Remarkable Photographs of Black Americans from the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris

The Library of Congress has a collection of photographs, arranged by W.E.B. Du Bois, especially for Paris’ Exposition Universelle. The collection depicts the “history and present conditions” (circa 1900) of black Americans. It’s a curious collection because nothing overt ties the photos together, except that everyone pictured is black and American. There are over 500 photographs of…

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Mick Jagger’s Turn of the Century Doppelgänger

For 50 years, Mick Jagger has been one of the most famous people in the world. And for half a century, people have tried to imitate his look. It’s not easy: Sir Mick has a distinctive appearance. That’s why, at first, I thought this guy was the Rolling Stones frontman. But this photo was taken in 1907,…

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