Black people and Dress, 1930s

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Black Style in the 1930s. I am a proponent of citing sources - the photos need context to my mind. Even an attempt to date the photos using costume history is helpful. My thanks to the Toronto Vintage Society and to my friends in 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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1930s.

Old family portrait

© AK Foto/Joe Devlin 2009 - All Rights Reserved I've been going thru an old box of photographs that belonged to my mother-in-law and found this incrediable old family portrait. Unfortunately - there's no info about the sitters at all.... gutted as this is such a beautiful old family portrait.

Young gentleman in his Sunday finery glances at a young woman in a ruffled dotted-swiss dress, as she passes him on the street. Mississippi, 1937. | photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Days Gone By

A young African-American gentleman sporting his Sunday finery glancing at a girl passing him on the street. Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Mississippi, USA, 1937.

Sharecropper Lonnie Fair helping his son dress in preparation for Sunday church services - Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Scott, Mississippi,1936.

Sharecropper Lonnie Fair helping his son dress in preparation for Sunday church services - Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Scott, Mississippi,1936.

Walker Evans American, 1903 – 1975 Woman in a Courtyard 1933 via artblart.wordpress.com

Eugene Atget – Art Blart

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LIL’ GIRL, BIG CAR | 1930s Source: Old Photographs of African Americans Unknownn Faces (OPOAA), submitted by Constance Couch. The Way We Were, Vintage African American Vernacular Photography by Black History Album (blackhistoryalbum.com)

Black History Album .... The Way We Were

LIL’ GIRL, BIG CAR | 1930s Source: Old Photographs of African Americans Unknownn Faces (OPOAA), submitted by Constance Couch. The Way We Were, Vintage African American Vernacular Photography by Black...

+~+~ Vintage Photograph ~+~+  Young African American Mother and baby.  1934 ~ Dorothea Lange.

Life in Photographs by Dorothea Lange from the 1920s to the 1950s

Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895 – October 11, 1965) was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist,best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Lange's photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography. Dorothea Lange in 1936

Photograph of the Links Social Club, Los Angeles, ca. 1938 brown paper bag party central

More African American Rare and Incredible Pics - Page 3 of 4 - Black Economic Development.com

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Ladies’ Day [Howard Family Album, 1930’s]  via Waheed Photo Archive

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Ladies’ Day [Howard Family Album, 1930’s] ©WaheedPhotoArchive, 2011

Stopping In, 1936. Photo by James Van Der Zee.

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Pyramid Club of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated at Howard University, 1931 Photo credit

Pyramid Club of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated at Howard University, 1931 Photo credit

Alpha Chapter members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at the steps of the Andrew Carnegie Building at Howard University, 1930.

Alpha Chapter members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at the steps of the Andrew Carnegie Building at Howard University, 1930.