A look at Salt Lake City’s history of back to school fashion


An illustration of a teenage girl ogling a boy in an ad for back-to-school clothes in 1922.
A again-to-school ad from The Salt Lake Tribune on Aug. 10, 1922, by means of Newspapers.com.

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A back-to-school ad for children's clothing advertises suits and dresses in 1922.
Blouses for boys and “jack tar” dresses for women in a back again-to-school ad from The Deseret Information on Aug. 25, 1922, via Newspapers.com.
1942 and 1962
Newspaper ads feature back-to-school clothes for children and teens in 1942 and 1962
The Salt Lake Telegram (Aug. 28, 1942) and The Salt Lake Tribune (Aug. 11, 1962) publicize clothing for Utah kids, by using Newspapers.com.
A 1982 ad for back-to-school clothing features jeans & tops.
Denims and casual tops appeared in an ad in the Vernal Categorical on Aug. 25, 1982, by way of Newspapers.com.
A back-to-school ad from 2002 features low-rise jeans, dresses and skirts.
Very low-increase denims and low-slung belts mark teen fashion on Aug. 10, 2002 in The Salt Lake Tribune, by means of Newspapers.com.


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