Old Photos: Lawrence Lions High School Football

These photos were taken for the Novemebr 7, 1960 issue of the Life Magazine.

High School Fevers at Football Time:

On the tingling eve of the big high school football game, drama was being played out in thousands of U.S. cities and towns. Girl students swirl like autumn leaves as they lived and breathed their

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Teenage Girls: Nothing Changed

On December 11, 1944 the Life Magazine published an article: Teen-Age Girls – They Live In A Wonderful Wold Of Their Own.

There is a time in life of every American girl when the most important thing in the world is to be one of the crowd of the other girls and to act an

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USSR in American Magazine Covers

Some of those are pretty amusing. In no particular order.

1956 – Khrushchev denounces Stalin, as pointed out by the Kremlin tower standing on Stalin’s portrait. Previously Stalin’s portrait on the floor – years and years of Gulag, or worse. Roses are wrapped in the Soviet newspaper “Pravda” (Truth).

TIME cover 04-30-1956 fanciful illustration

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Old Photos: Wonderland Arcade in Kansas City

Recently a set of photos taken at the Kansas City’s Wonderland Arcade in the late 1960’s made rounds on the Internet. These photos are stored at the National Archives in the file “Wonderland Inc. v. United States of America, 1968 – 1968”. The National Archives allows searches but not direct links or bookmarks, so you

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Old Photos: Surviving a Nuclear Blast

We were driving on I-70 when my Mom saw the billboard for the Churchill Memorial in Fulton, MO. I told her what I knew about the “Iron Curtain” speech; the American experience during the Cold War; the radiation drills; famous videos of kids hiding under their desks; even the fallout shelters in Kansas City.

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