On view at the Main Street Entrance of the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum.
Teenage Style of the 1960’s
The years following World War II gave rise to a new level of affluence for American youth. With unprecedented buying power teenagers began creating their own music, clothing, and culture. Local businesses quickly formed to see that these needs were met. Sedgwick County youth were not lagging behind national trends. As members of the rock and roll band The Illusions claimed in 1967: “the East Coast and the West Coast have nothing on us – we’re the Sub Coast.”
This exhibit features men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from Wichita boutiques Cricket Alley, Sgt. Pepper’s Parlor, and Yankee Peddler, and stage clothing worn by Mike Daniel of the local rock and roll band The Three Profits (circa 1965), Ron Starkel of the local rock and roll band The Illusions (circa 1968) and Clif Major of the local rock and roll band The Outcasts (circa 1966).