Mildred Parsons by Mason Larkins (circa 1920s)

Flapper, 1920s

Wild Orchid Silk and Lace Beaded Gatsby Gala Gown circa 1920s - Dorothea's Closet Vintage

The Original "Pussycat Dolls" | 1920s African-American vaudeville performers (showgirls/chorus line) dressed in very risque (for the time) feline (cat) costumes.

The caption from Corbis on this circa 1920s picture reads "Photo shows Thelma and Bonnie, called the "Graceful Creoles," posing coyly for the photographer at the Lido." - at first I thought this might be the Great Josephine Baker.

Black Voided Velvet Dress with Gold Sash circa 1920s. Front

~Claudette Colbert 1920s~


Paris, 1920s

african americans in 1940's | African American History and Culture / 1940's wedding.

1920s Lingerie Models

circa 1860s. Yes, black women wore hoop skirt dresses as well. The style was not exclusive to southern bells. Lovely.


1920s sweetness

flapper gals

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (1900 - 1948). American novelist and wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, an icon of the 1920's - dubbed by her husband "the first American Flapper."

Marian Anderson, ca 1920s (vintage black glamour)


The great abolitionist Frederick Douglass and his grandson Joseph. Photo: Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

Pioneering educator Nannie Helen Burroughs (1879-1961) sometime in the 1910s. Born in Orange, Virginia, Ms. Burroughs graduated with honors in 1883 from the Colored High School, which would later become M Street School and then Dunbar High School. Best know as the founder of the National Trade and Professional School for Women and Girls, Ms. Burroughs was an early advocate for teaching African American History and students had to pass a course in black history in order to graduate.