American History in Photos

“Nothing is quite as wonderful as ‘almost’ grown-ups when you are young … and nothing is quite as lamented as the lost innocence of youth when you are grown. For this little girl from Shelby, N.C., last year’s state basketball tournament was a time of wonder. Basketball tourneys mean cheerleaders, of course, and at the age when making the ‘A’ Squad seems the pinnacle of feminine ambition, well, even being permitted to do up a lace or two has special meaning. MAR 1978”

American History in Photos

“ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 17, WITH DETROIT GUNS STORY — LISTEN GIRLS — Instructor Lisa Rozner describes an automatic pistol to a group of woman attending a gun clinic at the Dearborn, Mich., police pistol range. The clinic is one of a number in the Detroit area training civilians — many of them women — in the use of firearms. Police officials say civilian interest in guns and gun training has increased significantly since the riots last July. March 14, 1968”