18 Fabulous Photos Of Vintage Black Glamour

by Debbie Stoller

We can’t stop scrolling when we check out Nichelle Gainer’s Vintage Black Glamour Tumblr page, featuring incredible images of black female icons we adore (and some fun-to-look-at unnamed ladies who aren’t famous but who are super glamorous).

The gorgeous photographs are paired with celebratory descriptions of the stylish subjects, making the page a true tribute to these influential and inspiring women. Find detailed captions and more lovely pictures on Gainer’s Tumblr

1) Musician Aretha Franklin

2) Singer Diana Ross

3) Actress and singer Pearl Bailey

4) Women on the beach in Atlantic City

5) Singer Tina Turner

6) Air Force volunteers


7) Dancer and singer Ada Beatrice Queen Victoria Louisa Virginia Smith

8) First black Academy Award nominated actress Dorothy Dandridge and extras on the set of “Carmen Jones”

9) Pianist Lois Towles


10) Musician Nina Simone


11) Actress and singer Diahann Carroll


12) Singer Chaka Khan

13) Musicians Tony Orlando, Telma Hopkins, and Joyce Vincent Wilson


14) Entertainer Eartha Kitt  

15) Tennis legend Althea Gibson

16) Actress and singer Ja’Net DuBois

17) Ballet dancer Janet Collins

Images via Nachille Gainer’s Tumblr, Vintage Black Glamour

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