Vintage Black Beauties

Vintage Black Beauties

An archive remixing research project celebrating the beauty of women of the black diaspora in vintage style because I love discovering old pictures that are new to me (and I wanted a place to save them). People don't have to be glamorous or famous to be beautiful.

Photos found on the net. Links provided. Not owned by me.

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Nègres, est-africain [femme portant plusieurs colliers] : [photographie de presse] / [Agence Rol]

Nègres, est-africain [femme portant plusieurs colliers] : [photographie de presse] / [Agence Rol]

Martinique. Négresse (1899)

Martinique. Négresse (1899)

Discovered … Member of the African Choir, London Stereoscopic Company, 1891. Photograph: Courtesy of © Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Discovered … Member of the African Choir, London Stereoscopic Company, 1891. Photograph: Courtesy of © Hulton Archive/Getty Images

(Source: static.guim.co.uk)

Negro woman dipping snuff while watching them make sorghum syrup at Cane Mill, on Wes Chris’ property near Carr, Orange County, North Carolina. See general notes on subregion, September 28, 1939

Negro woman dipping snuff while watching them make sorghum syrup at Cane Mill, on Wes Chris’ property near Carr, Orange County, North Carolina. See general notes on subregion, September 28, 1939

Skimming the boiling cane juice to make sorghum syrup at cane mill near Carr, Orange County, North Carolina Photographer Marion Post Wolcott Created September 1939 Location Carr, Orange, North Carolina

Skimming the boiling cane juice to make sorghum syrup at cane mill near Carr, Orange County, North Carolina Photographer Marion Post Wolcott Created September 1939 Location Carr, Orange, North Carolina

« Femme galla » Vers 1888

« Femme galla » Vers 1888

(Source: expositions.bnf.fr)

Gerty, Marie, Bernadette ARCHIMÈDE (1909 - 1980)
10/11/1946 - 04/07/1951 : Guadeloupe - Communiste

Gerty, Marie, Bernadette ARCHIMÈDE (1909 - 1980)

10/11/1946 - 04/07/1951 : Guadeloupe - Communiste

(Source: assemblee-nationale.fr)

Original, early to mid-1890s era cabinet photo of conjoined twins Millie and Christine McCoy. Most likely while they were on tour in California, this image was taken by photographer Michael A. Wesner of Los Angeles.

Original, early to mid-1890s era cabinet photo of conjoined twins Millie and Christine McCoy. Most likely while they were on tour in California, this image was taken by photographer Michael A. Wesner of Los Angeles.

jadedid:

classicblkbeauties:

The striking beauty featured is thought to be Selika Lazevski, an écuyère (horsewoman) who performed high level dressage. The écuyères rode side saddle in circuses and hippodromes, and were widely respected for their skills as horsewomen. 


http://subdomnei.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/vintage-beauty.html

jadedid:

classicblkbeauties:

The striking beauty featured is thought to be Selika Lazevski, an écuyère (horsewoman) who performed high level dressage. The écuyères rode side saddle in circuses and hippodromes, and were widely respected for their skills as horsewomen.

http://subdomnei.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/vintage-beauty.html

Ms. Holmes and Flossy

Ms. Holmes and Flossy