Waheed Photo Archive

Waheed Photo Archive A collection of vernacular photographs celebrating African-American life. Established in 2009, by photographer and photo editor Adreinne Waheed, to collect and preserve images of African-Americans.
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As paper photographs become obsolete, the value of preserving them is apparent. Found photographs become anthropological artifacts that tell our stories from a vernacular perspective. The archive is a visual history of the African-American experience, told by us through our elders' photo albums. Additionally, the archive seeks to promote dialog about Black Imagery and Black History through digitizing and posting images online. www.waheedpix.tumblr.com

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Black Portaiture[s] V: Memory and the Archive Past. Present. Future.The Mugshot:  A Tool of White Supremacy  By Adreinne...
10/18/2019

Black Portaiture[s] V: Memory and the Archive Past. Present. Future.

The Mugshot: A Tool of White Supremacy
By Adreinne Waheed #waheedphotoarchive #blackportraitures5 #blackportraitures2019 @ NYU Kimmel Center for University Life

Mr. Edward G. ThompsonWaco, TX[Thompson Family Album]©WaheedPhotoArchiveCollection of the Smithsonian National Museum of...
03/22/2019

Mr. Edward G. Thompson
Waco, TX
[Thompson Family Album]
©WaheedPhotoArchive
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

#BlackMan #portrait #vintage #fashion #style #suitandtie #africanamerican #AfricanAmericana #Black #Diaspora #foundphoto #vernacularphotography #Waco #Texas #Brother #WaheedPhotoArchive #BlackHistory #SocialHistory #nmaahc

Dante’s blue suit1930s©WaheedPhotoArchiveCollection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and C...
03/20/2019

Dante’s blue suit
1930s
©WaheedPhotoArchive
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

#VernacularPhotography #VintagePhotos #AfricanAmericanHistory #BlackMan #StudioPortrait #1930s #SuitAndTie #WaheedPhotoArchive #nmaahc

Sharply dressed young man. Hand-tinted studio portrait, c. 1940s ©WaheedPhotoArchiveCollection of the Smithsonian Nation...
03/19/2019

Sharply dressed young man.
Hand-tinted studio portrait,
c. 1940s ©WaheedPhotoArchive
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

#studioportrait #handtinted #blackman #foundphoto #vintagephoto #vintagestyle #blackstyle #blackhistory #blackculture #waheedphotoarchive #nmaahc

Verellian Taylor, Billie Dunston and Vivian Bradshaw1950’s©WaheedPhotoArchiveCollection of the Smithsonian National Muse...
03/17/2019

Verellian Taylor, Billie Dunston and Vivian Bradshaw
1950’s
©WaheedPhotoArchive
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

#prom #schooldance #debutants #Blackwomen #AfricanAmericana #BlackAmericans #BlackCulture #Blackhistory #socialhistory #WaheedPhotoArchive #vernacularphotography #foundphoto #1950s #vintage #retro #formal #church #friends #socialstudies #AfricanAmericanStudies #diaspora #nmaahc

Carol & his little girl.1950’s[Willis Family Album]©WaheedPhotoArchiveCollection of the Smithsonian National Museum of A...
03/17/2019

Carol & his little girl.
1950’s
[Willis Family Album]
©WaheedPhotoArchive
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

#AfricanAmericana #BlackAmerican #Blackculture #Blackhistory #socialhistory #AfricanAmericanStudies #vernacularphotography #foundphoto #vintage #diaspora #WaheedPhotoArchive #fathersday #fatheranddaughter #daughter #father #BlackMan #family #1950s

This OneMr. William S. Grady[Grady Family Album]©WaheedPhotoArchiveCollection of the Smithsonian National Museum of Afri...
03/15/2019

This One
Mr. William S. Grady
[Grady Family Album]
©WaheedPhotoArchive
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

#photography #portrait #Blackman #BlackHistory #foundphoto #vernacularphotography #vintage #africanamericana #socialhistory #AfricanAmerican #Black #Diaspora #waheedphotoarchive #suitandtie #nmaahc

Headed to TownNorth Carolina, 1956[Mabel’s Album]©WaheedPhotoArchiveCollection of the Smithsonian National Museum of Afr...
03/14/2019

Headed to Town
North Carolina, 1956
[Mabel’s Album]
©WaheedPhotoArchive
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

#northcarolina #AfricanAmericana #BlackAmerican #Blackwomen #vintage #retro #vernacularphotography #BlackCulture #BlackHistory #socialhistory #WaheedPhotoArchive #diaspora #style #print #dress #summerdress

