Portrait Of Harlem’s Blanche Dunn By Carl Van Vechten 1941

November 27, 2016

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Earlier in the week we posted photographs of  Blanche Dunn, who lived the American dream, she was a glamorous Jamaican born actress, socialite, and Harlemite who traveled the world, here are more of photographs taken by her friend Carl Van Vechten in Harlem, New York 1941.

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She is dressed in “island girl” garment by Mr. Van Vechten, wearing a big oversized dress, large hooped ear rings, head scarf, beads and other props for an idealized “Caribbean girl.”

Both portraits were photographed on May 10, 1941.


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