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    19 Vintage Photos That Celebrate Black Women's Beauty

    The new book Vintage Black Glamour is filled with beautiful and inspiring images of black women throughout the 20th century. Here's a look at some of them.

    1. Valaida Snow

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    Snow is pictured conducting an orchestra in London, October 1934.

    2. Pearl Primus

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    Primus was a dancer and choreographer known for creating dances like “Strange Fruit” and “The Negro Speaks of Rivers.”

    3. Margot Webb

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    The dancer is pictured in 1934.

    4. Margaret Tynes

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    The internationally known singer is pictured in 1959.

    5. Josephine Baker

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    The dancer, singer, and actress is pictured in Château des Milandes, her home from 1937 to 1969.

    6. Adelaide Hall

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    The entertainer is pictured in 1928.

    7. Ivie Anderson

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    Anderson is pictured performing with Duke Ellington circa 1935.

    8. Charlotte Hawkins Brown

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    Brown founded the Palmer Memorial Institute, a day and boarding school for African-Americans, in 1902. The educator and author is pictured here on her wedding day in 1911.

    9. Lena Horne

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    Horne was an American actress, singer, dancer, and civil rights activist.

    10. A Taste Of Honey

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    Janice Marie Johnson (left) and Hazel Payne (right) were the duo known as A Taste of Honey, responsible for the 1978 hit "Boogie Oogie Oogie."

    11. Mary Lou Williams

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    The jazz musician and composer is pictured circa 1944.

    12. Maria Cole

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    Cole is pictured in 1948, trying on one of her gifts at a party in Harlem celebrating her marriage to Nat “King” Cole.

    13. Nina Simone

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    The musician is pictured in Pittsburgh circa 1965.

    14. Princess Kouka of Sudan

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    The princess is pictured in her role in the 1937 movie Jericho.

    15. Sarah Vaughan

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    The American jazz singer is pictured in London in 1960.

    16. Dame Shirley Bassey

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    The Welsh singer is pictured before a performance in 1960.

    17. Sister Sledge

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    The sisters (left to right: Kathy, Debbie, Kim, and Joni) are pictured in 1981.

    18. Theresa Harris

    UCL Department of Culture

    The Houston-born actress appeared on television, radio, and in movies.

    19. Margaret Tynes and Joya Sherrill

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    The entertainers are pictured with Duke Ellington in 1957.

    A second printing of Vintage Black Glamour will be released in February; pre-order it here.

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    "Boogie Oogie Oogie" was a hit in 1978. A previous version of this story misstated the year.