Guts and Pearls – The Story of Dickey Chapelle

by Emily Stewart Born Georgette Louise Meyer in Wisconsin on 14th March 1919, Dickey Chapelle was breaking boundaries from an early age. Having graduated from high school as valedictorian, she won a scholarship to study aeronautical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at the age of sixteen, as one of only a handful of … Continue reading Guts and Pearls – The Story of Dickey Chapelle

Representations of Black Service Members in Canada’s Official First World War Photography Collection

by Carla-Jean Stokes  In early 2019, I planned to post a Twitter thread on photographs of Black soldiers in the Canadian official First World War collection. I don’t really remember what I expected to find, but the search was a fairly quick one—I could only find two photographs described as having Black sitters. Months later, … Continue reading Representations of Black Service Members in Canada’s Official First World War Photography Collection