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Blanche Dunn loved red. photographed in Morningside Park, New York City, by Carl Van Vechten in 1940. http://beineckeroom26.library.yale.edu/2007/09/18/shoe-portrait/

Portrait of the Harlem Renaissance-era actor Blanche Dunn in Morningside Park, New York City, New York, United States, photograph by Carl Van Vechten.

Marian Anderson (1897 – 1993) was an American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Most of her singing career was spent performing in concert and recital in major music venues and with famous orchestras throughout the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1965. She preferred to perform in concert and recital only. She did, however, perform opera arias within her concerts and recitals.

An instantly eye-catching portrait of American contralto Marian Anderson. her sing amazing grace and it made me cry.

Annie Malone: First African American Millionairess (Educator, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist) -- Courtesy of The Freeman Institute -- www.PoroCollege.com

Annie Malone: First African American Millionairess (Educator, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist) -- Courtesy of The Freeman Institute -- www.PoroCollege.com

Letterman sweaters, or also known as varsity jackets, were worn by many highschool or college athletes during the 1930s.  These jackets were awarded based on the athletes accomplishments or whether they were a team captian, ect.  The "letter" on the jacket is earned as a reward, not just given.

Warren G. Harding High School students, Warren, Ohio, circa I remember wearing my school sweater in junior high. Lincoln Junior High School in Charleston W.

Helen "Curl" Harris was an entrepreneur at a time when women were a rarity in business. A self-made graduate of the Skidmore Vocational School and the Philadelphia Charm and Model School, she ran and operated numerous beauty businesses in Philadelphia (Curl’s Beautyrama, Curl’s Beauty Salon and Charm Service, and Curl’s Moderne Beautyrama) as well as created her own line of make-up and hair products. Ella Fitzgerald and Josephine Baker were among her clients.

Helen "Curl" Harris, ran and operated beauty businesses in Philadelphia; Curl’s Beautyrama, Curl’s Beauty Salon and Charm Service, and Curl’s Moderne Beautyrama. Ella Fitzgerald and Josephine Baker were her clients.

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