Black Style in the 1930s

Black Style in the 1930s. I am a proponent of citing sources - the photos lose their significance & relevance when there is no context to my mind. Even an attempt to date the photos using costume history is helpful. My thanks to the Toronto Vintage Society and to my friends in the Toronto Burlesque and Vaudeville Alliance, as well as members of the Society for Creative Anachronism for their assistance. Images displayed here are not owned by the poster and shown here for educational purposes.
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Young gentleman in his Sunday finery glances at a young woman in a ruffled dotted-swiss dress, as she passes him on the street. Mississippi, 1937. | photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Southern Group Young African-American gentleman sporting his Sunday finery glancing at a frilly-frocked girl passing him on the street. Location: MS, US Date taken: 1937 Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt

The Inkwell | Santa Monica, CA 1930s During the early 20th century, a section of the Santa Monica Beach referred to as the “Ink Well” was one of the few areas in California where African Americans were allowed to enjoy beach access in a largely segregated society. READ MORE Photo Credit: Los Angeles Public Library

Santa Monica, CA A section of the Santa Monica Beach referred to as the “Ink Well” was one of the few areas in California where African Americans were allowed to enjoy beach access in a largely segregated society. Read More at Los Angeles Public Library

Sharecropper Lonnie Fair helping his son dress in preparation for Sunday church services - Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Scott, Mississippi,1936.

Sharecropper Lonnie Fair helping his son dress in preparation for Sunday church services - Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Scott, [what utter dignity/love!

unidentified woman, in a studio portrait in the 1930s. from 'The Face of Our Past: Images of Black Women from Colonial America to the Present'  edited by Kathleen Thompson and Hilary Mac Austin

I Like Her Style, This unidentified woman posed for a studio portrait in the 'The Face of Our Past: Images of Black Women from Colonial America to the Present' edited by Kathleen Thompson and Hilary Mac Austin

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1930 aborigine newlyweds in the segregation community of Cherbourg in Queensland, Australia. Native people of 109 different areas of the state of Queensland were relocated to the town of Barambah in.

Photograph of the Links Social Club, Los Angeles, ca. 1938 brown paper bag party central

Links Social Club, 1938 (I have to do some research - are these ladies our Link sisters?

Pyramid Club of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated at Howard University, 1931 Photo credit

Pyramid Club of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated at Howard University, 1931 Photo credit

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