Saturday, November 17, 2012
Today's "Anything Goes Saturday" features girls! Or in the case of this first photo, maybe "young women" would be more apt. This photo is undated, though I would guess that it is from the 1940's (it was in an unusual green cardboard mount). Could this be all of the girls in a small school's graduating class? Debutantes? The Homecoming/Prom Queen and her court (five of them are wearing enormous corsages)? Whatever the case, they are all dressed in their finest gowns (I'll bet a number of those were made by thrifty and talented mothers) under a proscenium. I hoped that the yellow and white flag barely visible to our right would at least tell give me a clue about the state that this school was in, but it doesn't resemble any flag that I recognize. It's frustrating to not know more about it.
From a different bunch of slides comes this picture from a school dance (junior high?) from the 1950's. A few boys have headed to the top of the bleachers in the hopes that nobody will notice them, which dozens of girls gather like a colorful bouquet. Did they all stay right there the whole night? Did any brave boys ask any of the girls to join them on the dance floor? You will just have to make up your own stories.