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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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herlucidsky
4 years ago

Stunning photos! Such beautiful ladies.

Chevanne
4 years ago

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

Rhonda Childs
Rhonda Childs
4 years ago

I think they’re gorgeous! Beautiful photos!

Mahogany
Mahogany
4 years ago

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.

Corelle Perry
Corelle Perry
4 years ago

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

cryssi
cryssi
4 years ago

The pictures are so clear and beautiful.

RSoames
RSoames
4 years ago

Beautiful young women ready to take-on the world.

Saran
Saran
4 years ago

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

Els
Els
4 years ago

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

LBell
LBell
4 years ago

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

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