45 Old-School Love Moments To Give You All the Feels

We travel back in time to celebrate the magic of Black love, from the 1800s and on.

Joslyn Winkfield Mar, 23, 2016

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We travel back in time to celebrate the magic of Black love, from the 1800s and on.

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Circa 1915. 

A young couple sits poised for a photo.

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Circa 1920

This husband and wife from Virginia are dressed to impress.

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Circa 1925

A dapper couple pose in their car.

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Circa 1925.

Matching costumes has been in for quite a while!

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Circa 1930

A beautiful couple dressed to the nines.

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Circa 1932

We are living for this romantic vignette!

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Circa 1934

Beautiful black couples dance in a Harlem nightclub.

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Circa 1935

Track star Jesse Owens embraces his new wife Minnie on their wedding day.

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Circa 1939

International Jitterbug Convention winners pose with their trophies.

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Circa 1932

Lovebirds stroll in the park of Tuskagee University in Alabama.

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Circa 1939

A woman swings her jitterbug partner by the legs during a Salvation Army benefit dance marathon in Los Angeles.

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Circa 1940

It's a double wedding! Two sets of newlyweds pucker up.

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Circa 1940

This stylish couple chooses music to listen to on a record player.

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Circa 1942

A couple dances for the crowd inside the recreation tent of the Farm security administration agricultural workers' camp, Bridgeton, New Jersey.

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Circa 1942

Army engineers watch a couple dancing during a social event at Fort Bragg.

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Circa 1942

Harlem lovers sneak a kiss.

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Circa 1944

A picture perfect marriage.

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Circa 1945

A military marriage takes place in France.

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Circa 1945

The first African American to be commissioned in the United States Marine Corps gets his second Lieutenant bars pinned on him by his wife.

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Circa 1946

Things get hot and heavy on a bench in Central Park, New York City.

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Circa 1947

A double date spent boating at Druid Hill Park in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

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Circa 1947

Dance partners do the jitterbug in Harlem.

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Circa 1948

We are swooning over this sweet kiss on the beach in Coney Island, Brooklyn!

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Circa 1948

A couple cuts a rug at a nightclub in Paris.

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Circa 1950

It's date night for this pair in a Harlem restaurant.

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Circa 1951

Jackie Robinson and his wife Rachel snuggle up to read the paper at their home.

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Circa 1955

A man pins on a woman's corsage at a soiree.

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Circa 1956

A couple hits the dance floor at a cafe.

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Circa 1957

Against all odds. Mr. and Mrs. William Myers, Jr., the first African Americans to buy a home in the all-white Levittown community, are shown having their first meal after moving into their new home in Pennsylvania.

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Circa 1957

Nothing like getting cozy on the couch and watching TV together!

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Circa 1965

This hubby hides a surprise gift from his wife.

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Circa 1965

Watching history together. A couple sit on the porch of their home watching the Selma to Montgomery marchers pass by in Alabama.

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Circa 1960s

A husband and wife teach their children about money.

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Circa 1965

A hubby gets a kiss and is sent of to work.

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Circa 1967.

Black love on the streets of Greenville, Mississippi.

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Circa 1970

It's bridal bliss for these two!

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Circa 1973

A groovy couple hang outside a corner store in Chicago.

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Circa 1970

A couple cozies up for a portrait.

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Circa 1970

A pair of lovebirds graduate from high school. We wonder if they're still together!

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Circa 1987

A young woman and man in formal attire on a pier, Chicago, Illinois.

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Circa 1971

A couple sits in their home in New Orleans.

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Circa 1975.

All you need is love. And the perfect 'fro.

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Circa 1978

A stylish pair pose at a party.

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Circa 1985

A carefree couple smile for the camera.

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Circa 1990

Two lovebirds smile for the camera.

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