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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Junior Hop: 1953

Junior Hop: 1953

1953. "College students attending party with a tropical theme." Photo by Charlotte Brooks for the Look magazine assignment "Junior Hop." View full size.

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Ah, Golden Youth!

...gathered around the, er, flashbulb....

White Bucks and Paper Dixie Cups

I remember wearing white buck shoes. It was one of the main items for that "Ivy League Style". No one would wear them in public until they were properly scuffed up first. Every casual party had paper dixie cups. School year books during this period would usually show students sporting those straw hats for a variety of themed parties such as a Li'l Abner Sadie Hopkins Day Dance.

Bracelet of ???

O-Rings? And here we thought Madonna invented that look in 1983. Ha, she did not!

The guitarist

looks like a young Warren Beatty.

That Looks

Downright cozy! Tad early for Belafonte I'd guess, Cugat?

[Even before Belafonte, Calypso music was gaining a following, particularly in New York and also on college campuses, where it became part of the general revival of interest in folk music that blossomed in the 50s. -tterrace]

Ha! I was in Louisiana, we missed out on that memo! And I was about 12. HA!

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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