Familiar History —




images of life from days gone by

stereoculturesociety:

CultureSOUL: Harlem Glamour c. 1950-60s

Mid-20th century Black elegance. 

blackhistoryalbum:

The Black Victorians | Circa Late 1800s
Source: My Ancestor’s Name

blackhistoryalbum:

The Black Victorians | Circa Late 1800s

Source: My Ancestor’s Name

vintagegal:

Part of the Easter parade on the South Side of Chicago, 1941- Russell Lee (via)

vintagegal:

Part of the Easter parade on the South Side of Chicago, 1941- Russell Lee (via)

indypendent-thinking:

A group of Sikh men outside the entrance to Hyde Park Corner, circa 1935

indypendent-thinking:

A group of Sikh men outside the entrance to Hyde Park Corner, circa 1935

Fashionable young woman, c. 1940’s (via. Ebay)

Fashionable young woman, c. 1940’s (via. Ebay)

wehadfacesthen:

Woman on Bus, Detroit, 1955. By Bill Rauhauser.

wehadfacesthen:

Woman on Bus, Detroit, 1955. By Bill Rauhauser.

fifties-sixties-everyday-life:

1967

fifties-sixties-everyday-life:

1967

geewhiz:

Freshman orientation, 1950s. From the Ohio State University archives.

geewhiz:

Freshman orientation, 1950s. From the Ohio State University archives.

st4nl3yb4ldwin:

Poppa in the 1950s

st4nl3yb4ldwin:

Poppa in the 1950s

fitlatina:

Irma (short film)

Irma Gonzalez is an old ‘luchadora’ (female wrestler) who bears the marks of a life spent battling in the ring, performing daredevil moves. Every day she goes to the gym to rehearse the moves that made her a star. Children watch her curiously. Somewhere in the distance, a song plays: Irma was once a singer, too. In her memory, grainy images of old television clips flicker. Shot in Mexico City, the film is a tender portrait of the multi-talented luchadora and an unusual meditation on athleticism and aging.

Interview with director of Irma, Charles Fairbanks.

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