An archive remixing research project celebrating the beauty of women of the black diaspora in vintage style because I love discovering old pictures that are new to me (and I wanted a place to save them). People don't have to be glamorous or famous to be beautiful.
Photos found on the net. Links provided. Not owned by me.
Original, early to mid-1890s era cabinet photo of conjoined twins Millie and Christine McCoy. Most likely while they were on tour in California, this image was taken by photographer Michael A. Wesner of Los Angeles.
The striking beauty featured is thought to be Selika Lazevski, an écuyère (horsewoman) who performed high level dressage. The écuyères rode side saddle in circuses and hippodromes, and were widely respected for their skills as horsewomen.