vintage everyday: Early 1900s in Color – 24 Incredible Color Photos of Ethnic Exotic from Around the World in the Early 20th Century

If you can track it down, there’s an excellent five-part BBC television series (2007) — Edwardians in Colour: The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn — featuring the photographer’s work.

Residents of Dahomey (now Benin), photographer Frederic Gadmer, 1920.

In 1909, at the very dawn of color photography, the French banker Albert Kahn set out to visually document every culture of the global human family. With the fortune he had amassed selling securities from South African diamond mines and illegal war bonds to the Japanese, Kahn financed a team of photographers to spread across the world taking pictures. Over the next two decades, these artists and ethnographers produced over 70,000 photos across 50 countries, from Ireland to India and…

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“The acutest, the astutest, the archest enemy of southern slavery that ever existed”

Author Adrienne Morris

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John Quincy Adams. Shall we bow our heads for an early nap before discussing a white dead president? It’s kind of superficial to judge a person because they’re white and dead, don’t you think?John Quincy was pretty cute (okay that’s superficial) as a young guy, but he was much more than that.

You know how we always love to trash kids who have famous parents?We say they got where they got because their father knew, say, George Washington, but a meeting with a president doesn’t always assure you a brilliant career. John Quincy started his brilliant career at the age of 14. Yes, fourteen. He accompanied Francis Dana as a secretary on a mission to Saint Petersburg. (WIKI)

Do you know any fourteen-year-olds? How many impress foreign diplomats and presidents? Well, maybe Justin Beiber did in his prime, but if you check out John Quincy’s love poems to…

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