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Amazing what wonders surface on the internet. Recently we came across these incredible images of women of color from the Victorian era (mainly from 1860 to 1901) on Downtown LA life. Not much is kn…

Amazing what wonders surface on the internet. Recently we came across these incredible images of women of color from the Victorian era (mainly from 1860 to 1901) on Downtown LA life. Not much is kn…

Antique Pretty African American Women Photo Old Black History Americana. https://blackhistoryphotos.com/collections/vintage-1940-present-photos-african-american

Antique Pretty African American Women Photo Old Black History Americana

Antique Pretty African American Women Photo Old Black History Americana. https://blackhistoryphotos.com/collections/vintage-1940-present-photos-african-american

Name unknown. Hugh Mangum Photographs Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University (circa 1900s)  20th Century Portraits | Black Vintage

20th Century Portraits

Name unknown. Hugh Mangum Photographs Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University (circa 1900s) 20th Century Portraits | Black Vintage

Postcards from 1900-1910 by the photographer F.W.H Arkhurst. His studio photographs capture the then-fashionable style of  women’s dress along the African coast from the Niger Delta to the Ivory Coast as families grew prosperous from trading opportunities in the expanding colonial economies. Hair was swept high and adorned with gold jewellery or wrapped in cloth, tailored dress was of imported cotton prints, often with a shawl or wrap of locally woven fabrics.

Postcards from 1900-1910 by the photographer F.W.H Arkhurst. His studio photographs capture the then-fashionable style of women’s dress along the African coast from the Niger Delta to the Ivory Coast as families grew prosperous from trading opportunities in the expanding colonial economies. Hair was swept high and adorned with gold jewellery or wrapped in cloth, tailored dress was of imported cotton prints, often with a shawl or wrap of locally woven fabrics.

36 More Stunning Photos of African American Women in the Victorian Era

36 More Stunning Photos of Black Women in the Victorian Era

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