Vintage Snapshots

found photos & other curiosities

Category: African-American

Portraits: Gun Dance

1963 vintage snapshot photograph of black boy dancing to record player while wearing toy gun

Space to move, 1963 (click to enlarge)

Thanks to Leonard Lightfoot for uncovering another great image. This has to be one of my all-time favorites. As I have mentioned before a time or two on here, there truly is just nothing like a great snapshot.

“Gene Chandler Live On Stage in ’65”

1960s snapshot of cute Black girl posing with record albums and singles

Toy dog, records (including Gene Chandler), girl, circa 1965 (click to enlarge)

A bit of info on Chandler from this site: “Gene Chandler’s association with his first and biggest hit, the perennial oldies-station favorite “Duke of Earl”, tends to overshadow a long and fruitful career as a consistently effective Chicago pop/soul stylist. Chandler’s instantly recognizable, anguished tenor, polished by his years in doo-wop with the Dukays, proved to be a perfect vehicle for the urbane love songs of Chicago’s greatest pop/soul composer, Curtis Mayfield. Chandler, Mayfield, and producer Carl Davis collaborated on a string of hits for the Constellation label in the mid 1960s.”

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