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Teenage Girls 1944 | The Invention of Teenagers: LIFE and the Triumph of Youth Culture | LIFE.com

Passing notes in class - the original texting. I remember passing notes before texting existed!

Sloppy Joes - large, loose pullovers worn by adolescents in the mid 1940s.

"At Friday-night hen party Martha Ruddy and Fredna Parker jig around to music. When not dancing, girls sprawl on floor talking, singing, knitting and nibbling endlessly at pretzels. Show Aunt Fredna what's what R .

essentialisinvisible:  ohn F. Kennedy having a tea party with his daughter, Caroline.

JFK and Caroline Kennedy. Father and Daughter Having a Tea Party at the White House.Being A Father Seemed the Greatest Delight of JFK's Short Life.Especially Since He Came To The Job Late In Life.A Sweet Pic.

The long walk home with arms full of books.  Life before backpacks!

I remember having.an arm load of books and having to walk home from school.before backpacks!

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Girls in a milk-bar in England, 1954 love old black and white photos

Typing class in the 60's

Typing class in high school. The good old manual typewriter. We had 2 manual typewriters and the rest were electric. We had to see each day who was stuck with the manual ones.



Vintage Old School Cool

Vintage Old School Cool

Nina Leen—Time & Life Pictures/Getty ImagesTeenagers at a party in 1947 in Tulsa, Oklahoma; LIFE reported that they "munch doughnuts and sip cokes whenever they are not dancing with serious faces to sentimental music.

Teens on a movie date night, 1957

cute Black and White vintage date lovely retro rockabilly milkshake diner first date fashion cuple circle dress style old diner

Students relaxing. Vassar College 1940

Students Studying Students gather to study in the dorms,

1950s "poodle skirts"

1950 poodle skirts then

Elliott Erwitt - Normal Chaos, 1955. S)  Moms 'multi-tasked' before the word even came into usage!!

Elliott Erwitt's Best Picture? The Next One.

Elliott ERWITT :: New Rochelle, New York, 1955 (busy mom) looks like my life!

Elaine Morey, Dorothy Darrell, Peggy Moran, and Jeanne Kelly  …cute as lace pants in 1941

1941 Fun times with Dorothy Darrell, Elaine Morey, Jeanne Kelly and Peggy Moran


19 Kisses Captured At The Perfect Moment: Marlene Dietrich kisses a GI as he arrives home from World War II in this is just a heart warming beautiful photo.

I wish they got to meet! Every photo has a story behind it.

Legendary kiss V–J day in Times Square Alfred Eisenstaedt , was published in Life in 1945 with the caption, In New York's Times Square a white-clad girl clutches her purse and skirt as an uninhibited sailor plants his lips squarely on hers

Crossing guards

THIS WAS I School safety patrol.i remember the white band, and wearing one as I was on the safety patrol.