Tanned Skin

Some articles on skin, tanned skin:

Sun Tanning - Cultural History
... See also Human skin color#Social status and racism Throughout history, tanning has gone in and out of fashion ... In Western countries before about the 1920s, tanned skin was associated with the lower classes, because they worked outdoors and were exposed to the sun ... Women even went as far as to put lead-based cosmetics on their skin to artificially whiten their skin tone ...
Human Skin Color - Social Status and Racism
... According to classical scholar Frank Snowden, skin color did not determine social status in ancient Egypt, Greece or Rome ... as more significant in a person's status than was their skin color ... The preferred skin tone varies by culture and has varied over time ...

Famous quotes related to tanned skin:

    A tanned skin is something more than respectable, and perhaps olive is a fitter color than white for a man,—a denizen of the woods. ‘The pale white man!’ I do not wonder that the African pitied him.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)