unknown portrait

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

Source: Harvard Library.

Lillian Gish, studio portrait, nd

‘You know, when I first went into the movies Lionel Barrymore played my grandfather. Later he played my father and finally he played my husband. If he had lived I’m sure I would have played his mother. That’s the way it is in Hollywood. The men get younger and the women get older.’- Lillian Gish

Daguerreotype portrait of a woman named Mary Ann Bartlett posing with a stack of books, c. 1850′s.

Source: Library of Congress.