‘glorchoz shop fashions’ on the island of st. thomas in the caribbean. photographs by lisa larsen for life.
glorchoz shop fashions, life magazine, lisa larsen, old photos, Vintage, vintage fashion, vintage photos
I’m really liking all these Life photos you’ve been posting! :-)
so cool photos! Back to the roots :) Love the Life photos! :)
The clothes, gah!
The colors! The patterns!
For a moment I was swept away to this place, with these people. How lovely. what a great eye you have.
I know that these photos came from a certain time period when things were different but it still drives me nuts that there’s not a single dark face in there! My family has lived in St. Thomas for 50 years. We are American but black. It’s really a pity that history has white washed everything. That’s life, isn’t it?
@Aja – i know what you mean, but as you said that is unfortunately the picture that was painted at that time (and the reality in most cases). i would be hard pressed to find photos from the mid-late fifties showing people of different races mingling socially or in a business situation … especially from my own country (south africa.)
I think the Sartorialist posted a bunch of vintage photos of African Americans dressed to the nines about a year ago. I wish I had bookmarked that post. It was truly grand! If I find it again, I’ll send you the link ;)
PS- Love your blog, keep up the excellent work.
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