~Kicha~'s photos with the A Place For Portraits

Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins
When he was playing nothing could get in his way. Once, at an outdoor concert at Saugerties, New York, in the summer of 1985, after playing for nearly fifteen minutes and wanting "to get closer to the people," he jumped off the high stage and shattered h…
Added on January 29, 2008

Little Cakewalkers

Little Cakewalkers
Siblings Rudy and Fredy Walker performing the Cakewalk in France.
'A History of African American Theatre' by Errol G Hill and James V Hatch

Cakewalk
The Cakewalk became a popular stage act for expert dancers as well as a craze in fashionable ballrooms at…
Added on March 20, 2009

Judy Pace

Judy Pace
She's been featured in many minor tv roles. However, one of her biggest roles was that of Linda Sayers in the 1971 tearjerker 'Brian's Song.' A major motion picture based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and…
Added on January  9, 2008

I Like Her Style

I Like Her Style
This unidentified woman posed for a studio portrait in the 1930s.

'The Face of Our Past: Images of Black Women from Colonial America to the Present'
edited by Kathleen Thompson and Hilary Mac Austin
Added on May  2, 2009

Mildred Parsons Mason Larkins

Mildred Parsons Mason Larkins
Richard Aloysius Twine, Photographer
Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers 1840 to the Present; by Deborah Willis
Added on January 13, 2008

Young Girl Dressed in White

Young Girl Dressed in White
Name unknown.
Saga of the Black Child; by Rosetta Lucas Quisenberry
Added on January  3, 2008

Dr. Mary Waring

Dr. Mary Waring
She was a practicing physician in Windsor, Canada in the 19th Century.

'Blacks in Canada'
Alvin McCurdy Collection
Added on February  5, 2008

Handsome Kinda Fella

Handsome Kinda Fella
One of those lost family treasures -- name unknown.
Added on February 17, 2008

Vintage Postcard of Josephine

Vintage Postcard of Josephine
Added on February 15, 2009

"Drummer" Jackson

"Drummer" Jackson
A child ---- former slave who served with Northern troops during the Civil War.
Added on January  9, 2008