Comments on “LIFE Archive | Prep School

    nickon February 18, 2009 @ 2:20 PM:

    Hotchkiss… the place that didn’t want me.

    AndyMon February 18, 2009 @ 3:21 PM:

    Wow, how things have changed (unfortunately).

    Jackon February 18, 2009 @ 4:10 PM:

    Not all Hotchkiss!!! I’d recognize the old dining hall anywhere. And for the record, some schools have changed far less than others.

    nassaustreeton February 18, 2009 @ 5:07 PM:

    Some of the change has been fortunate. Today, “preppy” is a descriptor (or look, if you will) that people of many backgrounds can claim.

    Memphis88on February 18, 2009 @ 7:18 PM:

    I wish my prep school had looked like these and we had all dressed as well as these guys.

    Erik Avram Sälgström Petersonon February 18, 2009 @ 8:28 PM:

    “Preppy” was not something you wanted to be when I was in prep-school. Maybe it would have been if this was the style preppy kids were wearing then. Too many layers of popped-collar pastel polos and bottle-opener reefs for me.

    Andrewon February 18, 2009 @ 10:39 PM:

    I agree. Preppy was a term you did not want to be associated with – even still today, I think.

    These photos are amazing, by the way.
    Thank you.

    Richardon February 19, 2009 @ 5:53 AM:

    Great work unearthing these pictures – fascinating.

    MBon February 19, 2009 @ 12:34 PM:

    This is the exact images that flashed through my head when I read Catcher in the Rye.

    Laguna Beach Tradon February 19, 2009 @ 1:29 PM:

    Another Country ,entirely.

    The Standard Editionon February 19, 2009 @ 2:54 PM:

    LIFE archives provide some quality images, props ACL.

    J. F. B.on February 19, 2009 @ 2:57 PM:

    Excellent. Someday my dorm room will be the subject of an ACL post.

    Warrenon February 19, 2009 @ 7:00 PM:

    Lovin’ that second pic. Sometimes I think I just wasn’t made for these times.

    abh1wordpresson February 21, 2009 @ 8:08 PM:

    As you ogle the style of that time, imagine yourself in one of those rooms.

    Everyone is smoking, the air is thick with nicotine. You are wearing a wool sweater and itchy wool pants, silk socks and leather shoes. Your hair is oiled down with Brylcream. If it is summer, there is no air conditioning. If it is winter, the radiator will burn your hands.

    PlupyShuteon February 26, 2009 @ 12:25 PM:

    Are those MUGSHOTS the wag in the third pic down has tacked to his pennants?

    Isaacon February 27, 2009 @ 4:05 AM:

    Is that you?
    Your Hotchkiss Comrade,

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