High School Halloween 1955 Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 17 thoughts on “High School Halloween 1955” Add yours I had forgotten that it was acceptable in the 50’s for a white person to be in blackface. LikeLike Reply I thought it was blackface at first, but the more I look at it, the more it looks like a leathery mask. But yes, in all my yearbooks before 1960, there are plenty of stage shows/minstrel shows with young people in blackface, but usually not a bowtie and suit, usually tatters. That’s the part that’s throwing me off. LikeLike Reply I remember going to a minstrel show when I was very young. It was held in the high school gymnasium/auditorium. It was put on by local residents. LikeLiked by 1 person Who knows what the lad had in mind. Back when I was a kid that stuff made me feel uncomfortable. No matter. I miss the home made treats you got back then. Except for the popcorn balls. If miracle of miracles they were wrapped. Great. Tasty. Most weren’t ,so, they attracted every thing imaginable. Loose hair,lint etc. Yech. I remember one particular house had a wienie roast with donuts and apple cider. Wow. Of course in the hood I grew up you did have to deal with the older kids trying to mug you for candy. You learned to run with a bag and you never wore a mask. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Mug you?? LikeLike Reply Well it was a tough neighbor hood. They wouldn’t hit you, unless you resisted. They would ask for your bag. With an attitude. Fortunately I knew the hood better than they did so I never lost a single popcorn ball. LikeLike The body language suggests the ladies sitting in the middle are not very comfortable with the proceedings. LikeLike Reply The far right, for sure. They are smiling, but perhaps just tolerating the proceedings. I like the way Andre the Giant is massaging Alice’s shoulders. And the middle guy is really wearing his heart on his sleeve. LikeLike Reply most of them are dressed up like 1950s high school students it seems. And my guess is that the guy on the far left is a Senior this year. ?? LikeLike Reply oh, p.s. Major makeover for I Don’t Get It! Looking good around here 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Grassy ass. LikeLike Maybe a senior zombie? I think the two on the far right are supposed to be country people. LikeLike Reply A whole new look for Halloween. I almos thought I was at the wrong joint, Kerbey. So stripped-down, but still classy. Markie likey. This group of ’55, though, they have some problems with their appearance, Halloween or no. Scowlers or scholars? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Scholars! They are smiling. Except for the choking part. LikeLike Reply The best costume by far is the girl on the front row — she’s very convincing as the girl who doesn’t mind the doofus invading her space. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply (clenching teeth) LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Never mind all of that what’s up with the disembodied feet/shoes on the left top corner? LikeLike Reply Observation and Interpretation: Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.