Friday, November 6, 2009

Getty Images of African Americans from the 1960s

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Young female friends in photo booth, portrait - Photographer: Siri Stafford


It didn't occur to me until a few days ago to search Getty Image archives for vintage Black / African-American photos... and I'm glad it finally came to me.

These photos are great. I'm only posting the Creative photos (as opposed to the Editorial photos). Most of them are posed, and I imagine intended for commercial use in advertisements or pictorials, but the styling is perfect.


UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1960s: African-American woman in cap and gown, portrait. - Photographer: H. Armstrong Roberts

Smiling woman posing in studio, (B&W) - Photographer: George Marks


Woman in dress posing in studio, (B&W), portrait - Photographer: George Marks


High angle view of a businesswoman working on a data processing system, 1968


It Works For Us! - Happy couple promoting a patent medicine. - Chaloner Woods


Couple going over house plans and color charts, smiling, portrait. - UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1960s: Couple going over house plans and color charts, smiling, portrait. - H. Armstrong Roberts




UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1960s: Family looking at oven and roast turkey. - H. Armstrong Roberts



African-American student Virginius B. Thornton during a sit-down strike at a lunch counter. - HOWARD SOCHUREK




UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1960s: Family saving money in piggy bank. - H. Armstrong Roberts



UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1960s: Couple sitting on chair, man reading newspaper, woman on perching arm of chair, looking over man's shoulder. - H. Armstrong Roberts



I'll post more from the 1960s and some from the 50s soon!

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4 comments:

  1. The lady in the last picture looks a little surprised. And the first picture!! Gorgeous.
    I was watching a few clips of swing dancing on youtube and there were quite a few with Whitey's Lindy Hoppers in them and I totally thought of your blog.
    -Andi x

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  2. my new favorite site! its so good to see other black people interested in vintage fashion, culture, etc. and to find photos. finding black pin up photos? next to impossible. im bookmarking you right now. stop by when you get a chance!

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  3. The women's haircuts are a disaster, a real mess. But besides that picture are good.

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