Posts tagged child
Posts tagged child
Baby Bonnet, 1883.
Madamoiselle Brongniart, 1788. By Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun
What a sweet little girl!
Free Women of Color with their Children and Servants in a Landscape
by Agostino Brunias, ca. 1764-1796
The people depicted here are from the Caribbean island of Dominica, which became a British colony in 1763 after spending decades under French rule. Communities of freed and free-born people of African ancestry, who were often, but not always, of mixed race, existed throughout the Caribbean and Latin America from the earliest years of the colonial period. Their relative social status within their respective societies really varied tremendously from one colony to the other. This painting shows the diversity of racial admixture and social positions found in the island’s Black community. However, most Blacks in Dominica where not nearly as prosperous as the subjects of this painting. Slavery was abolished in the island in 1834.
At the Brooklyn Museum.
Awesome! Thanks for the extra info, FYLAH! I actually had this marked to reblog, but I wanted to find some more info on it before I did, so you did the leg work! 18th C love, this is one of my favorite things you have ever posted! A really lovely example of 18th century hats and turbans on both men and women and children, and I love that we are seeing people of color represented in a painting from this period! We don’t see that enough.
“Young African American boy. Cincinnati, Ohio, 1942 or 1943. Photo by John Vachon. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress”
Click through the link to see some incredible images. I pulled off the hat ones, but there are lots more of value if you’re interested in 1940s America.
Leather Pudding Cap, 1775, Vintage Textile.
I think pudding caps are the most charming things! Toddlers would wear these padded caps on their head, too keep their brains from turning into pudding when they took tumbles.
“Powder Monkey on U.S.S. New Hampshire” 1864-1865
How old do you think this kid is?