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11 Stunning Vintage Portraits of Congolese Schoolgirls

Avatar • Jul 5, 2015

These stunning portraits of students at a Protestant secondary school in Mbandaka, Congo were taken by American photographer Eliot Elisofon in 1972.

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Beautiful! Ladies, what are your thoughts?

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cryssi

The pictures are so clear and beautiful.

herlucidsky
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Stunning photos! Such beautiful ladies.

Chevanne
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So nice to see a measure of acceptability and normalcy regarding Afro textured hair. Beautiful.

Rhonda Childs
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Rhonda Childs

I think they’re gorgeous! Beautiful photos!

Mahogany
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Mahogany

I’m a Congolese who was born in France and even as the child my mom would use the rope technique on my hair. In her vintage pictures my mom is rocking the antennas and the classic afro.

RSoames
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RSoames

Beautiful young women ready to take-on the world.

Saran
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Saran

it’s a shame that over the years we traded this beauty for relaxed hair

Els
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Els

I love this! Made me teary eyed…
And I also love the positive comments…

LBell
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LBell

Gorgeous but…since when does 1972 qualify as “vintage”?? #yesimold #vintagenatural 🙂

Corelle Perry
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Corelle Perry

These are gorgeous pictures. They actually look like they were taken today!

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