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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« 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

J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, Nigeria, 1960s

J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, Nigeria, 1960s

St. Josephine Margaret Bakhita Sundan/Italy date unknown

St. Josephine Margaret Bakhita Sundan/Italy date unknown

(Source: christbearers.wordpress.com)

Interview at the Basseterre Health Centre St. Kitts. 1950-59

Interview at the Basseterre Health Centre St. Kitts. 1950-59

Tipo di bellezza femminile abissina
c.1908?

Tipo di bellezza femminile abissina

c.1908?

Windward Islands. ‘Agriculture. Washing limes before they are milled at the L. Rose and Company factory, Bath Estate, Roseau, Dominica’
1961 Apr

Windward Islands. ‘Agriculture. Washing limes before they are milled at the L. Rose and Company factory, Bath Estate, Roseau, Dominica’

1961 Apr