34 Vintage Photos of Clubs at North Carolina Women’s Colleges in the Early 20th Century

Not all clubs at women’s colleges in North Carolina were highly formal organizations. Many were formed to connect students with similar interests, to connect students from the same state, or purely in pursuit of fun. How would you like to have been a member of the Bandanna Gang at Salem College in 1907? Or theContinue reading “34 Vintage Photos of Clubs at North Carolina Women’s Colleges in the Early 20th Century”

Portraits of Students and Teachers at Howard University in 1946

These pictures of students and teachers at Howard University in Washington, D.C. were taken for LIFE magazine by Alfred Eisenstaedt in 1946. Two years before Eisenstaedt took the pictures, the university’s administration had asked its students to cease a campaign of protests and sit-ins against Washington diners and stores that refused to serve them. HowardContinue reading “Portraits of Students and Teachers at Howard University in 1946”

14 Vintage Photos of College Girls in Slacks in the 1940s

During World War II, women working in industrial work in war service wore their husbands’ trousers, and in the post-war era trousers were still common casual wear for gardening, socialising, and other leisure pursuits. Similarly, in Britain during the Second World War, because of the rationing of clothing, many women took to wearing their husbands’Continue reading “14 Vintage Photos of College Girls in Slacks in the 1940s”