These vintage photographs from 1949 of life on campus at Smith College, a women's private liberal arts college in Northhampton, MA, remind me so much of the movie Mona Lisa Smile with Julia Roberts. Remember that movie?
I love how photographer Patrick Stackpole captured every day campus life of these women. And of course I enjoy looking at their clothes! Love those chambray and denim shirts, the little cardigans with brooches, and all those saddle shoes! I used to wear my fair share of vintage cardigans, but I sort of got over it. Well, for now anyway.
One thing I notice about this vintage photograph and their coats are the large size of the coats! Sometimes I forget that intentionally women just wore these big boxy coats in the early 50s. Sometimes I come across vintage coats and think "how are coats SO HUGE and dresses so small?!" It was just the style I guess!
img source: Google Image Archives by LIFE
August 14, 2012