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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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My Aunt Susan December 1963. She had to stay away from low flying aircraft and short doorways. View full size.

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the amount of effort and hairspray it took to achieve this look. If you check the biceps of women from this era, you will find an unnaturally developed muscle from all the "ratting" it took to build the height. I'm surprised there's not a wave of deaths from Aqua-Net aerosol-lung disease.

Beehives and high school

Having attended high school while this hairstyle was popular, I will say that there were classes in which I sat to the rear of the room and never saw the teacher, much less the blackboard.


All I can think of is Tracy Turnblad in "Hairspray".

"Didn't two weeks in hairdo detention teach you anything?"

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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