Saturday, April 28, 2012

1960s & 1970s Through the Decades Displays

The Library's centennial celebration continues with Through the Decades displays covering the 1960s and 1970s.  What was happening at MPL, in Mooresville, and around the country at the time?  If you lived way back then, you probably remember some exciting times.

Click the images to enlarge.  You might wish to adjust your web browser to magnify further, if your eyesight's as bad as mine.

 1970s Dress & Hat

 1940s Dress and Hat

Examples of Ladies Fashions

Of course, these are just a few examples of women's fashions through the decades of the 20th century.  We would have literally filled the Library with all the clothing variations during the past 100 years, but that would have left precious little room for anything else. We have several books available in the Library's collections that showcase 20th century fashions (and beyond).  Some of these books are also on display and may be checked out at the Library, if you have an Evergreen Indiana library card.

Take a look at our displays during your next visit to the Library.  Compare what you remember (if you lived through the time periods) with our historical sampling on the display placards.  Remember--it's only a sample tray of historical details for you to snack upon.  The full historical menu, so to speak, has many more bits of information and experience, both from the written and oral historical records and from our (and other's) memories.  We hope these tidbits are "seasoned and prepared to taste," to use the cookbook analogy.

I'd bring to the Library some of my authentic 1960s and 1970s clothes still hanging in my closet at home, but nobody wants to relive that fashion horror--least of all me.  If you lived back then, you know what I mean.

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