Vintage Bad Ass | 1960’s
The Chosen Few……the first racially integrated outlaw motorcycle club, established by Lionel Ricks in Los Angeles, California in 1959. Originally all African American, its first white member joined in 1960.
VINTAGE CIVIL RIGHTS | WEB DEBOIS \ 1900
American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist. The first African American to earn a degree from Harvard. Fighter for justice, established the Niagara Movement and Co-founded the NAACP.
DANCING WITH THE STARS | 1950s
—- Dorothy Dandridge during rehearsals.
THE CIGARETTE GIRLS | 1956
HISTORY FACT - Cigarette girls were a common sight in restaurants, clubs, bars, airports and casinos during the 1930s and 1940s in the U.S. They often sold cigarettes, cigars, and many novelty items like lighted roses, candy, snacks, chewing gum, jewelry, and lighted yo-yo’s on their trays to customers/guests. From the end of World War II into the 1950s, cigarette girls further expanded into sporting events and in the lobbies of theaters and music halls during intermissions.
Photo Credit: Tallahassee, Florida, 1956, State Library and Archives of Florida
VINTAGE VAMP | 1920
—- Josephine Baker, Paris, 1920s