Репортаж Нины Лин о жизни подростков в послевоенной Америке. В качестве героинь для репортажа она выбрала 17-летних сестер - близняшек Бетти и Барбару Баундз из города Талса, штат Оклахома.
Фотографии, как всегда, кликабельны. Подписи к ним оставлены оригинальные (англ.).
At a party, teen-agers of the Bounds twins' set munch doughnuts and sip Cokes whenever they are not dancing with serious faces to sentimental music. At right, Barbara dances with Jimmy Dick.
Contrasts in teen-age clothes are shown by Betty Bounds (right), wearing a dainty 1947 outfit, while Barbara poses in sloppy get-up.
Chores are receiving new respect, for 1947 teen-agers think of marriage much more seriously than their wartime equivalents did. Note the frilliness of Betty's shorts.
Identical twins Barbara and Betty Bounds eat al fresco with their parents in Tulsa, Okla.
Although teen-age girls are more romantic and less boisterous than they used to be, they still like to put on some old clothes, whizz around with boys and even get a little grease on their hands.
Betty Bounds talks to classmates at school.
Barbara and Betty Bounds look at a globe with a friend.
Always handy, combs are often carried in sock. No girl is ever without one.
The Bounds sisters take a ride with friends.
Barbara and Betty Bounds sunbathe side by side.
Identical twins Barbara and Betty Bounds ride a horse together.
Nancy Churchwell, a friend, tastes a mixture for fudge cake as Barbara Bounds, 17, watches skeptically.
The Bounds sisters get ready for ballet class.
The Bounds go for a ride with friends.