Aw. Sexism from the 1940s is so cute!
They were all so little.
As long as you don't think too hard about how little things have changed in the past 70 years, you can thoroughly enjoy these photos of a 1946 high school yearbook from redditor The_Blackfish_.
Back then, things were different.
We'd only just won the war, and morale was at an all-time high! There was no reason to worry about hurting someone's feelings. Hurt feelings were for the Jerries! When a girl was fat, you called her "fat." When she was "chubby," you could use the word "chubby." When she was, frankly, "plump," you threw the word "plump" up next to her photo without a care in the world.
"Plenty of goodness for someone to love," eh? Poor Doris.
Either all of the men were in great shape, or their figures just weren't as interesting to the editors of this yearbook (though poor Max is called "small"). Instead, the editors commented on the gents' pleasant personalities and love of chewing gum (which was actually the worst vice you could have in 1946).
"Lots of boy friends" = slut shaming of the post-war era.
Well, it's good to know plump Catherine wasn't a bitch.
Frank Jordan, future diplomat. Ruby James, blonde.