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A look back at how American college students used to dress

This Is How American College Students Used to Dress

Single-sex or co-educational school? How do you decide what is best for your child? Image: Harrow School, Middlesex

Single-sex or co-educational school? How do you decide what is best for your child?

Por favor, garden a distancia de seguridade.

Taking No Chances A mother fastening a notice reading 'Please Mr Motorist, watch out for me', onto her son's back before he sets out on a trial bicycle ride. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images. ~B&W Photography~

June 1900 - I love love love this picture so much.  From the amazing inlaid lace work, to the piles of things on her hat, right down to the humorous look on her face!

June 1900 - check out the amazing inlaid lace work, to the piles of things on her hat, and humorous look on her face.

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer went after Switzer shouting. However, other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.

John Hay in his twenties, while serving Abraham Lincoln as his personal secretary. He later became Secretary of State under Teddy Roosevelt.  Described by a colleague as “quite young, and looks younger than he is; of a fresh and almost boyish complexion; quite a favorite among the ladies, and with a gift for epigram and repartee.”

John Hay in his twenties, while serving Abraham Lincoln as his personal secretary, (played by Joseph Cross in the movie). He later became Secretary of State under Teddy Roosevelt. Described by a colleague as “quite young, and looks younger than he.

August Sander: Bricklayer, 1928. My dad's first paid job, around 1931. This young man is probably not the bricklayer. That was skilled work. The job depicted in the photo is called "hod-carrier", an apprentice position, usually, so that young guys could learn the trade.

August Sander: Bricklayer, 1928 - He doesn't look strong enough for that load!

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