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Masai warrior, Tanzania, ca. 1900-1914 :: International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960

Masai warrior, Tanzania, ca. 1900-1914 :: International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960

Portrait of Spanish dancers led by Eugene Plummer and his daughter Francisco(a?), California, [s.d.] :: California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960

Portrait of Spanish dancers led by Eugene Plummer and his daughter Francisco(a?), California, [s.d.] :: California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960

Mexican Hat Dance in front of the Casa de Avila on Olvera Street, Los Angeles, ca.1920 :: California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960

Mexican Hat Dance in front of the Casa de Avila on Olvera Street, Los Angeles, ca.1920 :: California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960

The University of Southern California Digital Library is now providing improved search and discovery tools to help the USC community integrate digital collections more easily into teaching, learning, and research. The collections include early photos of Southern California, early-20th-century Russian satirical journals, and photographs from the archives of the Los Angeles Examiner.

The University of Southern California Digital Library is now providing improved search and discovery tools to help the USC community integrate digital collections more easily into teaching, learning, and research. The collections include early photos of Southern California, early-20th-century Russian satirical journals, and photographs from the archives of the Los Angeles Examiner.

QW-30.021.0009 :: International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960

QW-30.021.0009 :: International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960

Young Havasupai Indian women with a baby basket, ca.1900 :: California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960

Young Havasupai Indian women with a baby basket, ca.1900 :: California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960

Group portrait of picnickers in Hollywood, ca.1897 :: California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960

Group portrait of picnickers in Hollywood, ca.1897 :: California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960

“In the 1860s P. T. Barnum exhibited women as Circassian beauties. They wore a distinctive hair style, which had no precedent in earlier portrayals of Circassians, but was soon copied by other performers, known as “moss haired girls”.    “These were typically presented Turkish sexual slaves who had escaped the harem for freedom in America.    “Their distinctive hairstyle were held in place by the use of beer.”    - Wikipedia

“In the 1860s P. T. Barnum exhibited women as Circassian beauties. They wore a distinctive hair style, which had no precedent in earlier portrayals of Circassians, but was soon copied by other performers, known as “moss haired girls”. “These were typically presented Turkish sexual slaves who had escaped the harem for freedom in America. “Their distinctive hairstyle were held in place by the use of beer.” - Wikipedia

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