Before the twist, the running man, and the grind—guys and girls danced to formal orchestras and lined up dance partners days in advance. This illustrative Chinese lantern invitation for the 1927 Junior Prom doubles as a dance card, complete with dangling pencil. Looks like this chap didn’t get down ’til late night, when the time is right.
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Liberty High School, Brentwood, CA
via Online Archives of California