In 1945, a new social group for teenage girls, the “Sub-Deb Club,” exploded in popularity, especially in the midwest.
Posts Tagged: 1940s
Tomorrow’s Defenders of Liberty
The Victory Corps was an educational program for teenagers that ran from 1942-44, training high schoolers to become “tomorrow’s defenders of liberty.”
The New York State Training School for Girls, 1904-1975
The New York State Training School for Girls was established in Hudson, New York in 1904 as a new establishment for the internment of “incorrigible” girls between the ages of 12 and 15.
Los Angeles, World Capital of Teen Fandom
Teenage is screening today at ArcLight Doc Fest in Los Angeles, so here’s a chronological compilation of LA teens doing what they do best — fawning over entertainers of all kinds in the entertainment capital of the world (the above photo is a Bee Gees concert in 1979!).
How To Be a Mid-Century British Teen
In the years that followed the birth of the “teenager” in 1945, British and American adults had no choice but to come to terms with the cultural and economic power of this new group.
Hannie Schaft, Resistance Fighter
Hannie Schaft was a resistance fighter of the Raad Van Verzet, which was closely tied to the Communist Party of the Netherlands.
Jones Valley High School of Birmingham, 1925-1974
Today Teenage is screening in Birmingham, Alabama at the Sidewalk Film Festival, so we’re celebrating Birmingham teens.
Carmen Dell’Orefice, model and actress, was discovered at the age of 13 on a bus going to ballet class.
Moroccan Style, ’30s and ’40s
Collected photographs of young women of Morocco during the 1930s and 1940s.
Elvis fans are aflutter over his thirteen year old boy signature.