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Cigarette girls in Tallahassee, Florida, 1956. Tallahassee Democrat collection, Florida Photographic Collection, State Library and Archives of Florida

A lovely woman in crocheted summer jacket with a peplum

Alberto Henschel, Foto de negra com turbante, Brazil, ca. 1870. Source Coleção Gilberto Ferrez Acervo Instituto Moreira Salles.

Classic Beauty: Thelma Porter, Miss Subways (New York City) 1948 Thelma was the first woman to integrate a beauty contest in America and became the first African American Miss Subways in April 1948.

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    The subway ad (original or a copy, not sure) is in a train in the Transit Museum!!

Girls w/ Pearls: Elizabeth Kyle-Hardy, 1920 > Attributed name: Browder Studios > Date Created: 1920 > Abstract: This portait photograph is believed to have been taken in knoxville. No other information is available. > Tennessee State Department of Education Eras: The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)

C1930s Vintage Photo Two Beautiful Classy Dressed Black African American Women | eBay

[ A Chorus Line 1920s ] African American Showgirls

[ LIFE AS A FLAPPER | 1920s ] A group of African American flappers posing for the camera, 1920sCourtesy of King Kong Photo

[ The Socialite ] by James Van Der Zee, photographer, 1920s

[ Sisters in Skirts | 1950s ] Donated by the Earl McCann Collection via WaheedPhotoArchive

Jennifer Jackson (Miss March 1965) pictured with her twin sister Janis when they worked as Bunnies at Chicago's Playboy Club... Janis is on the left, Jennifer on the right. Janis never posed nude in the magazine.

"African slave in Brazil" her hair is gorgeous!

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Marsha Hunt, Vogue UK 1971, photo by Barry Lategan

Hubba Hubba! | 1957 Charles Teenie Harris Collection, Carnegie Museum of Art

Donyale Luna (1945 - 1979) was the first notable African American super model and the first black cover girl (Vogue Magazine).