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Hanging Out: 1936

Hanging Out: 1936

A Sunday afternoon street scene in Jackson, Ohio. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Theodor Jung for the Farm Security Administration.

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Jackson Boys

Yeah, in 1936 sneakers existed. Converse Chucks started somewhere around 1919. I grew up about 30 miles South of Jackson, Ohio and 21 years later.

Jeans to be traded soon.

He doesn't know it yet, but it's 1936 and in a few years he'll be wearing combat fatigues. I can't help but wonder if he survived to 1945.


Jeans were invented during the California gold rush (1849).

Funny how teenagers looked just as surly then as they do today

A guy wearing jeans and

A guy wearing jeans and sneakers in 1936?

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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