african-american flapper with fur collar coat. in a word, stunning. #blackbeauty

Jazz Age Black Beauty, African American Flapper w/ Fur Shawl Coat by James Van Der Zee, the pre-eminent African-American portrait photographer in New York City during the and

SWAGGER | 1930   Image from the book, A True Likeness: The Black South of Richard Samuel Roberts, 1920-1936. Richard Samuel Roberts, photographer. African American Vernacular Photography.

GQ 1931 Image from the book, A True Likeness: The Black South of Richard Samuel Roberts, Richard Samuel Roberts, photographer. African American Vernacular Photography via Black History Album.

"A Southern Belle" - 1920/30 by Richard Samuel Roberts. More in article at link. He worked in Columbia, South Carolina. Compare to a crop of same shot at  http://pinterest.com/pin/38702878019415240/  - interesting how cropping changes the effect!

Southern Belle, - by Richard Samuel Roberts, from the book, A True Likeness—The Black South of Richard Samuel Roberts: which depicts South Carolina’s African-American life in the and Black History Album, The Way We Were

The creation of the zoot suit can be traced to Harlem in the mid to late 1930s. Initially an African American youth fashion, closely connected to jazz culture, the zoot suit was co-opted by a generation of Mexican American youth. The oversized suit was both an outrageous style and a statement of defiance. Zoot suiters asserted themselves in the face of widespread discrimination. At the dawn of WWII, the suit was condemned by the U.S. government and over time the suit was seen as unpatriotic.

The creation of the zoot suit can be traced to Harlem in the mid to late Initially an African American youth fashion, closely connected to jazz culture, the zoot suit was co-opted by a generation of Mexican American youth.

The “Ebony Venus” and the “Bronze Apollo” - Josephine Baker and the Russian-born French ballet legend, Serge Lifar, on the Lido beach in Venice, 1930s.

Vintage Black Glamour

I love Josephine Baker. Josephine Baker and the legendary Russian ballet dancer Serge Lifar on the beach, probably somewhere in France. Very probably in the early Photo: Hôtel des Ventes, Genève

Josephine Baker, Sepia Dreams | c1920s    Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.

Josephine Baker, Sepia Dreams Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.

Awesome photo...... African American flappers out and about town dressed to the nines in the roaring twenties, Harlem, NYC. African American vernacular photography.

African American flappers out and about town dressed to the nines in the roaring twenties, Harlem, NYC.

linen suits for him :)    Google Image Result for http://www.swingfashionista.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/thebluedevilssaxophonesection1932withlesteryounginthemiddle-390x488.jpg

The Blue Devils Saxophone Section: Lester Young (center) with Theo Ross and Buster Smith in


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