Thank you for your interest in this page. I would like to think of it as a cooperative effort with you. Your comments would be of great interest. I am looking for any historical material, articles on clothing, interesting pasages from biographies/autobiographies,
Figure 1.--Shorts became more common in the 1920s, especially in more affluent American families, but were still generally worn long. The picture shows Eleanor Roosevelt and her son James.
I would greatly appreciate any new material you could
provide. Please don't think you have to write any massive academic
piece. Any thing you might
care to submit would be of interest. I think actually that the most interesting
material is the little
items visitors to this web site have provided about their own personal experiences.
A wide variety of material would be of interest: descriptions of your
and your friends'
boyhood clothes; school or scout uniforms; what you liked and didn't
like and why (uncomfortable, old fashioned, juvenile, ect.); conversations with your parents and friends; a picture of you
as a boy in period clothing; or anything else
you would like to share. All of us must at least remember some of what what we wore as kids and what we liked
and didn't like. Many of us were quite clothes conscious as children or
especially teenagers. As a result, we have considerable expertise on
the clothing styles of our youth--to a far greater extent than historians
looking back. We are the ones that remember the fashions, fads, and expressions
of our formative years. We are seeking information on fashions styles, but
also how the changing fashions have reflected societal changes and how
we as chldren viewed those societal changes.
Some of you have expressed considerable interest in certain pahes of this web site.
If you find one of our ages particularly interested, we'd be quite willing to discuss an adopt-
a-page understanding with you. We have our hands full with this massive undertaking and
would be most interesting in others pursuing specific pages in more detail tham we are capable of
doing at this time.
This web site is still
under construction and is likely to be so for some time as your contributions flow in.
Check back soon for several new additions.
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