Looks like a fun day!
Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:21 PM
Don't you think these kids would agree? Not only are they wearing buttons to mark their attendance at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, but the cotton candy looks great! This is part of what I enjoy about the fairs. The major pavilions and shows are fun, of course, but sometimes it's the simple things that make the day special.
By the way, the vending machines behind them were a big deal at the 1962 Fair. Being able to buy a meal, especially a hot one, from a machine was something new, and the Fair organizers made a big thing out of it. Personally I prefer freshly prepared food to something that has been sitting there for hours, but some people seem to prefer speed over quality. These snack bars must have been heaven to them.
Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:41 PM
Posted 14 March 2010 - 09:08 PM
Posted 15 March 2010 - 04:44 AM
So it's surprising that both these boys are wearing them here.
Also, think of how time has flown - both of these kids are now in their mid fifties and are approaching retirement age.
Posted 15 March 2010 - 06:06 AM
This particular picture brings two recollections to mind.
1. The rolled up cuffs at the bottom of the jeans. This was so you could 'grow into them'. Either they were bought big, or they were a hand-me-down from an older sibling. In this case it looks like BOTH the boys have rolled up cuffs.
2. I'm guessing that underneath the knees on the jeans of both these boys, mom has applied one of those 'iron-on patches' to stiffen the material for wear. Sometimes used also to patch holes.
Looks like it's none too late- the younger of the two is already working on a hole in the knee of one leg.
The knees of the jeans on both these kids look so stiff that today you might guess they're wearing soccer shin guards. But back then it was probably those iron-on patches applied to the underside of the material.
Remember when it was the style to button your shirt all the way up to your adam's apple?
This was before it became the sign of a nerd or dufus.
Posted 15 March 2010 - 11:04 PM
Posted 18 March 2010 - 03:52 PM
I wonder if there are any Chung King restaurants anywhere today?
Posted 18 March 2010 - 05:15 PM
Posted 18 March 2010 - 05:28 PM
Posted 19 March 2010 - 08:27 AM
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