Not sure if it was Ebony Magazine, but over the holidays someone launched a Tumblr with vintage covers, editorial shots and even a few old ads from the magazine. (The Tumblr does have Johnson Publishing Company copyright information, but I haven’t confirmed it’s them.) Some good finds are below but check them out for yourself at

Also Google has every issue of Ebony from 1950 to 2008 digitized and available for you to browse.


“An aggravated Cosby. Bill Cosby, December 1980.”

“The late Eunice Johnson, co-founder of EBONY with iconic designer Yves Saint Laurent.”

mcd-gets-serious1.png “Mickey Ds gets serious. McDonald’s ad, 1981.”


“Frederick of Hollywood wigs…with a memory! Miracle Wigs ad, October 1970.”

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