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British actor/writer/director/producer Amma Asante’s period drama, titled Belle, about the trials and tribulations of a mixed-race girl, in the 1700s, stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw

A film (Belle) inspired by the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the first black woman to be introduced to high society in Georgian times. Dido Elizabeth Belle was an illegitimate daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay and an African woman known as Belle.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Sarah Gadon in BELLE

"Belle" is a lovely film set in the late century, based on true events. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, left, and Sarah Gadon on set

Spectacles (Eyeglasses); England, United Kingdom, Europe (1740-1770) Materials: Tortoise shell; Silver Techniques:Molded

Spectacles (Eyeglasses); England, United Kingdom, Europe (1740-1770) Materials: Tortoise shell; Silver Techniques:Molded

These antique spectacles have forged iron frames and are more than 200 years old. CalloohCallay via Etsy.

"forged iron frames and are more than 200 years old; I believe they date to the late century (more or less the time of the Revolutionary War), since oval lenses like these were not introduced until later in that century.

Frockcoat, late 18thC. France, wool. Navy blue, collar, cuffs and skirts embroidered with cream silk "point Beauvais" garlands of pearls and flowers, embroidered buttons. Coutau-Bégarie

headless horseman Frockcoat, France, wool navy blue, collar, cuffs and skirts embroidered with silk cream point Beauvais garlands of pearls and flowers;