Being a teen during the Civil War: probably not so fun.
Being a teen in 2015, but pretending to be a teen during the Civil War: lots of fun!
That’s what we’ve learned from these teens on Instagram, who are literally and figuratively having a ball by attending Civil War-themed soirees across the country.
I came across this melancholy photo on Reddit with the caption: “I am preparing an outfit to go to my first ever ballroom dance. The theme is Civil War. And I can say that for the first time in a while, I feel pretty beautiful! I feel like this dance will help me over come a lot of speed bumps in my life.”
A quick Instagram search revealed that this teen wasn’t the only one taking #tbt all the way to the mid-nineteenth century. There are hundred of posts with the hashtag #CivilWarBall, many of which were taken at balls from New Jersey to Pennsylvania to Tennessee.