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Mlle LeZetora Colored Lady Athlete Heavy Weight Act circa 1900

Mlle LeZetora Colored Lady Athlete Heavy Weight Act circa 1900


Mlle LeZetora, “Colored Lady Athlete - Heavy Weight Act,” circa 1900. via theSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library

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