.

Vintage Fashion 1940's - love that black hat!

~ Living a Beautiful Life ~ African-American women, dressed up to go out, circa 1940 [Love the hats on these lovely ladies!

Street fashion,  Japan, 1932

∴ Trios ∴ the three graces, sisters, triplets & groups of 3 in art and vintage photos - Kôyô Kageyama - Mogas (Modern Girls) in beach pyjama fashion, Japan, 1928

Young Della Reese

Della Reese glamor shot from the Today, she is not only an actress, but also a pastor. Her mother is full-blood Cherokee. Della Reese famous in her role as ''Tess' in touched by an angel xo

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+   Beautiful portrait of an unknown African American Woman.  Her information may have been lost somewhere along the way but her grace has not.

blackhistoryalbum: “ THE BLACK VICTORIANS Name unknown. Hugh Mangum Photographs Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University (circa ”

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