History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

27 February, 2012

Teenage Girls of the 1940s

We had a glimpse of teenage boys in the 1940s; don't worry, there were girls too!

St. Louis, Missouri, 1944. By Nina Leen.



Teenage girls in blue jeans drink Coke and hang out. Source



Homework while listening to the radio. Source



The standard outfit for school, a skirt and sweater. Source



The usual after-school outfit, men's jeans and shirt (and cigarette!). Source



A girl getting these clothes from her brother. Source



Man's pajamas and hair rags. Source



Two girls have a sleepover. Source



Teenagers listen to records at the record store. Source



Socializing. Source



Homework on the bed to a stuffed animal audience. Source



A girl reading to the boys she's babysitting. Source



Bed-making. Source






A girl showing off a sweater that is far too tight for polite company. Source



Using nail polish to hold up socks, apparently. Source



Talking on the phone. Source



Still talking. Source



Are you still talking?? Source



Give me the phone! Source



Aghghhh! Phone wars! Source



Cruising with the boys. Source



Of course, even back then teens had to get old, crappy cars. Source



At the movie with a boy. Source

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