SWEET, FLUFFY NOSTALGIA
Special Youth and Adult newspaper ads collection from The Era
Memories in words
...and from Pondgirl Allison
Graduation and Class
"See-through" dresses fad
Prom, Homecoming & Beauty Pageant
Trying on pettis in The Era (1956)
Cleaned up and optimized by Sylvia Marie
John V.: "The woman on the right in this picture is my mother, June Engelmeyer - VanTilburg trying on a petticoat at a store called Tow Bari at Cherry Hill and
Outer Drive in Dearborn Michigan. The story is that she agreed to have dinner
with the Life photographer that took that picture. I hope he wasn't the Harvey
Weinstein type. Thanks for keeping history alive." Right: Anything changed?
A picture from the July 23, 1957 issue of Look magazine, showing three girls posing and pulling up their skirts to proudly display their petticoats. Photographed by Archie Lieberman on the step of Little Rock Central High School just before the famous Civil Rights confrontation there. The girls are named (l to r): Sandra, Jane and Roberta (wonder where they are today).
--Contributed by "Voluminous" Colorized version by Walt
1958 Scrapbook (Festival Queen)
Every once in a while,
we come across a very special picture which just gnaws at our heart and
soul, making us wish that those times were back and the youth portrayed
were ours. This charming picture is shared,
knowing YOU'LL understand. Let us know what you think--We did the best we
could to restore it (It is from a scan).
Strolling the Seine, we turned a corner and.......my! <sigh> --Contributed by Janet
writes: "Thanks to Janet for this wonderful picture: I often cross the
Seine, and I recall George Brassens' song
From LIFE ("Fashion-Dancing School Dresses").
common sight from the good ole days, and the reason we all spent
so much time in the back of Woolworth's
(below) Mode O'Day dress shop,
24253 San Fernando Road, Newhall, CA (1960). Woman at left is Dorothy
Dorothy Hunt owned the dress shop until 1968 and later moved to Fresno. (Identification provided by Diana [and Gary] Allen, Hunt's daughter.)
Lord and Taylor, 1954
Prom gown shopping
From Jean L.
Some Life library Era dress shop
Found by Crinolyn
school girl buying prom
From John N.
ED: We loved the way quilted skirts like
this were so heavy that they
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