Photograph Album of an African American Teen Dance Award Winner, 1960s - 1980s.
[Cleveland, Ohio]: Circa 1961 - 1982. 17-1/4" x 15". Large album in brown faux-cloth with gilt "Portraits of Children" lettered on front cover, small metal hasps to spine, each supporting one leaf. 363 photographs on 24 leaves, most color snapshots, plus some newspaper clippings; photos range in size from approx. 2" x 3" to 11" x 14", majority approx. 3" x 5". Edgeworn; one leaf loose; one leaf missing; plastic overlay torn or missing from some leaves; staining and/or tears to approx. 5 photos. Most photos uncaptioned.
The photograph album of Felix Mannery, who, along with Arnita Roquemore, won the teen dance contest at the Cuyahoga County Fair in 1967. In addition to several photos and newspaper clippings relating to this event, the album includes images of Felix and others modeling clothes for the Shades of Soul Modeling Agency, images of and newspaper clippings about a musician friend, James Haughton, snapshots of friends and children, parties, men in military uniforms, Felix visiting California, and much more.
An interesting, massive album documenting changing fashions, interracial friendships, African American romantic relationships, and the changing politics of African American identity during the tumultuous 1960s, '70s and early '80s.