Time For Study | 1940 A group of African American tenant farmer children studying their lessons by lamplight. Notice the newspapers covering the tattered table cloth, as well as plastered on the wall for insulation (to block drafts). Creek County, Oklahoma, 1940. Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were. Follow Them On Twitter @blackhistoryalb
Alice E. Doherty was born in 1887 with a rare genetic mutation called “hypertrichosis”, or “werewolf syndrome”, which causes excessive body hair. She was billed as “The Minnesota Woolly Baby”. At birth, she was covered all over in two-inch long, silky blonde hair. She began exhibiting as a sideshow “freak” at the age of two, and remained in the business until 1915.