Senior Prom Orchid

Submitted by Bob Ramsdell March 18th, 2012
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In the 1940’s when a guy took out his girlfriend to the Senior Prom, he would give her an orchid. Most of the girls would try to keep their memories alive by pressing the orchid in a book or magazine. At a garage sale, I found a May 1942 Oakland CA phone book and, upon looking through it, found this pressed orchid which is in remarkable shape for being 70 years old.

One Response to “Senior Prom Orchid”

  1. Allee Willis

    I love finding this kind of stuff. I still have my big, fat 1960’s Webster’s dictionary with the corsage I wore to my senior prom still pressed in it.

    I really love that this was pressed in the phone book. And it certainly died to a fabulous color palette.