Portraits Of… 70’s & 80’s CHOLAS & CHOLOS…Veteranas and Rucas Instagram

Today I want to share with you one of my new favorite instagrams called Veteranas and Rucas – it’s full of unreal photos of mostly Cholas, plus some Vatos. Below you can peep the text from one of our earlier posts called Portraits Of… 70’s & 80’s CHOLAS Culture. What’s cool about this instagram is that shows a time when Brown Pride was down with Black Love! Pages like Veteranas and Rucas are important, because it’s another way of saving culture for future generations!

 

Vatos get the glory, but we all know it’s the Cholas that hold everything down. I have always had a fasination with gang culture and the people who lived it! Living in Southern California in the 70’s & 80’s, it was all around me, even though I was never a part of one. I had family members that found their self worth in either the Bloods or the Crips, so set claiming was not forgein to me. Latino gangs played by their own set of rules, meaning they had different rules and a sense of fashion than their African American counter parts. In my book, Cholas were Deathrock before there was even the term Deathrock. Their steez has always looked rad to me, from the pancake make up to the chola braclets to the hairspray-drenched hair to their heavily starched jeans. These urban female warriors of gangsterism would not take any shit! I remember seeing Latino girls hand out beatdowns to anyone they thought dissed them or their V-13 Familia. Every hood had its flavor of dressing, but certain things remained the same. You can see the of Chola culture impact on mainstream culture even to this day. More than just beating fools up, these young women shared a bond of loyality that could not be broken.

 

GARDENAX3 at the St. Anthony’s Fair early ’90s Photo : @delilah.anamaria (her mama in the white overalls )

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Crazy Riders Sureñas 13 Around ’92 Photo: @crs_213

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Alma, Nina and Paula 17th Street Santa Monica 1970s Photo: @chy.angelee

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Crazy Riders Surenos 13 around 1992 #OKIE Photo: @crs_213

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Rimgrove Park VALINDA CALIFORNIA #SGV 1994 photo: @tony_gar

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Linda middle and her four friends who were all sisters, dated May 1980 Perhaps Huntington Park – Courtesy of: @trrymarie Thank you !

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James Monroe High School Las Ladronas Crew Van Nuys California 1994 Photo: @_thabeauser

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Vista, California 1977 Peachie, Dolly, Kathy and Chris. Photo: @roxanneecheverri

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S/O to my #SGV homie @purhepecha Here is a photo of a graduation party in 1998 – bishop Amat ladies 🍻

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Midget &. Grumpy Taken at Kmart photo booth on Fletcher and San Fernando 1983/4 Photo: @cholo_bby

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TBZ13, Maravilla, SS Playboys, Dead End Harpys 1990 Photo: @Yyeska213

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“Chinia and Chapa” Calecia 13 Valle Imperial Photo: @precious_pea

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Sunday Shoutout!🔊 “Shout Out to my Uncle Big Downer from Venice 13 Dukes “1991” (middle)” From : @jjwest92nd

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San Bernardino Orange show 1992 Photo: @selene_flowers_

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S/O to Toonerville Gang Vatos busted in Tracy Deuel vocational institution 1960 Photo: @mikoe75

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Tijuana Baja California Harpys Gang y Cuadra locos 1979 Photo: @_m.j.4

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Coco y Happy Vista, California CYA Photo: @760coco

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🎭~Doing Time~🎭 Child and sisters 1996 @war_child_213 @firmehinas

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Santa Ana, Orange California F-Troop Late 70s #OC 🍊 #santana Photo : @_alexsaenz

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Highland Street Santa Ana 1992 🍊 Photo: @steeler_jen

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Whittier Village Rifa 1992 Whittier California Photo: @rosepetl78

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SHOUTOUT SUNDAY! Varrio Hayes Lil Locos El Monte Photo: @gabster0813

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The Unpredictables ❔crew 1990 from one of the first Street Beat Magazines Prototype Make sure to check out my new IG project @MAP_POINTZ for more

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Lefty & Guera Norwalk Manors 1987 (photo: @deedeniseee )

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Rosie and Tootsie 1971 Cuatro Flats (photo: @rocknroll_rose )

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La Bashful & Lil Bobby 1990 Echo Park Locas (photo: @mybobby91 )

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La Dreamer~ Okie ~ Sad Eyes Crazy Riders 13 & #Playboys13 #CRS13 (photo: @theciscokid7 )

