Long before the Myspace and “duck face” rose to prominence, teen girls with cameras were already taking photos of themselves and sending them to loved ones.
Posts Tagged: 1910s
Denver Teen Street Fashion, 1904-1920
Colorado at the turn of the century — the heart of the Wild West, full of cowboys, hustlers, vigilantes, sharpshooters, saloons and people filled with the ruggedness and mettle necessary to survive.
Girl Scouts, 1918
Margaret and Dorothy star in the Girl Scouts propaganda/silent film ‘The Golden Eaglet’ released in 1918, soon after WWI.
These sorrowful photographs by Lewis Hine show the work life of young boys during a time when child labor was exploited.
Manual High Makers
The students at Manual Training High School in Denver, Colorado studied more than just reading and writing.
War Garden Girls
The National War Garden Commission was an American effort in 1917 to “grow your own” in a time of limited food production.
Teens at Work
Boston, Massachusetts. Abe Singer, 14-year old helper at Wax Florists, 143 Tremont Street.
The Cottingley Fairies
In 1917 two young cousins from Cottingley, England, borrowed a camera and set off into the countryside.
Hannah and Her Friends
A portrait of Hannah’s gym class in Woltmershausen, Bremen, Germany, 1925.
Jon Savage recently wrote a fascinating article for Vice on the Wandervogel and German youth gangs in the 1930s.