La Belle Epoque, Paris early French for "Beautiful Era") was a period in French and Belgian history that is conventionally dated as starting in 1871 and ending when World War I began in 1914 in Europe and Great Britain.
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia with his physically similar cousin, King George V of the United Kingdom (right), in German military uniforms in Berlin before the war; 1913 Nicholas II of Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alfred Cheney Johnston: Ziegfeld Follies girl Anne Lee Patterson, Miss U. of Anne Lee Patterson also performed in the Ziegfeld Follies that same year. Her images are sometimes misnamed Anna Lee Peterson.
1912 - Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, who became the forts ballet dancer to tour the world with her own dance company. She moved to London in 1912 and is photographed here in her Hampstead garden wearing a soft belted gown, hat and her ballet shoes.
Nancy Green a former slave, was employed in 1893 to promote the Aunt Jemima brand by demonstrating the pancake mix at expositions and fairs. She was a popular attraction because of her friendly personality, great story-telling, and warmth.