February 8th, 2012
Black History Month, Snapshot
Vintage Snapshot: Howard University Flappers ca. 1920
By Claire

Howard University Flappers ca. 1920. Thanks to Dom for this submission!
Vintage Snapshots take a look back at ad campaigns, pictures, and editorials featuring men and women of color. No words, just an image. Enjoy…and discuss!
Source: BlackHistoryAlbum.com

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23 Responses to “Vintage Snapshot: Howard University Flappers ca. 1920”

  1. Dom says:

    Nice! Thanks for posting! In my free time, I do a lot of black history collages, and this picture is one of my favorites to use. Them girls is LAID!

  2. mzinspiredmind says:

    I LOVE this picture and I LOVE my alma mater! The REAL HU: Howard Univ

  3. JR says:

    Check the library of congress online photo archives. you can search for anything and download a jpg.

  4. Dee says:

    Wow! I love it! Just so you know…I am stealing this picture.

  5. Christian says:


    I’m so glad I went to Howard U c/o 2008 <3

  6. DJ Lady D says:

    I love this look. The 20s were amazing. I wish our national values were such that we still took great pride in our appearance. #sloppytoday #yuck

  7. Liz says:

    Love this pic! I’m so proud I went to an HBCU…Grambling in the house!

  8. Jameca says:

    I love this! Such a great representation of the beautiful women of my alma mater Howard University :)

  9. Marsha says:

    YASSSSS *does Howard Hand* I love my Howard U! <3

  10. Mona L says:

    This pic gave me chills!!!!! I love it!

  11. Kimmoy says:

    Love it! Fall season chic, check that scarf out!

  12. sun.kissed says:

    *singing in my Eric Roberson voice* Let me tell you why I adore Howard girls…HBCU’S are the best! C-A-U!

  13. Shelly says:

    Beautiful picture.

  14. Sylvia says:

    I love my school….I am a junior at Howard University and I love seeing pictures of students from back in the day

  15. Jihan says:

    homegirl with the fur knows she’s that chick #ooowww

  16. Miss Rina says:

    This pic is EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Just goes to show the idiot who wrote that black women were just now dressing up because of Mre. Obama was wrong. HaHA

  17. Tas says:

    HU!!!! thank goodness HU is catching the shade it did last time we were on this blog.

  18. Kara says:

    Very nice. A beautiful representation of our women.

  19. Rio says:

    WOW nice pic! I would like the writer who said we only know how to dress because of the Obamas to see these vintage pics! We stay fly!

  20. andrea says:

    @sunkissed I’m with you! CAU!!!

  21. vonne says:

    Minus the lady in the middle I thought they were white.

  22. Anonymous says:

    LOVE this!! I’m so glad I went to Howard U! These women are breathtaking!

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