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Long Island prom photos of the 1960s

Chivalry was not dead in 1961, as two

Chivalry was not dead in 1961, as two Oceanside High School students tend to their dates at the senior ball. Photo Credit: Oceanside Public Library

It's time to bring back the bobs, bouffants and beehives, doused in Aqua Net hair spray of course. The gym is decorated in papier-mAchA creations and a doo-wop band is performing its best rendition of The Temptations' hit song "My Girl."

Yes, it's prom night on the Long Island ... in the 1960s.

Travel back in time by checking out vintage photos all taken at Long Island high school proms held during this decade.

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