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Debutante hall in Harem, NYC (1950)

Debutante hall in Harem, NYC (1950)

thornyRabbt

You misspelled Harlem. And do you mean debutante _ball_, not hall?


Sovereign1603

Ball* and Harle-I’m not the first to correct this nvm


Redditor5441

Harlem?


ShippuuNoMai

r/titlegore


notbob1959

[Here is another shot taken a few moments earlier.](/r/OldSchoolCool/comments/j8zbr1/harlem_debutante_ball_1950s/)


Goldy1965

Spelling doesn’t count. Thanks for sharing this great moment in Black History.


requisitename

How did they twerk in those gowns?


PrestigiousWeb3530

Gross and unnecessary comment


requisitename

Oh, bite me if you can't take a joke.


PrestigiousWeb3530

I can take a joke but damn these wonderful young ladies and guys just having a classy time together during time period where they could be beaten or ran out of white establishments, finally feeling like normal young adults, and you immediately see this image and your first thought is to make a mockery of them. I’d expect that comment when I’m browsing /r/4chan but not here


ChecayoBolsfan

🥂


mariachoo_doin

>... during time period where they could be beaten or ran out of white establishments, finally feeling like normal young adults... Yes, because all black folks ever were/will be are potential, or current victims. You frame it like they were demoralized/abused all day, then allowed to attend the ball at night.


requisitename

Oh, I see. What I meant to say was, bite me, you humorless hag.


plantvillain

Oh fuck off


superkoning

That's a big harem!


loveandrubyshoes

Judging by the hairstyle from the girl in front, I would say that this photo is more likely from 1960 than 1950.