After all the preparation, the dashing to and fro for the perfect dress, the cute shoes, the stylish bling, the trip to the hair salon and the florist...prom night has arrived! We snapped some photos of the lovely couple in front of the house, then they headed off to join their posse for a group photo op at Cantigny, a beautiful
local park/museum with lush gardens which used to be the home of Colonel Robert R. McCormick (former editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune).
These rituals are taking place all across America tonight, as young people of all races, ethnicities, and creeds participate in that fascinating high school rite of passage: Prom Night!
Just where did prom come from? Mental Floss has a succinct overview of the origins of prom. They started out as rather humble events designed to instill social skills and etiquette in uncouth youth. So it's not surprising that you find similar events in many other cultures across the world. And even, apparently, the underworld.
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