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FEATURE: 'Young, Black and Victorian' - Photographs of Victorian Women of Color - AFROPUNK

FEATURE: 'Young, Black and Victorian' - Photographs of Victorian Women of Color - AFROPUNK

Long lace victorian

Long lace victorian

Tintype of a young girl 1860s - VIA VINTAGE CHILDREN

Tintype of a young girl 1860s - VIA VINTAGE CHILDREN

Cléopatra Diane de Mérode was the first woman to dance with a male partner in the Russian Ballet. She continued to dance until her early fifties and was very popular in her ancestral homeland of Austria, where she befriended the artist Gustav Klimt. Cléo de Mérode retired to Biarritz and died in 1966 at age 91 and is entombed at Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.

Cléopatra Diane de Mérode was the first woman to dance with a male partner in the Russian Ballet. She continued to dance until her early fifties and was very popular in her ancestral homeland of Austria, where she befriended the artist Gustav Klimt. Cléo de Mérode retired to Biarritz and died in 1966 at age 91 and is entombed at Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.

Maude Nugent 1896

Maude Nugent 1896

Marpessa Dawn ~Repinned Via ☮Concerned Hippie Chick

Black Beauties To Know And Love: Marpessa Dawn

Marpessa Dawn ~Repinned Via ☮Concerned Hippie Chick

Vintage but still beautiful

Vintage but still beautiful

Antique Victorian photo of a lovely teenage girl, 1870s.

Antique Victorian photo of a lovely teenage girl, 1870s.

Immagine correlata

Immagine correlata

The three women pictured in this incredible photograph from 1885 -- Anandibai Joshi of India, Keiko Okami of Japan, and Sabat Islambouli of Syria -- each became the first licensed female doctors in their respective countries. The three were students at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania; one of the only places in the world at the time where women could study medicine.

The three women pictured in this incredible photograph from 1885 -- Anandibai Joshi of India, Keiko Okami of Japan, and Sabat Islambouli of Syria -- each became the first licensed female doctors in their respective countries. The three were students at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania; one of the only places in the world at the time where women could study medicine.

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