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1993 #CONART Street Beat magazine #Throwback ✨

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✊🏽Santa Ana 1972✊🏽 #Ftroop13 #Santana #OC (photo: @geesands_213 )

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Alice Aranda on the left from Santa Ana 1972. F Troop (Photo: @geesands_213 )

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Sneeky, Dreamer, Lazy, Stocky #EASTLA3CE -Tinydukes-WhittierBlvd (photo: @alexthe1martinez )

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#WestLA Late 1940s (photo: @kranker_ )

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Varrio WS #INGLEWOOD 13 CHUCAS back in 1984 (photo: @berndawg_ing_cst_310 )

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Sean Reveron was born & raised in Venice Beach, CA. He terrorized the streets of the West Side as a young Suicidal Boy, and was a part of the early Hardcore movement. Sean has always been passionate about the music and the DIY fashion of the crust and metal world, and that passion led him and his wife Meghan to create the world of CVLT Nation and the CVLT clothing brand.

38 Comments

  1. May 11, 2016 at 3:51 pm — Reply

    Antonio Blue

  2. May 11, 2016 at 1:49 am — Reply

    Sarah Wyckaert Steph Byrne

  3. May 11, 2016 at 1:25 am — Reply

    Johnny Mo

  4. May 10, 2016 at 7:01 pm — Reply

    Sydney Molina

  5. May 10, 2016 at 4:55 pm — Reply

    Courtney

  6. May 10, 2016 at 3:47 pm — Reply

    The use of the term “Thug” has become conservative speak for anybody that isn’t white that is perceived as dangerous or intimidating. Be better than that. Also I grew up around cholos and chola culture in southern California in the late 80s and early 90s and they take care of their people. On several occasions they fed me when I came around when I was a dirty skate rat punk kid. I don’t remember hearing any Gothy music and I never heard any of them talk about Morrissey, this Chola/Goth shit seems like a newer trend to me

    • May 10, 2016 at 4:48 pm — Reply

      These photos are of active gang members; if that doesn’t make them thugs then what does?

  7. May 10, 2016 at 2:47 pm — Reply

    Dionna Bell

  8. May 10, 2016 at 2:25 pm — Reply

    Hell yeah send em back for sure, screw Cholas, stupid thugs.

    • May 10, 2016 at 7:02 pm — Reply

      Send them back where. To la. This is and has always been part of la culture.

    • May 10, 2016 at 7:03 pm — Reply

      Mexico for the slow people!

  9. May 10, 2016 at 1:43 pm — Reply

    Sebastián El’ese Vida Fiada

  10. May 10, 2016 at 10:25 am — Reply

    Amber de Coite

  11. May 10, 2016 at 8:37 am — Reply

    Back in the day you feared the women more than the men!

  12. May 10, 2016 at 8:00 am — Reply

    Bryony Garner 😀

  13. May 10, 2016 at 7:30 am — Reply

    Kim Kelly Galvan 😘

  14. May 10, 2016 at 7:27 am — Reply

    Katina Flores 😘❤️

  15. May 10, 2016 at 7:22 am — Reply

    Nancy Camacho

    • May 10, 2016 at 2:26 pm — Reply

      Thank you for that.

      It feels soo nice inside to have a friend that has a true understanding of “artist culture”

      Gracias mi Amiga…Kristine Werth

    • May 10, 2016 at 6:21 pm — Reply
  16. May 10, 2016 at 6:09 am — Reply

    Alex Poulikakos

  17. May 10, 2016 at 6:03 am — Reply

    Elle MacMahon 😄

  18. May 10, 2016 at 5:52 am — Reply

    Nobody loves you Chris, and nobody cares what you think.

  19. May 10, 2016 at 3:10 am — Reply

    ping Max

  20. May 10, 2016 at 1:35 am — Reply

    Snookie Ross

  21. May 10, 2016 at 1:01 am — Reply

    Han Ten

  22. May 10, 2016 at 12:41 am — Reply

    Pubert Addams

  23. May 10, 2016 at 12:20 am — Reply

    Robin

  24. May 10, 2016 at 12:15 am — Reply

    Alexandra Wallace !!!!!

  25. May 10, 2016 at 12:12 am — Reply

    Cristina García Krystal Acevedo

  26. May 10, 2016 at 12:04 am — Reply

    They have to go back. Get em outta here!!! OUT out out!!!

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