I asked why i post pictures like this and it’s simple….I refuse to allow myself to forget for one second the history of this countries treatment of my People. This is something i had to research for myself since my “History” classes were very brief on the part of AMERICAN History. Never forget that freedom for Blacks did’t happen in 1865
i just learned how they would take souvenirs and practice necrophilia.
ca. 1882-86, [carte de visite portrait of sideshow performer Ella Harper, “The Camel Girl”], Charles Eisenmann
Handwritten on verso:
“Ella Harper Age 13. Born in Hendersonville, Tenn. I am called the Camel Girl because as you see that my knees turn backwards. I can walk the best on my hands & feet as you see me in this picture. I have traveled considerably in the Show business for the last 4 years. And now as this is 1886, I now intend to quit the Show business and go to school and fit my self for some other occupation.”