Recently I have been working on my computer archives of scanned old family photographs, improving the way I recorded the who and where of each.
One group of photos was when we took my sister to Allegheny College to start her freshman year in 1951. I was surprised how dressed up we all were, me in a sports jacket and my mother and sister each in a dark skirt and jacket with a white blouse. My father must have been taking the pictures, but I am sure he was wearing a suit befitting a CPA.
I live close enough to the University of Delaware to see some of the arriving freshmen each year. To bring you up-to-date, the standard dress has long been flip-flops and shorts, tank tops for the girls and sleeveless T’s for the guys.
And that’s just the parents.