“But there weren't any black people back then!” When people of color are erased from images of historical eras, some folks have any number of excuses. These stunning Victorian photos blow those excuses away.
Rescued from the trash: Photo album of fascinating WWII portraits of African-American troops in Europe
Piecing the clues together: Historians hope that viewers may recognize one or more of those pictured and help them in their effort to locate the family or move it to a more geographically appropriate library
The great singer and pianist Hazel Scott with her then husband, New York congressman and minister Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (right) at the opening night of the club Bop City in New York City in April Photo: Martha Holmes/Time Life Pictures.