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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waheedpix:

Sophisticated Ladies
1920’s
[Donated by the Earl McCann Collection]
©WaheedPhotoArchive, 2011

waheedpix:

Sophisticated Ladies

1920’s

[Donated by the Earl McCann Collection]

©WaheedPhotoArchive, 2011

 ”Bororo-Frau.”
"Bororo woman."
Cameroon, 1933/1946

 ”Bororo-Frau.”

"Bororo woman."

Cameroon, 1933/1946

"Augenbrauen und Liderhaare werden ausgerissen"
"A woman having her eyebrows and the hairs on her eyelids pulled out."
Cameroon, 1931/1940

"Augenbrauen und Liderhaare werden ausgerissen"

"A woman having her eyebrows and the hairs on her eyelids pulled out."

Cameroon, 1931/1940

fyeahafrica:

Européen charmé par une Kinoise (European man charmed by a Kinshasan woman) , ca. 1965 by Jean Depara 

fyeahafrica:

Européen charmé par une Kinoise (European man charmed by a Kinshasan woman) , ca. 1965 by Jean Depara 


fyeahafrica:

Photograph of a loving couple by Jean Depara, circa 1960s in Kinshasa, Congo

fyeahafrica:

Photograph of a loving couple by Jean Depara, circa 1960s in Kinshasa, Congo

"Frau von Nzi Tonkuo, Schwiegersohn des Königs."
"A wife of Nzi Tonkuo, a son-in-law of the King."
Cameroon, 1911/1915

"Frau von Nzi Tonkuo, Schwiegersohn des Königs."

"A wife of Nzi Tonkuo, a son-in-law of the King."

Cameroon, 1911/1915

Ghana, circa 1888/1895

Ghana, circa 1888/1895

"Wangara woman (a muslim) in Sampa near Nwereme with typical hair decorations and remarkable hair-style."
Gold Coast, 1928/1936

"Wangara woman (a muslim) in Sampa near Nwereme with typical hair decorations and remarkable hair-style."

Gold Coast, 1928/1936

Abyssinie Imperatrice Taitou Taitu, Empress of Ethiopia
ca. 1900-1919

Abyssinie Imperatrice Taitou
Taitu, Empress of Ethiopia

ca. 1900-1919

Five women wearing aprons at refreshments table
c. 1947

Five women wearing aprons at refreshments table

c. 1947