Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Vintage African-American / Black photos from the 1950s & 1960s

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More photos from SquareAmerica.com ... In the last Square America post, I included pictures from the 1920s - 1940s. The pictures in this post are from the 1950s and 1960s, more in line with the theme of b.vikki vintage (although the last batch of photos were amazing, as well).

Enjoy!





I would LOVE to know what was going on in the picture above!
















The only thing about Square America I don't like is that there are rarely captions included - and if there are, they're not very detailed or legible (they'll be transcribed from the margins or backs of decades old pictures). Of course, this is no fault of the people at SquareAmerica.com - it's the nature of found photography. But still, I wish I new more about the people and scenes depicted. Then again, with no captions, I can just make up my own stories about these people, their lives then and now...

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10 comments:

  1. Yeah I like imagining my own story for found photos. Your blog is spectacular. Thank you!

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  2. I like making up my own stories, too. These are great. I love square America. I wish there was a site like that for Australia.
    -Andi x

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  3. I love your page it almost made me cry. I was born in the 60's but this brought back so many memories!

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  4. Those were great times... I don't really have to much words to express how I feel now.

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  5. You have a Wonderful site. Every time I google for vintage African American, your site is listed. Keep up the GREAT work!!

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  6. Wow, this is a great site and I wish we could all go back in time. Maybe one day time travel will be possible.

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  7. Oh my goodness i wish i was a young men these days.I like vintage stuff.The movies the music the cars.The way the women use to dress respectfully.One thing i am happy about is despite all the racism they have to deal with back they always happy.

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  8. Your site is wonderful, from the vintage wallpaper design to the retro pictures of various walks of African American life, it's excellent. Thank you for sharing your work.

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  9. Wow, it amazing how much more feminine/attractive BW looked back in the day.

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