Shoes made from the skin of gangster "Big Nose" George Parrot, 1881. The top of Parrot's skull was given to 15-year-old Lilian Heath (later the first female doctor in Wyoming) who used it as an ashtray, and other sheets of his skin were made into a medical bag. The shoes were worn by John Eugene Osborne at his inaugural ball as the first Democratic Governor of the State of Wyoming.
The #Atlanta Life Insurance company was founded on September 21, 1905. The company is the largest #Black-owned stockholder insurance company in America. The company was founded by prominent businessman #Alonzo Herndon. Herndon wanted to provide a solution to the problem that so many Black Americans
Toledo, Ohio, circa 1909. "Summit Street." Our second glimpse along this bustling retail corridor, home to the Taft Dental Parlors, Baltimore Lunch, Kugler's, Stein's and Mockett's. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. Shorpy.