Three Westbrook Junior College students and their dates enjoy a Ball--probably the Snow Carnival Ball--at the Eastland Hotel, Portland, Maine, in this1949 glossy black and white photograph. On the back written in pencil is Eastland 1949; seated, Joan E. Sullivan, Ardeth Meserve; standing, Robt. T. Thomas, JoAnne Vaughan, Stanley Plummer, Theodore Browne.
The three couples are dressed in formal attire. Joan wears a floor length light colored evening gown with cap sleeves and a wide studded belt. A corsage is pinned to her left shoulder. JoAnne wears a dark satin gown with spaghetti straps. Her corsage is pinned to the right side of her bodice. Ardeth's gown is a black strapless, water-stained taffeta. She wears black elbow length mitts and a wrist corsage on her left arm.
The three young men wear black tuxedos with wide double-breasted lapels, and white shirts with black bow ties. Both Robert and Theodore have carnation boutonnieres pinned to their lapels with white dress handkerchiefs in their breast pockets.
Black and white photograph
Size of Original
8 3/16 inches x 10 inches
"Eastland Ball, Westbrook Junior College, 1949" (1949). University of New England, Westbrook College History Collection. https://dune.une.edu/wchc_photos_students1940s/10
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