Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Jim Oliver Collection
The student body of the Page School and their instructors posed on the East Front lawn of the Capitol in this large format photograph taken in 1947. The variations in dress acceptable at the time can all be seen here. Seated in the front row on the left, the Supreme Court Pages wore their mandated knickers and jackets. The House Pages had fewer dress restrictions, and donned a variety of fashionable sport coats and suits.