Hikers and mountaineers from the 1940s
From the archives

From the archives: at ease in the Sierras

The Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter History Archives recently published these fab photos of Glen Dawn and other club members on the summit of Mt. Langley. The images were taken in the 1940s and feature club members posing during outings and at camp.Per usual, the photos illustrate a bygone approach to dressing for the outdoors absent of the over-tech gear, zip-away pants and ubiquitous puffers. Men and women alike are sporting the same wardrobe mix: denim, wool and flannel shirts, sturdy leather boots, leather belts, and accessory kerchiefs (around the head or on the neck) and Sierra cups (worn on the belt).

More from this collection here: Angeles Chapter History Archives

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