The men pictured here are wearing zoot-suits which were traditionally associated with urban jazz culture. These men were urban minorities and/or juvenile delinquents whose choice of dress communicated information about their background and ethnicity. Many young zoot-suit wearers brought their post-war political frustrations to the media's attention during the zoot-suit riots of 1943.
This is an example of an Inuit dance orchestra, used in many more modern celebrations.
An albumen print portrait of a Yaqui man from the state of Sonora in northern Mexico. The Yaqui or Yoeme are an Indian tribe who originally lived in the valley of the Río Yaqui. An inked inscription in the lower margin reads: 'A Yackie Indian (Province) It dates from around 1870.
First African-American National Park Superintendent In the summer of 1903, Captain Charles Young became the first African-American national park Superintendent when he and his troops were tasked to manage and maintain Sequoia National Park in northern California. Learn more about Charles Young's short, but profound, tenure as a national park Superintendent by visiting the Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park website.