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garconniere:

horace poolaw, trecil poolaw unap, mountain view, oklahoma, 1929. Gelatin silver print, 11 x 8 in.

One of my all-time favourite pieces of art. Seems appropriate today.

garconniere:

horace poolaw, trecil poolaw unap, mountain view, oklahoma, 1929. Gelatin silver print, 11 x 8 in.

One of my all-time favourite pieces of art. Seems appropriate today.

thescurfofworse:

gailsimone:

newlevant:

Hi! I’m stoked to present my thesis comic, If This Be Sin, based on the life of Gladys Bentley. It’s for sale on Gumroad! You can download the 16 page full-color PDF for $2.

Gladys Bentley, was a blues singer, piano player, and drag king who performed bawdy tunes in Harlem nightclubs throughout the 1920s and ’30s. Despite the social obstacles she faced as a black, openly queer woman, her outrageous and energetic act became a mainstay of the Harlem cabaret. In 1952, under the oppressive social conditions of the McCarthy era, Bentley publicly renounced her previous identity and claimed to have found happiness as a feminine housewife.

Gumroad is super simple to use, you just have to enter your credit card number and you’ll be sent a direct download, plus Gumroad will email you a link to re-download it if you ever lose track of the file.

FOR EVERY 100 NOTES, I’LL GIVE AWAY A DIGITAL COMIC TO A RANDOM TUMBLR USER so please share if you can! (Within each 100 notes, only people who reblog are eligible for a free copy.)

Thank you and I hope you enjoy the comic!

This looks amazing!

OMG FANTASTIC. 

one of my favourite humans, is this Gladys Bentley.

Nora Douglas Holt, ca. 193 (by Unidentified Photographer)

During the roaring 1920s, Nora Holt was a scandalous socialite and party girl, as exemplified by her five marriages and countless lovers… Immensely talented, Holt was a musician and singer who composed over 200 pieces. In 1918 she was the first African American woman to earn her master’s degree from Chicago Musical College. A major player during the Harlem Renaissance, she was the rich “it” girl of Harlem society.

Nora Douglas Holt, ca. 193 (by Unidentified Photographer)

During the roaring 1920s, Nora Holt was a scandalous socialite and party girl, as exemplified by her five marriages and countless lovers… Immensely talented, Holt was a musician and singer who composed over 200 pieces. In 1918 she was the first African American woman to earn her master’s degree from Chicago Musical College. A major player during the Harlem Renaissance, she was the rich “it” girl of Harlem society.

The fabulous fashion & style of the Harlem Renaissance, c.1920s-1930s

i’ve seen a handful of these before, and as gorgeous as it is to see this collection, i wish they were circulating with credit/context. the final one is most likely by Robert Scurlock in the 1960s-1970s from a 1920s negative. more details here.

if you’re interested in history blogs that properly attribute their content, visit these:

Of Another Fashion

Black History Album

Vintage Black Glamour

look up some books on the harlem renaissance, learn the names of the gorgeous folks pictured, and what importance style and fashion played in their lives.

When Harlem Was In Vogue by David Lewis

The Harlem Renaissance