Farewell kiss > romance at war time. A soldier kisses his sweetheart. This "off to war" kiss took place in 1943 and appeared in a Life Magazine piece: "True Romance: The Heartache of Wartime Farewells,
Youth Culture - Teddy Boys - The 'teddy boy' style became popular among some teenage boys. They wore: tight trousers, pointed shoes and brightly-coloured jackets with thin velvet lapels. Hairstyles copied the glamorous look of movie stars.
Cosh Boys in Notting Hill, London in 1954 wearing finger-tip length jackets of a style which immediately preceded Teddy Boy style. Note the chain attached to the belt loop, which was a direct influence from the Zoot Suit.
"Faces in the Rubble In the Bronx, Capturing Beauty in the Bad Old In the middle of a Mott Haven street, a lone couple hugs tightly and twirls to the music of an unseen orchestra. Bronx, New York. Photo by By David Gonzalez