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Nina Leen was one of the first women photographers at Life Magazine. Born in Russia, she brought an outsider's perspective to her photojournalism, at a time when American life was experiencing a dramatic post-war shift in reality. Family life, working...

Letterman sweaters, or also known as varsity jackets, were worn by many highschool or college athletes during the 1930s.  These jackets were awarded based on the athletes accomplishments or whether they were a team captian, ect.  The "letter" on the jacket is earned as a reward, not just given.

Letterman sweaters, or also known as varsity jackets, were worn by many highschool or college athletes during the 1930s. These jackets were awarded based on the athletes accomplishments or whether they were a team captian, ect. The "letter" on the jacket is earned as a reward, not just given.

A businessman flirting with a young lady after work, 1946.  By Nina Leen

A businessman flirting with a young lady after work, 1946. By Nina Leen

Teenage girl tying a scarf around the neck of her boyfriend as a fad. Atlanta, 1947.     By Ed Clark

Teenage girl tying a scarf around the neck of her boyfriend as a fad. Atlanta, 1947. By Ed Clark

The British Society for the Preservation of the Miniskirt (via kaftorim)

The British Society for the Preservation of the Miniskirt (via kaftorim)

1940's I forget they wore short shorts back then. Style really does just recycle itself.

1940's I forget they wore short shorts back then. Style really does just recycle itself.

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