PORTRAIT OF A LOVELY AFRICAN AMERICAN SITTING BY A WINDOW

This vintage real photo postcard features a lovely African American young woman sitting on a window sill. The window is open. Note the lace covered pillow by her side. This is a studio photo. The name of the studio is embossed on the bottom right hand corned of the card. It is difficult to decipher but I believe the studio was located somewhere in Ohio. The AZO stamp box on this card indicates that it was published sometime between 1904 and 1918. (SOLD)

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CUTE AFRICAN AMERICAN LITTLE GIRL : IDENTIFIED AS LEOLA : VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH

This vintage photograph features a portrait of a cute African American young girl. The child has braided hair with ribbons at the end of her braids. She is attentive to the photographer and appears to be showing a half smile. This vintage photo measures 2 x 3 inches.  (SOLD)

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ADORABLE AFRICAN AMERICAN LITTLE GIRL : PORTRAIT : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable African American little girl standing on a chair. The card is a miniature postcard (5 x 3.25 inches). (SOLD)

AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN : YOUNG AND WELL DRESSED : CARTE de VISITE

This carte de visite photograph features a young Afridan American man. He is well dressed in his three piece suit and bowtie. This cdv photo was taken by Louis Nagel. He operated a studio in Hoboken, New Jersey. At some point in his career he partnered in a photo studio named “Nagel & Fritz”. Nagel worked as a photographer from at least 1869 through 1887. (SOLD)

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The Complete Life of Lena Horne, Pocket Magazine, 1955, Celebrity Scrapbook

Front Cover
Back Cover

This Pocket Magazine is entitled “The Complete Life of Lena Horne” (Celebrity Scrapbook). Lena Horne (1917-2010) was a very talented African American dancer, actress, and singer. She was also a civil rights activist. The 66 page magazine was published by Pocket Magazines in 1955. The publication is chock full of Black/lWhite photographs. The magazine measures 4″ x 6″. SOLD

Inside Scrapbook
Table of Contents
Interior Back Cover Stains
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AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRL WEARING A CAKE HAT : VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH

This vintage photograph features a well dressed African American young girl. She appears to be in her teenage years. Note her hat. It looks like there is a birthday cake on top of the rim of the hat; yet it is a pretty hat. This photograph measures about 3 1/8 x 4″. (SOLD)

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PRETTY AFRICAN AMERICAN TEENAGE GIRL : VINTAGE RPPC : NOKO : 1907 – 1929

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty African American girl. She appears to be in her teenage years. Her pursed lips are hiding a smile. This postcard has a Noko stamp box indicating that it dates back to sometime between 1907 and 1929. SOLD

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AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN STANDING IN A GARDEN IN FRONT OF A STONE HOUSE : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features an African American woman standing in a garden. She is standing in front of a stone house. The woman is holding a cylindical object in her hands. Perhaps it is a diploma or a rolled up magazine or newspaper. This vintage postcard is likely one-of-a-kind and is in very good condition (see scans). SOLD

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AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN : STUDIO PORTRAIT : FOUND IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

This vintage photograph features a nicely dressed African American man posing for his portrait at an unidentified photography studio. I found this photograph in San Antonio, Texas. The photograph measures about 3″ x 4 1/8″. SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN : HAT DECORATED WITH DEAD BIRD

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young African American woman with a wonderful smile. She is well dressed. She has a fur stole over her shoulder. The buttons on her blouse are unusual. They are large and square. Note the woman’s hat. It is decorated with a dead bird with pretty feathers. Hats adorned with deceased birds were not an unusual fashion statement during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. That was a time when whole birds were considered desirable decorations on lady hats. This was to the detriment of many bird species that were nearly wiped out by hunters looking to make a quick buck from the millinery industry. This photo postcard was published by EKC sometime between 1930 and 1950. (SOLD)