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MINNIE ME | 1907 Minnie Brown, Daniel Cowin Collection. Black History Album: The Way We Were. African American Vintage Photography from the end of slavery in the 1860′s to the Black Power Movement of the 1960s and beyond. Pinterest | Tumblr | Twitter...

Madame Vice President: Minnie Brown (taken at White Studios, NY, “She was an actress and singer, and a member of the Williams Walker Vaudevillian troupe. In 1920 she served as vice president for the National Association of Negro Musicians.

People have been circulating a mislabeled photo that claims to be Esther Jones, whose singing style inspired the popular animated character Betty Boop. Despite the connection, this doesn't make Bet...

The real Betty Boop was a black actress/singer named Esther Jones. Her stage name was "Baby Esther." A white woman named Helen Kane saw her act, stole the look, baby voice routine and called herself "Betty Boop." Shared by Where YoUth Rise

Southern Belle |1920s  Richard Samuel Roberts, photographer  From the book, A True Likeness—The Black South of Richard Samuel Roberts: 1920-1936, which depicts South Carolina’s African-American life in the 1920’s and 1930’s, especially the rise of the economically secure middle class.

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

Four African American children, probably three girls and one boy, pose in a living room next to a piano in white dresses. c1910

Four African American children, probably three girls and one boy, pose in a living room next to a piano in white dresses. Want to know more about Black History ?

With the perfect hourglass figure, backless dresses and silver tinted hair, jazz singer Joyce Bryant became known as  “The Bronze Blonde Bombshell.”

Iwant to take vocal lessons in the style of jazz and blues.With the perfect hourglass figure, backless dresses and silver tinted hair, jazz singer Joyce Bryant became known as “The Bronze Blonde Bombshell.

1950's: Easter Style

If you are looking to get a gift for the Black Southern Belle baby in your life here are 20 Vintage Southern Baby images to inspire you!

A mother hides her face in shame, c.1948, Chicago.  Forced with eviction and penniless, the parents have literally put their children up for sale. This was not a joke…What’s interesting is that the accompanying article did not pass judgement and there are no calls for whisking the children away to protective services. I'm wondering what ended up happening to these children?

This is political because it shows how desperate the government left people. A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

Mother and child, circa 1890s.  How often do you see photos like this of well-off black family before the turn of the century? And dark-skinned too!

Nov 1894 - Mother and child, circa How often do you see photos like this of well-off black family before the turn of the century? And dark-skinned too! Jamaica let us NEVER forget.

Saidie Sellyna - 1920's - Singer and actress in Russia - @~ Watsonette

vintageblackglamour: “Saidie Sellyna, an actress, singer and dancer in a publicity photo, circa 1911 by an Unidentified photographer. Photo: The Sullivan Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum.

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19 Kisses Captured At The Perfect Moment: Marlene Dietrich kisses a GI as he arrives home from World War II in this is just a heart warming beautiful photo.

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Unidentified couple, ca. Hoole Special Collections Library at The University of Alabama. See online genealogical resource, AfriGeneas to search for African-American family history.

Francis Evett - actress of the 1900's

Francine Everett, African-American actress and singer best known for performances in race films, independently produced motion pictures with all-black casts created exclusively for distribution to cinemas that catered to African American audiences.

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