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+~+~ Vintage Photograph ~+~+ Teenager in boys-wear fashion with plaid jacket. St. Louis, Missouri, 1944. By Nina Leen.

The Invention of Teenagers by Nina Leen: “Pat Woodruff does homework with the radio going full blast”, Missouri, 1944 (via LIFE) To all of you out there in the midst of finals.

LIFE 1951 - photo Nina Leen

Photo by Irving Penn, Life Magazine, 1951

Teenage girls wearing new animal pattern sweaters,1945. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Teenage girls wearing new animal pattern

Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall during the 1940s.

Tap lessons led dancer to career as Rockette in the (story from Reminisce Magazine)

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.

Warren G. Harding High School students, Warren, Ohio, circa I remember wearing my school sweater in junior high. Lincoln Junior High School in Charleston W.

Two beautifully attired gals (with terrific hair) relaxing in the garden found photo young women in sundresses plaid print day casual 40s 50s vintage style fashion

theladyingenue: “My favorite part of summertime is being able to wear all my vintage summer dresses ❤ …& having drinks with good friends. 😊 Here is a beautiful summer cocktail recipe that is as pretty.

Yes! Isn't that your car?

pretty girl, neat car o style

Pajamas, Pyjamas (Potatoes, Potahtoes)

Jim Jams

Nina Leen—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Mens pajamas are worn at night. Hair is curled with rags, not bobby pins.

The Passion of Former Days: Teenage Boys of the 1940s Knit sweaters to match bedding?

Teenage Boys of the , love his Knit airplane sweater!

LIFE stated 1944: Some 6,000,000 U.S. teen-age girls live in a world all their own — a lovely, gay, enthusiastic, funny and blissful society almost untouched by the war.  Potrait of an American teen 1944 Not sure how accurate this is though The Invention of Teenagers: LIFE and the Triumph of Youth Culture | LIFE.com

The Invention of Teenagers: LIFE and the Triumph of Youth Culture

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