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Lucille Ball

Young spectators watching a punchball game, 1946

Young spectators watching a punchball game, 1946

College Boxing 1949

Young suburban couple riding bicycles to formal dance, 1942

Young suburban couple riding bicycles to formal dance, 1942

Handsome teen boy arrives to the home of his date, 1947

Tulsa, Oklahoma

WWII soldiers get their last kiss before being deployed.

WWII soldiers get their last kiss before being deployed.

Nash Dashboard, 1942

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Courtesy in WWII

Stephens College, 1945 

Columbia, Montana

above: girls are taught how to apply lipstick in a way that is flattering to each face type.

Full college credit given for a personal appearance course called a “Charm course”. Girls taught how to design and make clothes, how to sit, use make-up and even take a proper bath. The course was put together by Hollywood clothes designer Muriel King and instructed by two former models and a New York dress designer. The course was the brain child of smart Stephens College President, James Madison Wood. He decided to impliment the course in an effort to maintain Stephens College record of 83% of its graduates getting married in five years.

photos by Nina Leen

Kiss

Kiss

Manicure colors and application technique,  c.1940s

Teens enjoy malteds and ice cream, 1947

Atlanta, Georgia

Carnation Cook Book, 1942