Category:
Teenagers

When Barbie Met Ken



Who ever knew it happened at a dance?

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jul 02, 2014 - Comments (11)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Toys, Teenagers, 1960s

Are You Ready for Marriage?

Posted By: Paul - Fri May 09, 2014 - Comments (3)
Category: PSA's, Sexuality, Husbands, Teenagers, Wives, 1950s

Mike Gilhooley, Champ Stowaway

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It's one thing to repeatedly slip across the Mexico-USA border. Dangerous, but in wide-open spaces. It's quite another to stowaway five times across the Atlantic on a confined ship. (Of course, stowing away in a jetliner's wheel well is another matter entirely.)

Original article here.

Little Mike found a sponsor for his immigrant desires, but eventually wore out his welcome.


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Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Apr 22, 2014 - Comments (5)
Category: Emigrants, Immigrants and Borders, Travel, Teenagers, 1910s

Supporting his father

Back in 1932, 14-year-old Charles Highfield was promoted by his father as being the strongest boy in Great Britain. In the first picture, that's the father standing on his son's neck. The Coventry Telegraph has a bit more info about Charles's brief career as a strongman.





Posted By: Alex - Tue Mar 11, 2014 - Comments (8)
Category: Sports, Teenagers, 1930s

Group Photo Mystery

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Why are these lads all assembled for this photo opportunity?

Answer after the jump.



More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 03, 2014 - Comments (7)
Category: Photography and Photographers, Teenagers, 1960s

The Innocent Party



Good girls get VD too!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Dec 14, 2013 - Comments (2)
Category: Hygiene, PSA's, Sexuality, Teenagers, 1950s

Welch’s Family Wine







I'm sure this product, with its lookalike packaging, offered many kids a handy excuse for sampling booze. "But Ma, I thought I was drinking Welch's grape juice!"

Posted By: Paul - Wed Oct 23, 2013 - Comments (7)
Category: Advertising, Children, Teenagers, 1950s, Alcohol

Malibu High



Trailer is safe for work. Whole film assuredly not.



Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 14, 2013 - Comments (2)
Category: Education, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Sexuality, Teenagers, 1970s

Super Green Beret

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Read all his adventures here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu May 09, 2013 - Comments (7)
Category: War, Comics, Teenagers, 1960s

Gary Usher:  Driven Insane



The YouTube user who goes by the handle "Mr. Teenagedreams" has nearly 2000 rare TEEN AND WHITE DOO-WOP videos up at his channel. Some of them are delightfully weird and demented, but all are utterly captivating glimpses of a strange and remote, now vanished era.

More on Gary Usher here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jan 31, 2013 - Comments (2)
Category: Eccentrics, Music, Outsider Art, Teenagers, 1950s, 1960s

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