Spring Along the Mississippi, 1949
photo: Loomis Dean
Teen couple kissing, 1952
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
Sharply dressed boys in a high school classroom,
Dover NJ 1955
Stephens College, 1945
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.
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