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On the road to freedom: An African American soldier in Union uniform with wife and daughters between 1863 - the year of the Emancipation Proclamation - and 1865

Mary Edmonia Lewis (ca. July 4, 1845 – 1911) was the first African American and Native American woman to gain fame and recognition as a sculptor in the international fine arts world. She was of African American, Haitian and Ojibwe descent.

Vtg shot of a couple. by Gordon Parks.

Beautiful African American woman. The hair, wow!!!

:::::::::: Antique Photograph :::::::::: My sister, my comforter, my friend. France c. 1870

This is Amazing! It's also a rareity. I'm always on the lookout for African/African Americans, in Historical Fashion/Costumes!!! I'm glad I have this photograph now!! It's Beautiful!!!:-)!!!

1901 July, Les Modes Paris - L'escalier du Moulin

African American family photo

Beauty in riding habit late 1880s