Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Jim Oliver Collection
In earlier handbooks, acceptable dress was described as simply a dark blue suit, white shirt, black socks, shoes and tie. By the mid-1980s, the Page dress code was completely standardized, for boys and girls. Here, acceptable clothing items are described and illustrated. While there was some room for interpretation with the cut of trousers, jackets and skirts, everyone was issued a tie, creating a consistent and instantly recognizable look for the Pages.