Hand-colored tintype portrait of three unidentified African American women, c. 1856.

Source: Harvard Library.

I blame my mom who keeps telling me stories about kings and emperors being extra as fuck and making me look up portraits, so have an 1850′s AU that I have no time to delve into. 

I’ll just say it’s about 2 empires at war, you decide what happens.

(/ .-.)\