Welcome to La Bonne Vivante, purveyors of original African American cultural artifacts, lovingly rescued from estate sales and auctions around the country.
We offer several artifactual genres.
Our antique image offerings range predominately from the 1800s to the 1940s. There are photos of African American families, church groups, children, couples. There is professional portraiture; there are many vernacular and “found” photographs. There are cabinet card photos, RPPCs, cartes de visite, and tintypes.
We are here to serve you and to help facilitate, through our collection, enhanced understanding and broadened perspectives of the African American Diaspora.
This is an outstanding, ever changing, and unusual collection offering many rare items, so look and enjoy!
Products: African American antique photographs including professional vernacular, real photographic postcards, carte de visites, cabinet cards, and tintypes. African American Ephemera and memorabilia. Vintage books and periodicals, photo albums, scrapbooks, Black Nationalist publications, decorative items.
Website: Optional if you have antique, collectibles, art or related website.
Welcome to our terrific site. I hope when you get comfortable here you will take the time to post some photos of your collection(s), join as many groups as you like (click on Groups at the top of your page) , make some friends, customize your profile page (easy templates provided), write an article, make an announcement on our main forum (main page) or post in any of the specialty group forums. Be sure to visit Whadja Find (tell others what you found) and also visit the Antique Market Place.(where you can sell antiques, collectibles, art.
By the way....each group has its own forum and also a comment wall (like a bulletin board). Forums help keep the threads (topics) organized. You are always welcome to start a new forum in any group. The Main forum is for general announcements for the whole community.
If you need further help click on the Help Desk button at the top of your page. This feature provides answers to frequently asked questions and other tips, suggestions and information.If you are stuck on technical matters or need to report an issue use the "Report an Issue" button on the very bottom of your page.
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