Four Free Women

Washington, D.C., 1916. “Convention of former slaves. Annie Parram, age 104; Anna Angales, age 105; Elizabeth Berkeley, 125; Sadie Thompson, 110.” National Photo Company Collection

Convention of former slaves

Annie Parrum, Anna Angales, Elizabeth Berkeley and Sadie Thompson – all older than 100 – at a 1916 Emancipation reunion Washington, D.C.

Photo by Harris & Ewing Collection/Library of Congress (1916)


Chris and the Gramophone

Dog Chris, listening to the gramophone, Antarctica” by Herbert Ponting,  1911


Dog Chris, listening to the gramophone, Antárctica

Photograph taken in January 1911 by Herbert George Ponting, Robert Falcon Scott’s official photographer for the Terra Nova Expedition (1910-1913). Pointing was hired as the expedition official cinematographer and photographer.

Herbert Ponting/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge/Getty Images