1. Colored entrance, Alabama, 1956

Gordon Parks

2. Ladylike in Nyc, 1958

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3. A drink, a cigar and not giving a good goddamn, 1950s


4. My very cool grandpa in the 1950s holding a fish, smoking a cigarette, with a book tucked into his pants and cigarette pack in his sleeve.


5. An officer with Hot Foot Teddy, the real-life inspiration for Smokey the Bear, 1950


6. Girl and her grandmother window-shopping in mobile, Alabama, 1956

Gordon Parks

7. James dean at a California gas station with his silver Porsche 550 Spyder, named “little bastard,” just hours before his fatal crash. September 30, 1955


8. Store front, mobile, Alabama, 1956

Gordon Parks

9. My Grandma had such a gorgeous smile. 1950′s


10. Daytona beach,1957

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11. A slightly surrealistic photo of my grandma and some dude somewhere in Florida, 1957


12. Girl portrait. Shady Grove, Alabama, 1956

Gordon Parks

13. The streets of San Francisco. 1957


14. Alabama, 1956

Gordon Parks

15. Outside looking in, mobile, Alabama, 1956

Gordon Parks

16. Lady in red


17. Anne St. Marie, New York City, 1959


18. Child in a car seat


19. Showgirls playing chess backstage at the latin quarter nightclub – New York, NY (1958)

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20. 1957


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