Josephine Baker (June 1906 – April was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in Fluent in both English and French.
Eartha Kitt -Eartha Mae Kitt was an American singer, actress, dancer and cabaret star. She was perhaps best known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 hit recordings of “C'est Si Bon”.
Roughly 1 out of every 4 cowboys riding the trails north out of Texas were African-American. Many of these men learned their skills while working on ranches as slaves - often times as stock breakers or bronco busters. After the abolition of slavery, they put those skills to work and took part in the booming open range industry, driving cattle all over the American west. Some continued to be cowboys, while others became ranchers themselves. (unknown cowboys, circa 1913)
Corsets and rifles, ca. Via the Wisconsin Historical Society. (These ladies are predecessors of my mother - Wisconsin girl who joined the rifle club to improve her aim for basketball. And ended up getting an award for her shooting)