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Cape Central High Photos

Ken Steinhoff, Cape Girardeau Central High School Class of 1965, was a photographer for The Tiger and The Girardot, and was on the staff of The Capaha Arrow and The Sagamore at Southeast Missouri State University. He worked as a photographer / reporter (among other things) at The Jackson Pioneer and The Southeast Missourian.

Come here to see photos and read stories (mostly true) about coming of age in Southeast Missouri in the 1960s.

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Something to Curl Your Hair

Girls in curlers 07-29-1967I don’t know who these young ladies are nor where the single frame was taken. Looks like they might have had plans for something special that evening.

Me? The rest of the roll was of rescue workers dragging for a drowning victim. I never knew what I was going to be doing from one minute to another.

You can click on the photo to make it larger if that’ll help you identify who the girls are.

7 comments to Something to Curl Your Hair

  • I remember those curlers! I wonder if they were orange juice cans? We had to use them for awhile, if you remember–because our big hair look couldn’t be achieved with any of the rollers on the market.
    After our hair was dry, we brushed it out, teased it to dizzying heights, and sprayed it till it was stiff.
    Such were the styles of the sixties!

  • Terry Darter

    Looks like Sally Lorberg driving her Firebird. Not sure who the passenger is.

  • Laura

    Ouch! Brush rollers! Filled with prickly bristles that stuck and scratched your scalp. Held in place by equally painful plastic ‘picks’ which gouged into your scalp. Then we baked our heads under a hotter-than-purgatory hood type dryer. Just a few short years later, we were ironing our hair to remove any trace of waves or curls. It’s a wonder any of us ‘boomer women’ have any hair left, after we tortured it for so many years!

  • Walter Lamkin

    It is indeed Sally Loberg (no ‘r’ Terry), a classmate and friend from ’68 with whom I’ve lost touch. She lived a block away and loved that car. It was a bit nicer than my ’55 Chevy, but one couldn’t put a six-pack between the grill and hood on the Firebird. Useless for cooling beer while running Broadway to Wimpy’s and back.

  • Charlotte Blattner Ellington

    Silly Boys . . .
    The passenger is Diane Fisher.
    Right, anyone?

  • Vickie Kelley Kasten

    It looks like Diane to me, Charlotte.

  • Vickie (Kelley)Kasten

    Terry Darter, Brad and I went on our first official date with you and Diane.

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