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Time Capsule: A brief look back at 1960s fashions (and prices)

By Tim Rozgonyi, Times Staff Writer
March 16 1966 - Long line jacket suit in celery has gold colored weskit. Silk is slub-textured. Sizes 14-16. $75.95. Dramatic black and white hat in shiny straw. $13.98. (Bob Hannah | Times)

As I add new (so to speak) historical photos into the Tampa Bay Times archive, I'm always on the lookout for ones to share online. Here's a set pulled from photos featuring Iris Terrill, a local model from the 1960s. Not only is it a great sampling of what the fashionable women of the 1960s were wearing, it also offers some nice snapshots of 1960s prices.

(Weaver Tripp | Times)

September 23 1960 - All eyes were on the ladies Thursday noon when fashions from Ruth's were modeled for members of the Exchange Club at the International Club. Posing are, from left, models Betty Gelston, Iris Terrill and Bonnie Hughes. Fashions from Rutland's Men's Store appropriate for the club's Shoe Fund Dance Oct. 21 also were shown.

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September 23 1960 - All eyes were on the ladies Thursday noon when fashions from Ruth's were modeled for members of the Exchange Club at the International Club. Posing are, from left, models Betty Gelston, Iris Terrill and Bonnie Hughes. Fashions from Rutland's Men's Store appropriate for the club's Shoe Fund Dance Oct. 21 also were shown.

(Times staff)

March 1 1963 - Fashions were on the runway and in the audience at yesterday's 13th Annual Fashion Promenade, sponsored by the Woman's Service League of St. Petersburg. A showing of Spring styles by Maas Brothers (such as this print modeled by Iris Terrill) followed presentation of St. Petersburg's "10 Best Groomed Women." Proceeds from the tea go toward purchase of language laboratory equipment for Pinellas County schools. Theme was "Glamour on the Suncoast."

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March 1 1963 - Fashions were on the runway and in the audience at yesterday's 13th Annual Fashion Promenade, sponsored by the Woman's Service League of St. Petersburg. A showing of Spring styles by Maas Brothers (such as this print modeled by Iris Terrill) followed presentation of St. Petersburg's "10 Best Groomed Women." Proceeds from the tea go toward purchase of language laboratory equipment for Pinellas County schools. Theme was "Glamour on the Suncoast."

(Dan Hightower | Times)

April 9 1963 - Pure silk multi-color sheath accented by back drapes. $69.95.

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April 9 1963 - Pure silk multi-color sheath accented by back drapes. $69.95.

(Dan Hightower | Times)

April 9 1963 - Beige nylon organza bell-shaped dress topped with beige organza coat. $49.98.

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April 9 1963 - Beige nylon organza bell-shaped dress topped with beige organza coat. $49.98.

(Dan Hightower | Times)

April 9 1963 - Pink beaded overblouse gives loose look to basic white linen sheath beneath. $39.98.

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April 9 1963 - Pink beaded overblouse gives loose look to basic white linen sheath beneath. $39.98.

(Dan Hightower | Times)

October 25 1963 - The "Black Magic" scene featured six models in black cocktail dresses at the Webb's City annual Holiday Revue last night. The show featured clothes for women of all ages for the holiday season. Iris Terrill models a black crepe sheath featuring a beaded bodice. $22.95. Hand beaded imported sweater. $22.95.

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October 25 1963 - The "Black Magic" scene featured six models in black cocktail dresses at the Webb's City annual Holiday Revue last night. The show featured clothes for women of all ages for the holiday season. Iris Terrill models a black crepe sheath featuring a beaded bodice. $22.95. Hand beaded imported sweater. $22.95.

(Bob Hannah | Times)

March 16 1966 - Skipper blue knit has a nautical look. Relaxed overblouse is striped in red, white and blue. Sizes 8 to 14. $110. Hat and bag are rough textured fabric and patent combination. $26.98.

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March 16 1966 - Skipper blue knit has a nautical look. Relaxed overblouse is striped in red, white and blue. Sizes 8 to 14. $110. Hat and bag are rough textured fabric and patent combination. $26.98.

(Bob Hannah | Times)

March 16 1966 - White and aqua combine in soft suit with reverse colors in overblouse. Sizes 12-14. $69.95. Milan hat has tulle trim. $15.98.

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March 16 1966 - White and aqua combine in soft suit with reverse colors in overblouse. Sizes 12-14. $69.95. Milan hat has tulle trim. $15.98.

(Dan Hightower | Times)

January 16 1969 - Your shopping day will continue to sparkle in glowing hues when attired in the washable red knit at top right. This two-piece tunic style dress found its complements in white hat, alligator bag and link belt. Dress, $18; bag, $80; hat, $7.50. (Model: Iris Terrill)

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January 16 1969 - Your shopping day will continue to sparkle in glowing hues when attired in the washable red knit at top right. This two-piece tunic style dress found its complements in white hat, alligator bag and link belt. Dress, $18; bag, $80; hat, $7.50. (Model: Iris Terrill)

You can order reprints of any of these images in the Times image archive.

Tim Rozgonyi

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