madamefaust submitted to medievalpoc:
I know it’s not 1800s week, but this gentleman is currently on display at the Newport Antiques Show in Newport, RI and I didn’t want to forget about him or his fabulous eyebrows by the time 1800s week happened.
United States, 1850-1857 [x]
Thomas Howland was a resident of Providence, Rhode Island who worked as a stevedore and became the first black elected official in the city when he was elected warden of Providence’s Third Ward. He was denied a passport on the basis that he was a person of “African extraction” and thus “not deemed [a citizen] of the United States” - again, this man was an elected official, in addition to being a citizen with voting rights. In 1857, he and his wife and daughter left Providence for Liberia where his wife became a teacher and Howland worked as a sugar manufacturer.
That is really cool! I’m going to post this (even though it’s actually an American painting), since this painting’s going to be on display this weekend at the Newport Antiques Show, in case anyone wants to go see it in person!
I’m sorry but… Isn’t this another case of an immortal celebrity?
If this had been anyone except The Rock I could have resisted reblogging but….
Can we just please put him in every single silly action film loosely based on historical mythology pls?
P.S. here’s a vase from 5th Century B.C.E. Greece depicting Heracles slaying Busiris:
I’m pretty excited to see Hercules NOT portrayed by a blue-eyed dude. Guys, I just really really love the Rock AND Ian McShane is in the movie (what’s Ancient Greek for “cocksucker”?)
I’ve made two references to rumple minze peppermint schnapps ads in one week. My brain is a garbage dump.
"Authentic. German." is the title of autobiography
"One of the most durable paradoxes of white supremacy - the idea that those who are closest to an experience of oppression are its least credible witnesses."
Walter Johnson, Soul by soul: life inside the antebellum slave market
This is the type of violence—from microaggressions to epistemic violence to emotional/physical violence to enslavement/genocide—that gets justified by asserting that the oppressor is “objective” and “logical” and thereby “credible.” As if there is objectivity in choosing to oppress. As if the emotions of entitlement, indifference, greed or hatred aren’t involved.
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The last time I got a passport photo taken, I had to go to a special photo lab to get it done. Shocked that it takes five minutes now at a CVS and they just take it by a bunch of chips. I also think it looks way better than back then. (at CVS)
I got mine taken at the Social Security office, and they used the “sweaty Russian criminal/anarchist” filter, which I dig. Think the new photo looks good