Black people and Dress, 1920s

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Black people and Dress, 1920s board created by Kristine Maitland . I am a proponent of citing sources when possible - to my mind the photos lose their significance & relevance when there is no context. My thanks to the Toronto Vintage Society, the Toronto Burlesque and Vaudeville Alliance, as well as members of the Society for Creative Anachronism for their assistance. Images displayed here are not owned by the poster and shown here for educational purposes.

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Circa 1920s. Marriages between Chinese men and African American women were common in Texas, in the South and throughout the Caribbean in the late 1800s.

Circa 1920s. Marriages between Chinese men and African American women were common in Texas, in the South and throughout the Caribbean in the late 1800s.

The ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the University of Pennsylvania’s first Black sorority, 1921.

Cool Chicks from History

Suffragettes, war workers, factory girls, socialites who got stuff done, ladies who ruled countries, and women who changed the world, even if it was just a little bit. Click on photos for sources....

When Cape Verdeans Maria Roderiques and Josefino Lopes Cabral were married in 1928 in Nantucket, MA, they had to settle for a rectory wedding. As people of color, they were not allowed to be married in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Isle Church. 24 years later, their daughter Norma married Albert Teixeira. Theirs was the first Cape Verdean wedding allowed in the Cathedral. (Source: Nantucket Historical Association)

Maria Roderiques

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Studio portrait of African American siblings taken by JohnTrlica, a Czech photographer and community leader in Granger, Texas. His studio portraits of African-American, Hispanic and Czech area residents, reflect the diversity of the small Texas town during the 1920s.

Brother & Sisters I (1926)

Jno P. Trlica was a Czech photographer and community leader in Granger, Texas. His studio portraits of African-American, Hispanic and Czech area residents, reflect the diversity of the small Texas town during the 1920s. Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were. Follow Us On Twitter @blackhistoryalb

historicallyblack: “ Tartt family photo, 1928, West Virginia. Photo courtesy of the Tartt Family. “This picture taken in the Spring of 1928 is of my grandmother, Lucy Tartt, grandfather, Simmie Tartt,...

Black History Album .... The Way We Were

historicallyblack: “ Tartt family photo, 1928, West Virginia. Photo courtesy of the Tartt Family. “This picture taken in the Spring of 1928 is of my grandmother, Lucy Tartt, grandfather, Simmie Tartt,...

C1920s Vintage Photo Beautiful Classy Black African American Woman Flashy Purse | eBay

c1920s VINTAGE PHOTO BEAUTIFUL CLASSY BLACK AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN FLASHY PURSE

C1920s Vintage Photo Beautiful Classy Black African American Woman Flashy Purse | eBay

This is a found photograph from an antique shop in Georgia. There’s no identifying information but the donor estimates the image was taken sometime in the 1920s. Submitted by Lisa Henderson (Atlanta, Georgia).

Of Another Fashion

This is a found photograph from an antique shop in Georgia. There's no identifying information but the donor estimates the image was taken sometime in the 1920s. Submitted by Lisa Henderson (Atlanta,...

Front cover of Opportunity: Journal of Negro Life, July 1926  Bennett, Gwendolyn, 1902-1981 (Artist)

Opportunity

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Gwendolyn Bennett (center) with a group of male friends (left to right): Charley Boyd, Hoggie Payne, Jayfus Ward, "The Fat One" Hoffman and "Bon Bon" Simmons, circa 1920s.

Gwendolyn Bennett with a group of friends: Charley Boyd, Hoggie Payne, Jayfus Ward, "The Fat One" Hoffman and "Bon Bon" Simmons

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Vintage Photo African American Black Couple, Bridge, Arms Round Each Other 1920s

Bridal party of Mae Walker, adopted daughter of A'Lelia Walker, consisting of the matron of honor, bridesmaids, and flower girls.

Bridal party of Mae Walker, adopted daughter of A'Lelia Walker, consisting of the matron of honor, bridesmaids, and flower girls

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Ada "Bricktop" Smith (far left) seated with ladies at table. 1920

Ada "Bricktop" Smith (far left) seated at table with other women

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1921 Cabinet Photo CDV Black African American Beautiful Woman Love Story Romance | eBay

1921 Cabinet Photo CDV Black African American BEAUTIFUL WOMAN LOVE STORY ROMANCE

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The Ideal Tea Room at 3344 South Michigan Avenue; Mrs. Mayme Lee Clinkscale, proprietress.  Taitt, John (Author) from Souvenir of Negro progress: Chicago, 1779-1925.  Date Issued: 1925;Place Term: Chicago Publisher: De Saible Assoc.

The Ideal Tea Room at 3344 South Michigan Avenue; Mrs. Mayme Lee Clinkscale, proprietress.

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