Art Deco Desire

37 year old male. Sous Chef. I have another tumblr acct. that is nsfw, however this one is meant to celebrate my love of all things vintage 1930's, 40's, & 50's, art deco & streamline moderne, pin ups, tattoos, Kustom Kulture, music, and much more. I do not take credit for any of these pictures, unless otherwise mentioned. Thanks for stopping by, hope you like what you see, and please drop me a hello or a question;)




On the morning of September 4, 1957, fifteen-year-old Dorothy Counts set out on a harrowing path toward Harding High, where-as the first African American to attend the all-white school – she was greeted by a jeering swarm of boys who spat, threw trash, and yelled epithets at her as she entered the building.

Charlotte Observer photographer Don Sturkey captured the ugly incident on film, and in the days that followed, the searing image appeared not just in the local paper but in newspapers around the world.

People everywhere were transfixed by the girl in the photograph who stood tall, her five-foot-ten-inch frame towering nobly above the mob that trailed her. There, in black and white, was evidence of the brutality of racism, a sinister force that had led children to torment another child while adults stood by. While the images display a lot of evils: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality, it also captures true strength, determination, courage and inspiration.

Here she is, age 70, still absolutely elegant and poised.

she deserves to be re-blogged. 

(Source: cloudyskiesandcatharsis, via bacon-radio)

Please, God, only for one person:)

Please, God, only for one person:)