30 Vintage Photos of High School Typing Classes From Between the 1950s and 1970s

Call it keyboarding, or old-school typing… During the 1950s and ’60s typewriting was taught mostly in elementary schools, and there was a widely held conviction that typewriting skills might fast-forward a student’s acquisition of the English language — especially spelling. Through typing, students tend to become more aware of the forms that letter patterns take,Continue reading “30 Vintage Photos of High School Typing Classes From Between the 1950s and 1970s”

45 Wonderful Photos Showing Students of George Washington University During the Late 1950s

The George Washington University is a private research university in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. It was founded in 1821 as Columbian College, and has since grown to comprise fourteen undergraduate and graduate colleges and schools, including the School of Media and Public Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, Law School, andContinue reading “45 Wonderful Photos Showing Students of George Washington University During the Late 1950s”

24 Tragic Photos of the Kent State Shootings, 1970

On May 4, 1970, at Ohio’s Kent State University, four American citizens were murdered by their own government. A line of 29 men of the Ohio National Guard marched up before a group of unarmed protesters and opened fire, killing four and wounding nine others. It’s an episode now burned into history as the KentContinue reading “24 Tragic Photos of the Kent State Shootings, 1970”

17 Groovy Photos of High School Fashions in 1969

In 1969, photographer Arthur Schatz went to a California high school to do a photo-essay for LIFE magazine on an emerging trend in fashion. The results seemed to find the youth of the time developing an identity for their generation. In contrast to the popular fashions and styles of certain decades — the Gibson GirlContinue reading “17 Groovy Photos of High School Fashions in 1969”

18 Amazing Photos Showing Teenagers Dancing at the High School Dance During the 1960s & 1970s

The school dance is looming and you have no idea what moves you will shake, much less how to do those moves. Dancing in front of other people can be intimidating, especially if you’re already feeling self-conscious. These candid photographs primarily taken in the early 1970s, they give us a look at the high schoolContinue reading “18 Amazing Photos Showing Teenagers Dancing at the High School Dance During the 1960s & 1970s”