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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • GEORGE WASHINGTON CROSSING THE PIES

Hine Junior High: 1925

Hine Junior High: 1925

February 19, 1925. Washington, D.C. The Hine Junior High School girls' basketball team. 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company. View full size.

 

Rich Girls?

Although Mr. Mel's posting is almost two years old, having lived for 12 years in the neighborhood of Hine JHS, I believe it should be noted that those girls were far more likely to have been members of working class families, rather than "rich." That Eastern Market neighborhood (Seventh Street SE) is gentrified today, but in the 1920s it was home to many workers at the near-by Washington Navy Yard.

Girl on the Right

Her hair is longer than the others- less flapperesque. Nary a speck of knee is showing. Long-sleeved shirt and standard tie knot. I wonder if her parents were more conservative than the others? Also, how did these ladies of yore keep those stockings up without turning their knees blue?

Individuality

Plenty of individuality in neckwear.

Young Women

My God, the difference between these girls and the Bibb factory girls, shows the gap between rich and poor in the first quarter of the last century. Unfortunately it took a world war in the second quarter to straighten it out. So much for the good old days, if you were in the wrong segment.

 
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