This guy was the diving champ at French overnight camp.
Series: Archive Fever
Visual essays, photos, and ephemera from youth cultures.
German Youth of Decades Past
Looking forward to our German TV debut on Arte Sunday night, we dug up our favorite blog posts about the youth of Germany.
Stories from the Carlisle Indian School
From 1879 to 1910 over ten thousand Native American children from every corner of the United States were sent to the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.
Teenage Highlights from the British Pathé Archives
On April 16th, British Pathé made headlines when they announced that their formidable archive of newsreel footage would be released onto YouTube.
Youth in Resistance: The Polish Scouts
While Germany occupied Poland from 1939-1945, a critical youth movement went underground along with the Polish Home army.
B.Y.O. Philly’s Night Out in Camden
Tired of being misunderstood as pierced and mohawked harbingers of the apocalypse by talk show stiffs like Parents of Punkers family therapy founder Serena Dank, LA punks Youth Brigade formed the Better Youth Organization, or BYO.
Youth in Internment
In February of 1943, with Pearl Harbor still smoldering in Hawaii, President Roosevelt signed an executive order that would lead to the internment of over 110,000 people in prison camps across the Southwest.
Zoot Suit Riot
For a generation of Chicano youths in 1940s Los Angeles, zoot suits were pure swagger.
The Shaming of Fanny Hyde
On a January workday in 1872, a seventeen year old woman named Fanny Hyde killed her boss, George Watson.
Shirley Temple’s Teenage Years
When you mention Shirley Temple you will invariably recall that iconic, perennially smiling, dimpled face wreathed in golden curls.