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American blues singer Gladys Bentley - poses with bandleader Willie Bryant - outside the Apollo Theater where posters advertise a performance by Bryant & his band, New York, New York, April (Photo by Frank Driggs Collection/Getty IMages) (Harlem

1952: The “Fun-Maker’s Ball” proves that drag balls continued to flourish in the…

54 Rare Historical Photos Of Drag Queens Before It Was Safe To Be Out!

The “Fun-Maker’s Ball” proves that drag balls continued to flourish in the…

Singing the Lesbian Blues in 1920s Harlem | Collectors Weekly

Singing the Lesbian Blues in 1920s Harlem

Cabaret singer and pianist Gladys Bentley, who performed in a tuxedo, drew a crowd to the Clam House in Harlem in the - Singing the Lesbian Blues in Harlem

Harlem renaissance wedding hair

*Star Trek’*s Zoë Saldana keeps going where no woman has gone before. Coming down to earth after filming James Cameron’s *Avatar,* she channels the glamour of the Harlem Renaissance for photographer Michael Roberts.

Gladys Bentley, a popular lesbian singer in Harlem, who typically dressed in men's attire

Gladys Bentley in a retouched and colourized photo. Bentley was an openly lesbian Blues singer who often performed at Clam House, a gay speakeasy in Harlem

Watch What Happens When This 102-Year-Old Lady Sees Herself Dance On Film For The First Time

Watch What Happens When This 102-Year-Old Lady Sees Herself Dance On Film For The First Time

Alice Barker, Harlem Renaissance Dancer, Watches Herself on the Chorus Line : Classicalite

"I am a bit obsessed with this awesome picture. It’s Hilda Simms, Langston Hughes (bottom right) and actor Canada Lee (center in white shirt) at a party with other artists around 1944." - Vintage Black Glamour. Photo by George Karger/Pix Inc./Time Life Pictures/Getty Images.

"I am a bit obsessed with this awesome picture. It’s Hilda Simms, Langston Hughes (bottom right) and actor Canada Lee (center in white shirt) at a party with other artists around - Vintage Black Glamour. Photo by George Karger/Pix Inc.

Margot  Webb Harold Norton  ballroom dancers

Norton & Margot 1934 From 1933 until Margot Webb and Harold Norton performed on the Afro-American vaudeville circuits of night clubs and theatres in the Northeast and the Midwest. Known professionally as” Norton and Margot,” they were one of th

Jackie Bross, left, was a young openly gay woman who worked at a die plant during World War II, was arrested in 1943 for wearing men's fly-front pants. She was subject to six months of psychiatric evaluation for her crime. Her court case resulted in the law being  changed to account for people who may not have deliberately tried to conceal their sex."

Evelyn “Jackie” Bross and Catherine Barscz at the Racine Ave police station, Chicago. From the Chicago History Museum: Evelyn “Jackie” Bross (left) and Catherine Barscz (right) at the Racine.

Portraits de criminels australiens dans les années 1920 | La boite verte

Des portraits de criminels australiens dans les années 1920

Mug shot of Neville McQuade and Lewis Stanley Keith North Sydney Police Station, early June from the Justice & Police Museum Collection, Historic Houses Trust of NEW SOUTH WALES

Ebony October 1979

Ebony October 1979

Actress Ellen Holly was the first African American on daytime television as Carla on One Life to Live

Massachusetts Milestones Infographic - Find out the Firsts and Oldests in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

If you didn't already know how cool a place Massachusetts is check out this infographic - Massachusetts firsts and Oldests.