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A Memory Book

When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink?Every generation brings a new definition of masculinity and femininity that manifests itself in children’s dress. Little Franklin Delano Roosevelt sits primly on a stool, his white skirt spread smoothly over his lap, his hands clasping a hat trimmed with a marabou feather. Shoulder-length hair and patent leather party shoes complete the ensemble. We find the look unsettling today, yet social convention of 1884, when FDR was photographed at age 2 1/2, dictated that boys wore dresses until age 6 or 7, also the time of their first haircut. Franklin’s outfit was considered gender-neutral. But nowadays people just have to know the *** of a baby or young child at first glance. Why have young children’s clothing styles changed so dramatically? How did we end up with two “teams”—boys in blue and girls in pink? → a follow-up on …


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Registered: May 2009
Location: Belgium (French is my mother language).
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Date: Mon July 29, 2013
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