CultureSOUL: Vintage African American Couples (1940s-1960s)

1. High School football game (photo by Wayne Miller) - 1946

2. Couple at a Dance (photo by Diane Arbus) - 1960

3. Muddy Waters & wife Geneva, Chicago (photo by Art Shay) - 1951

4. A Late-night Kiss in Harlem (photo by George S. Zimbel) - 1951


CultureSOUL: The Black Men - Photographed by Carl Van Vechten c. 1950s-1960s

While primarily known for his stellar early color photographs of African American entertainers, Van Vechten also took portraits of lesser-known or unnamed friends, family and everyday people. For more on his entertainment portraits, another photoset here.