SIDNEY POITIER - Born: Sidney Tamiia Poitier, February 20, 1927, Miami, Florida. Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of a dirt farmer. He had little formal education & did menial jobs and slept in a bus terminal toilet in New York to join the American Negro Theatre. He progressed to one of the most respected figures in American cinema. Poitier's talent and integrity did much to break down racial barriers & in 1974, he was awarded Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire .
These photos, found by Retronaut, are from IMDB's page on a movie called The Big Trail. Filmed in 1930, it was John Wayne's first headlining role. He played a fur trapper bent on revenge for the murder of his partner and falls in love with a young Ruth (Marguerite Churchill) along the route to Oregon to catch the killers.