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Greta Garbo - 1934 Abdulla Tobacco Card

One of hundreds of thousands of free digital items from The New York Public Library.

Women ride in a Juneteenth parade in Houston in 1900.

Martha and Pinkie Yates in a buggy decorated for the annual Juneteenth celebration in front 319 Robin St. in the Fourth Ward of Huston, Texas. (Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library)

Drucilla Strain, Ziegfeld girl, by Alfred Cheney Johnston, ca. 1929

Ziegfeld girl Drucilla Strain, half length, facing right. The (sadly rather carelessly handled) LoC photo description page gives the date as ca. 1920 and her name as Drucilla Straine, but it seems like Strain and 1929 are closer to the truth. Very little other info on her that I could find, except that she peformed from 1929 to 1946.

From the Alfred Cheney Johnston Collection at the Library of Congress
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Drucilla Strain, Ziegfeld girl, by Alfred Cheney Johnston, ca. She peformed from 1929 to From the Alfred Cheney Johnston Collection at the Library of Congress

Laurel and Hardy 1936 Gallaher Film Episodes Tobacco Card #46 on Immortal Ephemera  http://immortalephemera.zippykid.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/gallery/1936-gallaher-film-episodes/46a-laurel-hardy.jpg

Laurel and Hardy Card Collection - Page 4

The Billy Rose Theatre Collection, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Frank Fay: The First M.C. and the Worst S.O.B.

Telling: The letters reveal the daily concerns of the African Americans living in the South in the mid-1800s, from their housework to their health and devotion to the church (picture of Kentucky home, 1859)

'Dear uncles, I am free': Fascinating 19th century letters give glimpse into lives of African-American slaves

Telling: The letters reveal the daily concerns of the African Americans living in the South in the from their housework to their health and devotion to the church (picture of Kentucky home,

Library of Congress photo showing Harriet Tubman, adopted daughter and husband Nelson Davis, formerly of the 8th USCT of Camp William Penn, located in Cheltenham Twp.

Library of Congress photo showing Harriet Tubman, adopted daughter and husband Nelson Davis, formerly of the USCT of Camp William Penn, located in Cheltenham Twp.

Cargo slave ship

East African slaves aboard the HMS Daphne, a British Royal Navy vessel involved in anti-slave trade activities in the Indian Ocean,

The Colored American Magazine - part of a growing tradition of African American publications that predated the modern Civil Rights movement.

This was one of the first monthly magazines created for the national African American consumer. Published and circulated in Boston, Mass. and New York City until the Colored American Magazine did for nine years in the what Ebony Magazine is doing today.

Verna Williams with the child of a friend at Ink Well in 1931.When Santa Monica Beach was segregated (Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection)

Santa Monica, CA A section of the Santa Monica Beach referred to as the “Ink Well” was one of the few areas in California where African Americans were allowed to enjoy beach access in a largely segregated society. Read More at Los Angeles Public Library

Mid Century Pink: Growing Up Strong on PET Milk??? The Fultz Quadruplets

lucyandlouise: “The Fultz Quads (May 1946 Reidsville, N.) - Mary Louise, Mary Ann, Mary Alice, and Mary Catherine were the first identical black quadruplets born in the United States. -The Fultz.

THE IRISH SLAVES: WHAT THEY WILL NEVER, EVER TELL YOU IN HISTORY CLASS OR ANYWHERE ELSE…

Top Post:: THE IRISH SLAVES:WHAT THEY WILL NEVER, EVER TELL YOU IN HISTORY CLASS OR ANYWHERE ELSE….White and Black Slave

The first slaves imported into the American colonies were 100 White (Irish) children. They arrived during Easter, four months before the arrival of a the first shipment of Black slaves. Read: Testimony of an Irish Slave Girl

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