• Welcome to Alspaugh


    Two Duke students await moving into Alspaugh Hall during freshman week circa 1960s. Penny loafers and shift dress silhouettes have remained timeless classics among the prep set for more than five decades now.

    Image via Duke University Archives

    Mar 8, 2011 | Permalink (7) Total Comments

    Elizabeth V. left a comment on 3/16/2011 at 8:28 PM:

    @Jenessa: I’ve not seen nude hose on anybody in a long time, whether on or off a college campus. It seems that sheer black hose or the dreaded leggings are all that women under 60 wear with skirts and dresses anymore.

    K left a comment on 3/11/2011 at 7:13 PM:

    Classic! The dresses still look great.

    Luis Alcaraz left a comment on 3/11/2011 at 12:25 PM:

    AMAZING, The girl on the left is super preatty and the hair is amazing. Lovely lovely picture!

    Jenessa left a comment on 3/11/2011 at 10:47 AM:

    Great photo. Ironically the hard shell suitcases have resurfaced over the past few years.
    It appears the girl on the left is wearing nude hose. You’d be hard pressed to find those on a college campus today. Love the dresses!

    RWF left a comment on 3/11/2011 at 3:23 AM:

    It’s great to see Duke get some preppy recognition. A lot of people forget us since we’re down south.

    Another good photo: http://www.pleasurablerevelation.com/2010/07/post-100-ebullient-duke-summers-day.html

    or for all madras fans: http://pleasurablerevelation.tumblr.com/post/3493560112/vintage-duke-in-madras

    Hope y;all had a great Spring Break!



    aliotsy left a comment on 3/11/2011 at 2:41 AM:

    Love how it looks like the girl on the left is holding a cell phone.

    Joy left a comment on 3/11/2011 at 2:15 AM:

    Gorgeous. And an inspiration.