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LIFE Stamp on verso. Rare large print. Edges of print show wear, handling creases and one small tear bottom center edge. See: LIFE August 4, 1947 pp 80-81; Best of LIFE pp 250-251.

In a 1947 LIFE essay on how teenagers changed from the days during war years, the magazine focused on Tulsa, Oklahoma twins, Betty and Barbara Bounds, having first run a story on them in LIFE December 11, 1944. In this issue LIFE editors said, "Boys and Parties - they are what a girl thinks most about." Here Barbara dances with Jimmy Dick one of eight boys she or her sister dates. The caption of this photograph in LIFE reads, "At a party, teen-agers of the Bounds twins' set munch on doughnuts and sip Cokes whenever they are not dancing with serious faces to sentimental music."

Leen (1914c-1995) was a Russian-born American photographer who worked frequently for LIFE Magazine. She specialized in fashion and animal photography. Her work was included in Edward Steichen's Family of Man and selected by Carl Sagan for inclusion in pictures and sounds of Earth on board the Voyage 1 and 2 Missions. Among her many books are, The World of Bats (1969), Lucky, the Famous Foundling (1951), Women, Heroes, and a Frog (1970), Love, Sunrise, and Elevated Apes (1974) and And Then There Were None: America's Vanishing Wildlife (1973).

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Photo Detail - Nina Leen - Teenagers
Nina Leen Teenagers

Price $3,500

Main Image

Ref.# 15891

Medium Silver print

Mount unmounted

Photo Date 1947  Print Date 1973

Dimensions 14-1/2 x 15-1/4 in. (368 x 387 mm)

Photo Country United States (USA)

Photographer Country United States (USA)


Alex Novak and Marthe Smith


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