This post is all about links!
First, I want to link to this great post at AfroDandy about Black / African Pin-up art. I'm a big fan of Bettie Page, but have either neglected to seek out or failed to come across many images of Black pin-up models.
The image below, originally featured on The Pin-Up Blog caught my eye and I couldn't resist posting it here:
The photos are great, but be sure to read Zavi's post!
Within that post, was a link to a blog I'd stumbled upon a few months ago while doing research for b.vikki vintage, but had, until the post at AfroDandy, nearly forgotten all about (I almost imperceptibly linked to it in my post on the movie Reet, Petite, and Gone): Ladies of Harlem!
It's a simple, one page site, but the pictures speak volumes!
I'll be posting more consistently in the coming days: more mens fashions from the 50s and early-mid 1960s, part 2 of Vintage Black Voters and Politicians, and the Vintage Black Brides series will move into 1961.... and if you read this blog, you know that I never EVER stick to a schedule, so there will be plenty of mix-ups and unexpected posts along the way.