Tag Archives: dress codes

Documenting the Department Store, 1961

What a wonderful contrast between the shopper and the worker in this 1961 photo by Ruth-Marion Baruch.  I discovered it in the alumni magazine of my undergraduate alma mater, UC Santa Cruz.  The university was gifted the archive of Baruch … Continue reading

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LuAnn in the Battle for Pants, 1971

Today we take pants for granted—I do not own a single dress. But this story by reader LuAnn reminds us that it was not always the case. She writes: “One snowy cold day in January of 1971, I wore a … Continue reading

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