about 1920, Photo by "Richard Samuel Roberts... the most important photographer to come out of Columbia [SC]. In the 1920′s and 30′s, Roberts operated a studio in downtown Columbia, where he specialized in photographing the members of the city’s growing black middle class." THANK YOU, @I am Calypso -- you are better than Google Images!

Richard Samuel Roberts at the Columbia Museum of Art

A young boy looks plaintively toward the camera, dressed in undoubtedly his finest wool suit, his prized rooster gently clutched under his arm. Columbia, SC Photograph: Richard Samuel Roberts Love this so much !

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This fashionably dressed lady amateur, appearing as early as 1883 as a wood engraving in Scovill’s catalogue: "How to Make Photographs", advertised their "Amateur Photographic Requisites".

This fashionably dressed lady amateur, appearing as early as 1883 as a wood engraving in Scovill’s catalogue: "How to Make Photographs", advertised their "Amateur Photographic Requisites".

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Happy Mother's Day with a vintage photo (around of a lady who caught a huge fish lbs) Continue reading →

ca. 1886, [cabinet card, portrait of a coy Eleanor Brooks Saltonstall], Sarah Lawrence Brooks  via the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Saltonstall-Brooks-Lewis Family Photographs Collection

Big bustle under her dress. [cabinet card, portrait of a coy Eleanor Brooks Saltonstall], Sarah Lawrence Brooks via the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Saltonstall-Brooks-Lewis Family Photographs Collection

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