We had a glimpse of teenage boys in the 1940s; don’t worry, there were girls too!
St. Louis, Missouri, 1944. By Nina Leen.

Teenage girls in blue jeans drink Coke and hang out. Source

Homework while listening to the radio. Source

The standard outfit for school, a skirt and sweater. Source
The usual after-school outfit, men’s jeans and shirt (and cigarette!). Source
A girl getting these clothes from her brother. Source
Man’s pajamas and hair rags. Source
Two girls have a sleepover. Source
Teenagers listen to records at the record store. Source

Socializing. Source
Homework on the bed to a stuffed animal audience. Source
A girl reading to the boys she’s babysitting. Source

Bed-making. Source

A girl showing off a sweater that is far too tight for polite company. Source

Using nail polish to hold up socks, apparently. Source
Talking on the phone. Source

Still talking. Source

Are you still talking?? Source

Give me the phone! Source

Aghghhh! Phone wars! Source
Cruising with the boys. Source
Of course, even back then teens had to get old, crappy cars. Source

At the movie with a boy. Source