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Native American Princess: early 1900s

Native American Princess: early 1900s

Native American entertainer Tsianina Redfeather Blackstone, a celebrated Cherokee-Creek mezzo-soprano, seated at a piano with sheet music. Tsianina sang on the Metropolitan Opera stage and on the battlefields of France. During World War I, Tsianina traveled to Europe to entertain the American army. Her name as an entertainer was Princess Tsianina. She died in 1985 at the age of 102.

Glinda the Good Witch: early 1900s

Glinda the Good Witch: early 1900s

American actress Billie Burke, famous for playing Glinda the Good Witch in the 1930s movie The Wizard of Oz. Harris & Ewing, photographer. Photo taken between 1905 and 1945. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Rube Band: 1908

Rube Band: 1908

Eagle Rube Band #2. Twenty men in zany clown-like costumes playing musical instruments, 1908. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Loving Their Craft: 1902

Loving Their Craft: 1902

African American men playing guitar, 1902. Photo entitled 'True Lovers of the Muse' by photographer William Henry Jackson. An accompaning photo shows that the men were on a platform where people were waiting for a boat. Possibly taken in St Augustine or Tampa, Florida. Detroit Publishing Company. LOC original medium: 8 x 10 in. glass negative.

Omaha Hobo Hangout: 1938

Omaha Hobo Hangout: 1938

Lower Douglas Street, Omaha, was one of the hobo centers of the West. Movie theater with lots of posters and bar/cigar/pool hall with Storz Beer sign. Photo taken in 1938 by FSA photographer John Vachon. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Boys Playing Marbles, Woodbine Iowa: 1940

Boys Playing Marbles, Woodbine Iowa: 1940

Boys playing marbles, Woodbine, Iowa. Photo taken in May, 1940 by FSA photographer John Vachon. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

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