Polaire reading in bed. Polaire was the stage name used by French singer and actress Émilie Marie Bouchaud (1874–1939).
Polaire was naturally slender, endowed with the ”sinewy, muscular body of a little Arab” and a ”rib-cage like a Spanish bolero.” Her supposed ugliness – her large hands, large feet, thick mouth and long nose – were flaunted by her promoters. She posed as an enemy of ”civilisation,” and cultivated, on stage, a sensually barbaric style.
Beautiful Black Woman by Black History Album, via Flickr Portraits of African Americans from the Alvan S. Harper Collection (1884-1910)
From 1906 to the 1930s, photographer Edward S. Curtis documented the culture and traditions of North American Indian tribes in his multi-volume work The North American Indian.
Niloufer Farhat Begum Sahiba (January 4, 1916 – June 12, 1989) was one of the last princesses of the Ottoman Empire. She was married to the second son of the last Nizam of Hyderabad in India.
DeYoung Photography Studio, Harry Alonzo “Sundance Kid” Longabaugh and his wife Etta Place, January 1901.
"The Immigrant" June 17th 1917
Title Card says “Land Of Liberty”
Right after this scene, the Immigration Officers push them against the wall , rope them in like cattle, at this point Charlie back kicks one of them up the ass.
Charlie looks at their treatment then at the Statue of Liberty and conveys the irony.
Sicilian Youth with Wreath of Roses, c.1900 by Wilhelm Von Gloeden