Unknown photographer: Maid De'ah (daughter of a slave) c.1900 (USA). My apologies that my posting has been a little sparse this week. I've been recharging and refocusing post-vacation and working on a couple other projects I will link to soon. In the meantime I give you this photograph that (intentionally or not) effectively defines race and class differences at the turn of the last century in one evocative image. And as my daytime stroll through New York's Upper East Side last week yielded many an encounter with a woman of color wheeling a white youngster in a fancy stroller, I dare say some things are very slow to change indeed.