Black people and Dress, Belle Epoque, 1890-1914

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This board displays images of Blacks in the Belle Epoque, circa 1890 -1914. I am a strong proponent of citing sources - the photographs lose their significance and relevance when there is no 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.

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"The Haymakers". July 22, 1910. african american women

The six young women in this posed portrait are identified as "The Haymakers" | Picture This

This group of Black girls posed for their portrait in Sacramento in 1910. At that time, middle-class Black women who were supported by their husbands and did not have to work were generally very socially and politically active, whether fighting for Blacks' civil rights or organizing to keep the Black community together. Employment opportunities for Black women in 1910 were

Two black cowboys, 1913.

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“Two Black cowboys c 1913”

The Hat Lady | 1890s— Full length portrait of an African American woman with her pet dog.

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The Hat Lady | 1890s — Full length portrait of an African American woman with her pet dog.

Love this 1910 photo of very fashionable ladies. Wish it was in color.  From museumca.org via Pinterest

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Love this 1910 photo of very fashionable ladies. Wish it was in color. From museumca.org via Pinterest

Handsome African -American couple, 1910

Handsome African -American couple, 1910

Studio portrait of Mrs. Fannie Hendricks in formal dress. Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Charles Van Schaick, photographer ca. 1893.

Portrait of Mrs. Hendricks

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Portrait of Malissa Hardin, 1910. Joseph C. Pennell Collection, University of Kansas.

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MS. HARDIN | THE BLACK VICTORIANS | 1910 Portrait of Malissa Hardin, 1910. Joseph C. Pennell Collection, University of Kansas.

Handsome Portrait...1890

Handsome Portrait...1890

Black Woman with a Bicycle - Shellir Island, New Jersey, 1901 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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Black Woman with a Bicycle - Shellir Island, New Jersey, 1901

I have three small 2 ½ by 4 ¼ inch snapshots that I believe are by the same photographer as the two #2 Kodak cyanotypes of a child in a lake. The handwritten labels on the back of the photographs are the same. It seems that the photographer got or had a second camera. The Kodak #2s are dated 1899 and the three rectangular prints are dated 1901. I am posting the three photographs in the same format. Two of them are labeled "Shellir Island" and one is labeled "Carrie Cook". It took some…

After Sunday School Class :: Fisk University, 1910 [Fisk University Album] ©WaheedPhotoArchive, 2011

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After Sunday School Class Fisk University, 1910 [Fisk University Album] ©WaheedPhotoArchive, 2011

After Sunday School Class :: Fisk University, 1910 [Fisk University Album] ©WaheedPhotoArchive, 2011

Waheed Photo Archive

After Sunday School Class Fisk University, 1910 [Fisk University Album] ©WaheedPhotoArchive, 2011

Hugh Mangum, a gregarious white itinerant photographer, rode the trains to the small towns of North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia from 1909-1912. This un-named young woman is the subject of four "penny portraits" in his lighthearted style.

The Photographed Woman - 1909 in Virginia USA

Rare photograph portraits from Rural America in 1909-1912 Hundreds of female portraits made by an itinerant photographer named Hugh Mangum, who rode the trains to the small towns of North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia

Unidentified young African American woman with diploma. (1910) Missouri History Museum

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Three young women, c. 1910s.

Rare African American Photographs from the Ken Ogden Holdings Added to Dr. Burns’ Collection

We are happy to announce the acquisition of unique images from the Ken Ogden Collection which was sold at auction in August. The Burns Collection emphasizes the black middle and working classes who despite living in a hostile atmosphere created a parallel universe of honor, dignity and community that has continually distinguished itself. The images added to the collection portray the achievement of blacks living the American dream. Proud people showing the world how they wished to be seen…

M. E. Wilson of St. Ives, c. 1890s.

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Photographed by A. Hendrey of St. Ives, Ramsey and Godmanchester.

Portraits of African Americans from the Alvan S. Harper Collection (1884-1910)

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Portraits of African Americans from the Alvan S. Harper Collection (1884-1910) Source: State Library and Archives of Florida Photographic Collection. Copyright: No Known Copyright Restrictions (?) For more on African American experience and achievements in the U.S. and elsewhere visit Discover Black Heritage , a travel guide to black history and culture.