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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Whitworth College (Almost) Manless Dance September 1949
I don't know what they were thinking, but the looks on their faces are priceless.
Both photographs are from the local library's digital Whitworth College archives. The first photo's description reads, "Eight women in formal dress; on back several names marked out, and '1949 manless dance, Whitworth College' in pencil."
For the second photo, the description reads, "Three younger women in formal dress, slightly older couple, all at table with punch bowl; on back, 'Clearance (sic) Jenkins at Whitworth College dance, Sept. 1949, Brookhaven, Miss. Photo by Bobby Coke' in ink with 'Bobby Coke, 110 W. Cherokee Street, Brookhaven, Miss. Photo by Bobby Coke' in ink with 'Bobby Coke, 110 W. Cherokee St. Brookhaven, Miss. 39604' (sic) stamped on bottom; in pencil, 'manless dance, Whitworth College, Brookhaven, Ms.'"