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Two Westbrook Junior College girls help each other with floral corsages in this late 1930s black and white photograph by Jackson-White of Portland, Maine. Both girls wear straight, floor-length formal gowns and are seated--one in a chair and the other on the arm of the chair.

The girl on the left wears a two-piece taffeta dress with a long-sleeve jacket and leg-of-mutton sleeves. The girl on the right wears a white, sleeveless, eyelet lace gown. Their hairdos feature sleek rolled curls pulled back on the sides with bobby pins or ribbon bows.

The girl on the right wears a gold bangle bracelet on her left wrist and a bright bunch of flowers at her neck. She faces her friend and pins on her friend's left shoulder a single white camellia.


Black and white photograph




late 1930s

Size of Original

8 inches x 10 inches

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