This particular picture is pretty awesome. The woman in the photo is Flora Stewart, and lore is she was a house slave in New England during the American Revolution. She died in 1868.
There’s some more information on her at Nutfield Geneaology. It seems that her age is often disputed, and town records have been the subject of questioning in regards to her date of birth.
Regardless of if her age at death was 120 years old or whatever, it’s still amazing to think that this woman possibly saw two world changing wars. She saw herself freed and surely witnessed the beginnings of the abolition of slavery. She also lived a huge range of fashions and styles. It’s mind boggling to think someone can live so long.
Anywho, I thought this was a really cool picture and thought I’d share. Have a great weekend!