Saturday, November 7, 2009

Johnson C. Smith University photos from the 1940s, 1950s & 1960s Part 1

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Miss JCSU and court in homecoming parade

I've recently made a b.vikki vintage Flickr account and through it have found so many great online vintage retailers and vintage photo and ad archivists, collectors, and lovers. Among my discoveries was the
JSCU Archives flickr account.

JSCU - from wikipedia:

Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) is a private, co-ed, four-year liberal arts institution of higher learning located in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina. It is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. JCSU is also a historically black college. JCSU offers an assortment of academic programs, aimed at ensuring that its graduates are prepared for success in the workforce. JCSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), and Council on Social Work Accreditation (CSWE). The school awards Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Social Work degrees to its graduates.

The photos uploaded by the university to Flickr are great!

Homecoming Queen and attendants

Clementine Riggsbee, 1953-1954

1959-1960 Homecoming Queen, Ann Wallace Collier

Homecoming Queen and court

JCSU student in the rain

Two JCSU students studying at a table

I love Love LOVE the furniture in this shot!

JCSU students studying in the library

Aqua Bulls at a swim meet

Iris Peebles, Homecoming Queen, 1949-1950

Ladies relaxing in one of the dorms

Golden Bulls cheerleaders

Golden Bulls cheerleaders

Golden Bulls cheerleaders

Miss JCSU and court at halftime

At a Homecoming game in the 1940s.

1961-1962 Homecoming Queen, Shirley Vaughn

1951-1952 Homecoming Queen, Yvonne Marshall

1959-1960 Homecoming Queen, Annie Neal Wallace

1957-1958 Homecoming Queen, Doris Henderson

Homecoming Queen Saundra Medford

Homecoming Queen, Vivian Freeman

There are A LOT of these photos, so I'll be splitting them into two posts.

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  1. Look at all those gorgeous homecoming dresses!
    -Andi x

  2. I love these pictures, keep them coming.

  3. Lovely photos and so many gorgeous clothes!!!

  4. Amazing photos, it is like looking at the past with a time machine, the cloth and the locations are awesome.