Archive for April, 2012

1950’s Men’s Clothing

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

I know we talked about the clothes we have to wear for the re-enactment in class today but here is just a little reminder.  Be sure to wear two-toned suits.  That is, either wear a lighter colored pair of pants with a darker jacket or vice versa.  The two different tones suggests that the suit is a less formal attire than is required at a wedding or some over important event.  Also, wear dress shoes (usually brown or black) and a single-colored, dark tie (find a longer, narrower one if possible.)  You can wear a hat if you want, for example, a fedora might be appropriate but men in the 50’s stopped wearing hats as often as men in previous decades did so you definitely don’t have to wear one.  Check out this link if you want to see a visual of what we should be aiming for.

Re-enactment Bio

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Hello my name is James Mangan and I am a Junior here at Mary Washington.  I came here on the GI Bill after serving for three years in the 82nd Airborne during the War.  After returning home from the European Theatre of Operations in 1945, I wanted to pursue an education so that I could eventually become a high school history teacher and baseball coach.  I also wanted to pursue a nice young girl that I could settle down and start a family with if possible.  I come from a modest background and I grew up in Alexandria, Virginia with my parents and three little brothers.  My parents immigrated to the U.S. in the 1920’s from Ireland before the onset of the Great Depression.  My father works hard as a brick-layer while my mother raises my three little brothers who are still in elementary and high school.  I hope that my education will provide me with an opportunity to support my family for the future.