Bonnie Parr Zinn

Bonnie Parr Zinn served as a majorettes with the Shippensburg town band, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, for more than 70 years. She retired her marching boots in 2018. You can read her story here. She’s pictured above in a professional portrait taken in her majorette costume. The year was...

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Vintage Scrapbook of World War II Era Majorette

This vintage scrapbook was created by a World War II-era majorette named Martha Jean Cooper. It is currently for sale on eBay for $1,400. We did some research and discovered that Cooper was a majorette in the late 1930s and early 1940s. She marched and twirled with the Fairmount High School Band,...

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island Majorettes (1940s)

What a time to be alive, right? Look at all the men in their trench coats and hats and women with their heads covered with scarves. I can feel the cold rain and hear the tuba making its way down the winding avenue. I am 100 percent sure these photos were taken in Woonsocket, Rhode Island....

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Rose Romero, El Paso Twirler, 1941

Rose Romero was a Mexican-American majorette on the El Paso High School pep squad in 1941. Below is an excerpt about the photographer who captured this beautiful image of her. Alfonso Casasola, Photographer Alfonso Casasola, a member of a famous family of Mexican photographers, came to El Paso in...

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Majorettes Promoting War Bonds, World War II

In July 1942, majorettes filled a street car painted red, white and blue to promote the sale of war bonds and stamps during World War II. The car was to go into regular service the next day on the Broadway Line. — Chicago Tribune historical photo (LINK) Here is our restoration of this photo....

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