Put some color on: pacucha in Boyle Heights, 1940s

The story of this photo is an interesting one. The pretty girl depicted is a so-called “pacucha“, part of a 1930s-1940s Hispanic/Latino American subculture. Such ladies defied stereotypes and classic gender roles by wearing masculine clothes and hitting the town with their boyfriends, instead of being good, submissive housewives. Their style was outrageous at the… Read More Put some color on: pacucha in Boyle Heights, 1940s