Going with Daddy1930’s©WaheedPhotoArchiveCollection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and C...
03/14/2019

Going with Daddy
1930’s
©WaheedPhotoArchive
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

#fatherandson #Dad #burgers #beer #Fathersday #AfricanAmericana #BlackAmerican #blackman #BlackDad #WaheedPhotoArchive #vernacular #photography #vintage #1930s #foundphotos #diaspora #blackhistory #BlackCulture #socialhistory #AfricanAmericanstudies

The Daughters1930’s[Dean Family Album]©WaheedPhotoArchiveCollection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Americ...
03/13/2019

The Daughters
1930’s
[Dean Family Album]
©WaheedPhotoArchive
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

#1930s #Vintage #vernacularphotography #foundphoto #father #daughters #sisters #fatheranddaughter #AfricanAmericana #blackAmericans #Blackhistory #socialhistory #BlackCulture #WaheedPhotoArchive #porch #AfricanAmericanStudies

Mother & Daughter on Stairs1960’s©WaheedPhotoArchiveCollection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American Hi...
03/13/2019

Mother & Daughter on Stairs
1960’s
©WaheedPhotoArchive
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

#motheranddaughter #stairwell #love #nuture #Blackwoman #mother #Blackculture #BlackHistory #socialhistory #diaspora #AfricanAmericanstudies #socialstudies #blacklove #WaheedPhotoArchive #vernacularphotography #foundphoto #retro #vintage #1960s #kiss #scarf #motherandchild

The Ballgame, c. 1950s [Mack Family Album] #blackfamily #foundphoto #vintagephoto #1950s #blackhistory #americanhistory ...
08/04/2017

The Ballgame, c. 1950s
[Mack Family Album] #blackfamily #foundphoto #vintagephoto #1950s #blackhistory #americanhistory #baseball #socialhistory #waheedphotoarchive

Portrait with flowered backdrop, c. 1940's #portrait #blackman #foundphoto #vintagephoto #1940s #photobooth #waheedphoto...
08/04/2017

Portrait with flowered backdrop, c. 1940's #portrait #blackman #foundphoto #vintagephoto #1940s #photobooth #waheedphotoarchive

Uncle & Auntie, Cleveland, 1947#foundphoto #vintagephoto #1947 #blackfolks #blackhistory #socialhistory #americanhistory...
08/03/2017

Uncle & Auntie, Cleveland, 1947
#foundphoto #vintagephoto #1947 #blackfolks #blackhistory #socialhistory #americanhistory #waheedphotoarchive

Portrait of a young woman seated at a desk. c. 1910s #vintagephoto #vintagestyle #foundphoto #portrait #blackwoman #1910...
08/01/2017

Portrait of a young woman seated at a desk. c. 1910s
#vintagephoto #vintagestyle #foundphoto #portrait #blackwoman #1910s #blackhistory #waheedphotoarchive

"Buddies"c. 1930's [Saulsberry Family Album] #1930s #vintagestyle #friends #foundphoto #vintagephoto #blackhistory #soci...
08/01/2017

"Buddies"c. 1930's
[Saulsberry Family Album] #1930s #vintagestyle #friends #foundphoto #vintagephoto #blackhistory #socialhistory #waheedphotoarchive

Waheed Photo Archive — adreinnewaheed: Double Date, c. 1940s...
07/28/2017
Waheed Photo Archive — adreinnewaheed: Double Date, c. 1940s...

Waheed Photo Archive — adreinnewaheed: Double Date, c. 1940s...

adreinnewaheed: “Double Date, c. 1940s #doubledate #studioportrait #vintagephoto #vintagestyle #foundphoto #blackhistory #socialhistory #friends #blackstyle #friends #1940s #waheedphotoarchive ”

Double Date, c. 1940s #doubledate #studioportrait #vintagephoto #vintagestyle #foundphoto #blackhistory #socialhistory #...
07/28/2017

Double Date, c. 1940s
#doubledate #studioportrait #vintagephoto #vintagestyle #foundphoto #blackhistory #socialhistory #friends #blackstyle #friends #1940s #waheedphotoarchive

Hand-tinted studio portrait, c. 1940s #studioportrait #handtinted #blackman #foundphoto #vintagephoto #vintagestyle #bla...
07/27/2017

