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Advertisement for morning radio program “Ladies Day,” hosted by Hilda Simms, on WOV, New York City, circa 1954.

Advertisement for morning radio program “Ladies Day,” hosted by Hilda Simms, on WOV, New York City, circa

Thelma Porter Miss Subway 1948

Midcentury Breakthrough: Classic Beauty: Thelma Porter, Miss Subways (New York City) 1948 Thelma was the first woman to integrate a beauty contest in America and became the first African American Miss Subways in April

Actress Jane White in a 1941 photograph by Carl Van Vechten. A 1944 graduate of Smith College, White was the daughter of Civil Rights icon Walter White. Ms. White began her career on Broadway in 1945 when Paul Robeson helped her get her first role as the lead in Lillian Smith’s “Strange Fruit,” a story about a doomed interracial love affair. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt praised Ms. White’s work for its “restraint and beauty.” In 1959, Ms. White originated the role of Queen Aggravain (to a…

vintageblackglamour: “ Actress Jane White in a 1941 photograph by Carl Van Vechten. A 1944 graduate of Smith College, White was the daughter of Civil Rights icon Walter White. White began her.

Vintage style. I like the dress shorter not because I like to flaunt my legs. I just know it looks better on me.

Vintage Fashion Expo, April 25-26

For gorgeous vintage fashion, check out the "Vintage Fashion Photography" board from "Julie van Mierlo Latona".

Miss Ethel Warwick (Vintage Photography)

Miss Ethel Warwick (Vintage Photography)

Seated full-length portrait of actress Ethel Warwick She sits on a wooden settle and wears a long sleeveless evening gown with a train. Postcard published by Rotary; photograph by Foulsham & Banfield Ref:

The Royal Arcade, Norwich famous for the "Arts and Crafts" era tiles, This picture is taken at the entrance near the new Jamies Italian.

The Royal Arcade, Norwich famous for the "Arts and Crafts" era tiles, This picture is taken at the entrance near the new Jamies Italian.

Marian Anderson. (Contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Her voice was a rich, vibrant contralto of intrinsic beauty. She was initiated as as honory member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in 1978)

Marian Anderson was an African-American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Music critic Alan Blyth said "Her voice was a rich, vibrant contralto of intrinsic beauty.

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