Kenyan woman and chevrotain, Mombasa c. 1909 via imgur.com


"Mary Belle and the Mermaid" by Leo and Diane Dillon

Diana Ross shopping in NYC, 1965


Heading Out For a Night On The Town

Circa 1956
Kodachrome Transparency


"Miss Black & Beautiful" London, 1960s by Raphael Albert 


1. Kiowa Girl, Indian Portrait by Edward Curtis.
2. Spokane Indian woman, ca. 1897
3. Noatak Inuit 1929.
4. hopi girl
5. Lakota
6. Sioux Indian Man by Edward Curtis, 1890s

Pam Grier, 1970s


African-American dancer Margot Webb, c1934


"The blues to me is like being very sad, very sick, going to church, being very happy. There’s two kinds of blues: there’s happy blues and then sad blues. I don’t think I’ve ever sang the same way twice, I don’t think I’ve ever sang the same tempo. One night’s a little bit slower, the next night’s a little bit brighter, depends on how I feel. I don’t know, the blues is sort of mixed up thing, you just have to feel it. Everything I do sing is part of my life."

Happy 99th birthday to one of the greatest voices of the 20th century:
Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959)

The Supremes c. 1960s (via)

"I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best."

 Frida Kahlo by Nickolas Muray, 1939 (via)