Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This photo was dated June 26, 27, 28 1956. The Girl Scouts are preparing to board a train bound from Providence, RI to New York City. Unfortunately their names were not listed. There appear to be three Cadettes in the foreground, possibly three seniors on the left (appearing to be in white) and a woman …

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This vintage press photo is stamped “Miami Herald Staff Photo / by Fred Brent” and is dated November 19, 1949. ┬áNow, take a look at this shot from the 1948 Girl Scout calendar… While the calendar photo would have been taken probably in 1947, the uniforms are virtually identical. Girls wore saddle shoes, which to …

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A group of Brownie Girl Scouts, somewhere. The uniforms are consistent with the 1941-1956 style, which featured four to six buttons on the bodice, a belted waist and short sleeves. The dresses were made from cotton and required pressing before wearing. Notice their large bow ties! Two of my Brownies will be modeling these uniforms …

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Eight early Girl Scouts pause for lunch in front of a Model T Ford. The Model T was available between 1908-1927 in relatively the same shape and fashion though the entire run. There were slight variations to the hood shape as the car was redesigned every few years, but the name Model T remained unchanged. …

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