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Vintage photo inspiration from Discover Black Heritage

African American College Queen Contestants, 1947

African American Woman

Happy Feet | 1902

A Woman And Her Dog, Harlem, 1943

Stumpie and Stello, 1930s

Roaring Twenties: African American Flappers

Young African American Woman

On The Road Again | 1940

While researching a post on lindy hop I came across this amazing archive of photos of African American history – mostly from the 1920s to the 1950s – at Discover Black Heritage. There’s also a related website, Black History Album. This is just a tiny selection, lots of more exciting stuff to discover!

all photos by DiscoverBlack Heritage

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  • Sara Lynn 29 March 2010, 4:18 pm

    I love these posts of yours, you are finding such great stuff!!

  • MissNeira 29 March 2010, 6:05 pm

    The hat in the 2ns photo is soo lovely!

  • Lemondrop Marie 29 March 2010, 8:12 pm

    You found the neatest pics! I love the lady and her dog and the sweet little dress from on the road again.

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  • Missa 30 March 2010, 10:33 pm

    I'm loving your vintage photo posts of late! The second and the last photos here are especially beautiful to me, wow.

    Congrats on your engagement, that's so exciting!

  • Empress 31 March 2010, 2:12 pm

    Engaged congrats! I sometimes wish we could go back to the style inspired bu these times, when appearance was something to take great pride in.