Thursday, March 3, 2011

Of Another Fashion

The ever-awesome Raechel Henderson of Idiorhythmic shared a link to a fascinating blog today and I wanted to share it with all of you. Of Another Fashion is "an alternative archive of the not-so-hidden but too often ignored fashion histories of U.S. women of color". It's just chock full of wonderful photos of women, from the Victorian era through the 1970s, in everything from their Sunday best to daily attire in the WWII era internment camps. Even beyond the pictures, the accompanying text brings insight into the lives of the subjects and context to the photos. An interesting site to explore for anyone interested in vintage fashion or the social history of women of color in the U.S.

Howard University chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority (1945)

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