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Young student couple in love;

Glendale College Balboa Beach Party, 1947

Photo: Peter Stackpole

Summertime, Poolside 1950s

College Boxing 1949

Boys at the “Opportunity Camp” for idle High School drop-outs;

Brooklyn, N.Y., 1962

Students in auto shop class, 1950s

Students in auto shop class, 1950s

Sharply dressed boys in a high school classroom,

Dover NJ 1955

Life

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

15 year old girl pinning a carnation on her date to her first formal dance.

15 year old girl pinning a carnation on her date to her first formal dance.

University of Michigan 1957

University of Michigan 1957

University of Michigan 1957

University of Michigan 1957

Two men scour the desert night sky in hopes of seeing a flying saucer, 1957

Interplanetary Space Craft Convention;

Yucca Valley, California

photo: Ralph Crane

Two men riding in the three wheeled German made Messerschmidt, 1954

Teens enjoy malteds and ice cream, 1947

Atlanta, Georgia

Woman caught by trick camera in which toy mouse jumps out, 1957

Dance!
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Dance!

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