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Making Map for Blind (LOC) by The Library of Congress, via Flickr

Making Map for Blind (LOC) by The Library of Congress, via Flickr

This is a portrait of a young African American woman. The photograph was taken in 1899. So many of the pictures of African Americans from this era are in the context of sharecropping and other more unfortunate circumstances. While we don't have any other details on this photograph, it appears that this woman, and her family have done better than what was typical for African Americans of this time.

This is a portrait of a young African American woman. The photograph was taken in So many of the pictures of African Americans from t.

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21 of the most iconic photos ever taken

Dorothea Lange's photo Migrant Mother an iconic image of the Great Depression. The Library of Congress entitled the Migrant Mother image, "Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two.

Cowboys eating out on the range, chuck wagon in background - I've been told that Charles Goodnight came up with the idea for the first chuckwagon, and had it outfitted at a blacksmith shop on York   Avenue in Weatherford, Texas.

Cowboys eating out on the range, chuck wagon in background - I've been told that Charles Goodnight came up with the idea for the first chuckwagon, and had it outfitted at a blacksmith shop on York Avenue in Weatherford, Texas.

An autographed photo of the Lakota chief, Sitting Bull, who by this time in his life had become a national celebrity as the most fearsome Indian of them all.   Photographed by Palmquist & Jurgens in 1884. (Library of Congress )    Each man is good in the sight of the Great Spirit.   Sitting Bull.

Sitting Bull was a Hunkpapa Lakota and holy man. Under him, the Lakota bands united for survival on the northern plains.

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Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U. Photograph by Preston Butler. Thought to be the last beardless portrait of Lincoln (Springfield, Ill.

Washington, D.C., 1916. "Convention of former slaves. Annie Parram, age 104; Anna Angales, age 105; Elizabeth Berkeley, 125; Sadie Thompson, 110."

This photo was taken in Washington DC in 1916 at the Convention of Former Slaves. Pictured from left to right is Annie Parram age Anna Angales age Elizabeth Berkeley age 125 and Sadie Thompson age This isn't history. This is herstory!

Judy Garland on the set of The Wizard of Oz

Behind the scenes of The Wizard of Oz.Judy Garland takes a break while filming, with Munchkin cast members looking on.

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