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Long Island proms of the past

Up-dos with cornrows and butterfly clips were all

Up-dos with cornrows and butterfly clips were all the rage at the 1999 junior prom for East Meadow's W.T. Clarke High School. Photo Credit: East Meadow Public Library

Dust off your ruffled tuxedo shirt or that hot pink satin dress with the puffy sleeves. It's time to travel back in time to attend Long Island proms of the past.

Explore the eccentric fashion, some unusual themes - including a pre-Civil War area plantation - and the nostalgic moments from local high school proms held from the '50s through the '90s. (We even found one famous Hollywood celeb partying like it's 1990. Oh wait, it was.)

Click on the link below to see the photo gallery.

Want to submit your vintage LI prom photos? Send them to Tara.Conry@newsday.com.

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