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Mother and child, circa 1890s.  How often do you see photos like this of well-off black family before the turn of the century? And dark-skinned too!

Nov 1894 - Mother and child, circa How often do you see photos like this of well-off black family before the turn of the century? And dark-skinned too! Jamaica let us NEVER forget.

Africa | "Wife of the King of Accra." Gold Coast / Ghana. c. prior to 1917 | ©Historical Photographs from the Basel Mission.

thefemaletyrant: “ “ This photograph from the Basel Mission archive shows a wife of the King of Accra. She is dressed in the fashionable style of the day, with a typical high swept hairstyle, and most.

King Peggy, King of Otuam, Ghana.  (YES, people...KING P-E-G-G-Y!)  American woman becomes King: http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/31/world/africa/king-peggy-otuam-ghana

King Peggy King of Otuam, Ghana Co-Author, King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village

Africa | "King Sakite of East-Krobo, whose capital is Odumase. The necklace and the sword were presented to him by Queen Victoria. His robe is indigenous."  Krobo, Eastern Region, Ghana.  ca. 1871 - 1882 | Photographer unknown; Historical Photographs from the Basel Mission

"King Sakite of East-Krobo, whose capital is Odumase. The necklace and the sword were presented to him by Queen Victoria. His robe is indigenous. 1871 - from the Basel Mission Ghana

Africa | King Akufo.  Akropong, Ghana.  ca. prior to 1907 || Photographer unknown; Historical Photographs from the Basel Mission

photo prior to 1907 by unknown photographer. Historical Photographs from the Basel Mission

A couple in Asaba, South Eastern Nigeria, 1900 ... Black Love ... ☥ ... Black•L❤️VE

nigerianostalgia: “ A couple in Asaba, South Eastern Nigeria, 1900 Vintage Nigerian photos ”

vintagesusie & wings: A Vintage Mother's Day Wish

Inspiration for Rosemary Watts (and Priscilla) +~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Mother and Daughter in layers of lace.

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La coiffe est essentielle à la tenue traditionnelle créole. Les femmes en possèdent des «prêtes à poser». Déjà travaillées, elle sont dites «chaudières» et se posent sur les cheveux tirés en arrièr...

La coiffe est essentielle à la tenue traditionnelle créole. Les femmes en possèdent des «prêtes à poser». Déjà travaillées, elle sont dites «chaudières» et se posent sur les cheveux tirés en arrièr...

Le roi Kouakou Doua Ier (19ème siècle), Ghana. © James C. Lewis

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Empress Zewditu of Ethiopia (1876-1930). She was empress of Ethiopia fromm 1916 to 1930. The first female head of an internationally recognized state in Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the first Empress regnant of the Ethiopian Empire perhaps since the legendry Makeda, the Queen of Sheba. Empress Zewditu was succeeded on the throne by Negus Tafari, who took the name of Emperor Haile Selassie.

English: "Queen of Kings": Empress Zewditu I and with Regent Ras Tafari Makonnen. Date Between 1916 and 1930 Source Original scan from book Harold G. Marcus Haile Sellassie I: the formative years, — Red Sea Press, 1995 UNKNOWN royal photographer

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