Hand-tinted studio portrait,
c. 1940s #studioportrait #handtinted #blackman #foundphoto #vintagephoto #vintagestyle #blackstyle #blackhistory #blackculture #waheedphotoarchive

#vintageblacklove #family #wedding #blackculture #blackhistory #foundphoto #vintagephoto #1970s #waheedphotoarchive
07/27/2017

#vintageblacklove #family #wedding #blackculture #blackhistory #foundphoto #vintagephoto #1970s #waheedphotoarchive

Vintage Black Love #1970s #blacklove #blackbrides #vintagephoto #foundphoto #blackhistory #socialhistory #waheedphotoarc...
07/26/2017

Vintage Black Love

#1970s #blacklove #blackbrides #vintagephoto #foundphoto #blackhistory #socialhistory #waheedphotoarchive #weddingwednesday #wedding

Michael & Gwen, October 31, 1970 #vintageblacklove #cutthecake #blacklove #blackbrides #weddingcake #blackhistory #socia...
07/26/2017

Michael & Gwen,
October 31, 1970 #vintageblacklove #cutthecake #blacklove #blackbrides #weddingcake #blackhistory #socialhistory #vintagephoto #foundphoto #waheedphotoarchive

The Wedding Tunnel #1980s #blacklove #blackbrides #weddingwednesday #vintagephoto #foundphoto #blackhistory #wedding #wa...
07/26/2017

The Wedding Tunnel #1980s #blacklove #blackbrides #weddingwednesday #vintagephoto #foundphoto #blackhistory #wedding #waheedphotoarchive

Catch! #blacklove #vintagephoto #foundphoto #tuxedo #groom #weddingwednesday #garter #1970s #vintagestyle #blackhistory ...
07/26/2017

Catch! #blacklove #vintagephoto #foundphoto #tuxedo #groom #weddingwednesday #garter #1970s #vintagestyle #blackhistory #socialhistory #waheedphotoarchive

Vintage Black Love #1970s #blacklove #Blackbrides #weddingwednesday #vintagephoto #foundphoto #blackhistory #socialhisto...
07/26/2017

Vintage Black Love #1970s #blacklove #Blackbrides #weddingwednesday #vintagephoto #foundphoto #blackhistory #socialhistory #blackculture #wedding #waheedphotoarchive

Bad Blood? #facecutout #beforephotoshop #foundphoto #vintagestyle #blackfamily #blackhistory #socialhistory #vintagephot...
07/25/2017

Bad Blood? #facecutout #beforephotoshop #foundphoto #vintagestyle #blackfamily #blackhistory #socialhistory #vintagephoto #blackstyle #waheedphotoarchive

Billy and Cecil, c. late 1920s#dancepartners #dance #couple #vintagephoto #vintagestyle #foundphoto #blackexcellence #bl...
07/20/2017

Billy and Cecil, c. late 1920s

#dancepartners #dance #couple #vintagephoto #vintagestyle #foundphoto #blackexcellence #blackhistory #culture #norfolkandwestern #waheedphotoarchive

Luther H. and Mattie L. Varner "Father and Mother", 1935[Varner Family] #myonegirl #agreatloss #familyhistory #blackhist...
07/19/2017

Luther H. and Mattie L. Varner "Father and Mother", 1935
[Varner Family] #myonegirl #agreatloss #familyhistory #blackhistory #foundphoto #vintagephoto #blacklove #waheedphotoarchive

Welcome Home Daddy, August 23, 1985 [Thompson Family Album]
07/15/2017

Welcome Home Daddy, August 23, 1985 [Thompson Family Album]

#boatlife #boattrip #foundphoto #vintagephoto #blackexcellence #friends #blackhistory #waheedphotoarchive #1967
07/15/2017

#boatlife #boattrip #foundphoto #vintagephoto #blackexcellence #friends #blackhistory #waheedphotoarchive #1967

Socialites, c. 1960s #foundphoto #vintagephoto #socialites #blackhistory #formal #blacktie #churchhats #waheedphotoarchi...
07/13/2017

Socialites, c. 1960s #foundphoto #vintagephoto #socialites #blackhistory #formal #blacktie #churchhats #waheedphotoarchive

"Leomonade" stand, c. 1950s #lemonade #Summer #lemonadestand #vintagephoto #foundphoto #blackhistory #waheedphotoarchive
07/13/2017

"Leomonade" stand, c. 1950s #lemonade #Summer #lemonadestand #vintagephoto #foundphoto #blackhistory #waheedphotoarchive

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