PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG AND HANDSOME AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN IN INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

This cabinet card portrait features a young African American man. He is well dressed in a three piece suit and wearing a pocket watch. His hat appears to be strategically tipped, and indeed, he does look quite debonaire. This photograph is especially nice because it offers a full portrait of this handsome gentleman. It is difficult to find cabinet card photographs of African Americans that are in excellent condition. Many African Americans did not have the means to have their images taken and did not have easy access to photographer’s studios. This photograph was taken at a studio belonging to James H. Clark. The studio was located in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is listed as a photographer in Indianapolis directories from 1889 through 1900.

 

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Published in: on May 17, 2018 at 10:55 am  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN

A young African American man is featured in this vintage real photo postcard. He is well dressed and has a pleasant smile. The photographer and the location of the studio is unidentified. The name “Raymond Clifford” is written on the reverse of the postcard. It is likely the name of the young man in the photograph. The postcard has an “Artura” stamp box indicating that the photograph was taken sometime between 1910 and 1924.

AFRICAN AMERICAN LITTLE GIRL BASKING IN THE SUNLIGHT

This snapshot features an African American little girl asking in the sunlight. She has a lovely smile. The child is wearing a sailor outfit and has a bow in her hair. She is standing on a cement sidewalk in front of a large building. Note her shadow, which appears on the column behind her. Judging by the architecture, this photo was likely taken in a city or a large town.  The photograph measures about 4 1/4″ x 2 1/2″.

Published in: on April 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PHOTOGRAPH OF THE FINALISTS OF THE MISS BLACK OHIO BEAUTY PAGEANT (1976)

This vintage photograph features a portrait of the finalists of the Miss Black Ohio Beauty Pageant of 1976. The contest was hosted by the Bel-Aire Civic Club. All six of the African American women in this photograph are quite pretty but there could only be one winner and you can identify her by the crown on her head. This 8″ x 10″ image is likely a press photo.

PORTRAIT OF TWO AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN

This vintage real photo postcard captures two African American women sitting on the ground having their portrait taken. Both ladies are wearing flowers on their dresses and one is wearing a watch. The women have a closed umbrella lying next to them, suggesting they wanted to be prepared for threatening rain or intense sun. In the background, one can see a parked buggy. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of this postcard reveals that the photo was taken sometime between 1904 and 1918. This is a fabulous African American/African American History topical photo postcard and such images, in good condition, are relatively rare.

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PORTRAIT OF A LOVELY AFRICAN AMERICAN COUPLE POSING ON THEIR FRONT PORCH

This vintage real photo postcard features a lovely African American couple posing on the porch of their house. Both the man and woman are well dressed and displaying a serious expression. An inscription on the reverse of the postcard indicates that the couple are “Mr. and Mrs. Johnson”. The “AZO” stamp box reveals that this photo was photographed sometime between 1904 and 1918. Finding vintage real photo postcard portraits of African Americans is an uncommon experience.

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PORTRAIT OF THREE AFRICAN AMERICAN BROTHERS (1908-1924)

This vintage real photo postcard features three African American brothers posing for a studio portrait. The children are adorable. All three children are displaying a serious expression. The stamp box on the reverse of the postcard lists “Artura” as the producer of the postcard paper. “Artura”paper was utilized by postcard publishers between 1908 and 1924.

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PORTRAIT OF TWO WELL DRESSED AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN (VINTAGE REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

This vintage real photo postcard features two well dressed African American men posing for their portrait at an unknown photography studio. The men look quite fashionable. The shorter man is wearing a single breasted jacket and fedora while the taller gentleman is wearing a bowler hat and double breasted suit.The postcard has an “AZO” stamp box indicating it was produced sometime between 1904 and 1918.

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POTRAIT OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY STANDING IN FRONT OF THEIR HOUSE IN THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

 

 

This vintage photograph offers a glimpse into Texas history and African American history in the Lone Star state. The image features an African American family posing for the camera while standing in front of their house. I found this photograph in Fredericksburg, Texas. The town is located in the Texas hill country and is very close to Johnson City, Texas, the boyhood home of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson. A tour of the area reveals similar houses still standing today. This photograph was very likely taken in that locale. The family seen in this image is composed of a father and mother, and their two sons. All four family members are dressed in their sunday best clothing and wearing hats. The family’s dog is included in the picture and even their cat makes a cameo appearance as it walks away from the front porch. This is truly an interesting and historic photograph.

AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN WITH SOULFUL EYES

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This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty African American woman with soulful eyes and a slight smile. This young lady’s eyes are chock full of emotion. She is wearing a beautiful dress and a long necklace. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of this card, indicates that this studio postcard was produced sometime between 1910 and 1930.

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