Old Time Fatties
A couple from the early 1900’s 

A couple from the early 1900’s 

Hello! This is probably the best blog ever. I am now in love with it and hold it dearly to my heart. Thank you so much for creating this site and I hope some more Old Time Fatties who were photographed can be posted here. It's very important to have this representation :D x

I’ve been MIA and I’m not sure how active it will be from here on out, but I will try.

Peace,
Shannon

Love these girls! Found them here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/91731387/odd-antique-civil-war-era-cdv-of-big

Love these girls! Found them here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/91731387/odd-antique-civil-war-era-cdv-of-big

Found this here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/84282200/real-photo-postcard-of-fat-policeman
What I like even better is the back of the postcard: 

Found this here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/84282200/real-photo-postcard-of-fat-policeman

What I like even better is the back of the postcard: 

vintageblackglamour:

Gladys Bentley on “You Bet Your Life” with Groucho Marx in May, 1958.

vintageblackglamour:

Princess Kouka of Sudan with Paul Robeson in London on the way to North Africa to film “Jericho” in 1937.
cc: @lascasartoris

vintageblackglamour:

Princess Kouka of Sudan with Paul Robeson in London on the way to North Africa to film “Jericho” in 1937.

cc: @lascasartoris

vintageblackglamour:

My gorgeous great-grandmother, Mrs. Nellie Parson Swilley. She was so lovely and sharp that a lady tried to buy the hat off of her head after church one day. She also taught me how to cook - and called me Sugarlump…

vintageblackglamour:

My gorgeous great-grandmother, Mrs. Nellie Parson Swilley. She was so lovely and sharp that a lady tried to buy the hat off of her head after church one day. She also taught me how to cook - and called me Sugarlump…

vintageblackglamour:

#APhiA105 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. receiving a $1,000 check from Alpha Phi Alpha Gen. Secretary James E. Huger on March 20, 1956. Today is Founder’s Day for the 105-year-old fraternity which was founded in 1906 at Cornell University.
Photo via Bettman/Corbis. Original caption: 3/20/1956. Montgomery, AL: James E. Huger (center), Gen. Secretary of Alphi Phi Alpha fraternity, presents a check for $1,000 to Rev. Martin Luther King as they arrived for the second day in court. King is charged with leading a 15-week racial boycott against the city’s segregated buses. Huger and Louis C. Swingler (l), Southern Regional Vice-President of the fraternity, said the organization hopes to raise $5,000 “to help the situation here.” King was found guilty and fined $500.

vintageblackglamour:

#APhiA105 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. receiving a $1,000 check from Alpha Phi Alpha Gen. Secretary James E. Huger on March 20, 1956. Today is Founder’s Day for the 105-year-old fraternity which was founded in 1906 at Cornell University.

Photo via Bettman/Corbis. Original caption: 3/20/1956. Montgomery, AL: James E. Huger (center), Gen. Secretary of Alphi Phi Alpha fraternity, presents a check for $1,000 to Rev. Martin Luther King as they arrived for the second day in court. King is charged with leading a 15-week racial boycott against the city’s segregated buses. Huger and Louis C. Swingler (l), Southern Regional Vice-President of the fraternity, said the organization hopes to raise $5,000 “to help the situation here.” King was found guilty and fined $500.