Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

Who Were They? is going to speed forward in time and look at some 20th century photos for a while. I bought the photo above because I rarely see old photos of black people. This lady wore a nice hat and wore her coat during the sitting for this photo. It was a photo postcard, with the edges cut away, so all that remains is a 2″ x 3″ section from the middle. The area for postage was removed, which would help us date the postcard better, but I will put this in the 1910s based on the hairstyle and hat.

2 thoughts on “Moving right along

  1. I have not found any photos of black people either ..but we are Northerners.
    That coat looks like it weighs a ton..but the hat is very fashionable.:)


  2. IntenseGuy says:

    Looks like it has big shoulder pad or collar…

    Photography was a fairly expensive hobby until very recently – even with the Kodak brownies… the film and such … added up.


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