*BROWN COMPLEXIONED COMPOSITON CHARACTER:9", w/ head posed in side-tilted manner, solid dome with painted black hair, painted side-glancing eyes in shy pose, broad cheek bones, closed mouth, smiling expression, firmly stuffed muslin body, short artms + bow legs, over-sized feet, starfish-shaped fingers. Wearing original checkered jacket and pants w/ large red buttons, black shoes, straw hat, c. 1930.
The Twist, though associated with the era, actually came late to the party: It originated in a Hank Ballard song in 1959, but didn't capture the spotlight until 1960, when music juggernaut Dick Clark released a recording of it by 17-year-old singer Chubby Checker.
February 1936. "Kitchen in Westmoreland Homesteads. Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania." Westmoreland Homesteads, built by the federal government as part of the National Industrial Recovery Act during the Great Depression, was a model community that housed the families of laid-off coal miners.