Harlem is a large neighborhood in the northern section of the New York City borough of Manhattan. Since the 1920s, Harlem has been known as a major African-American residential, cultural and business center. Originally a Dutch village, formally organized in 1658, it is named after the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands. Harlem's history has been defined by a series of economic boom-and-bust cycles, with significant population shifts accompanying each cycle.
The hat makes the outfit. #vintage #fashion #1920s
irving penn's mark on the fashion world is significant to say the least. this snap is from vogue itlalia in 1965. this photo, like most of penn's work, is minimalist and direct. he was a man of few visual words.
A photo of an Anishinaabe man from the western Great Lakes taken in Washington DC in 1862, with his top hat enhanced with the feathers he might have worn in a traditional headdress. The sash around the coat is also very fashionable. Photo is from the Massachusetts Historical Society,
This day in History: Oct 29, 1929: Stock market crashes
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." The Lido is in Venice, Italy. And you thought you just loved "Thelma and Louise"... :)