Teenage Barack Obama Going to His Senior Prom in Hawaii (1979)


From left: Greg Orme, Kelli Allman, Barack Obama and Megan Hughes at Allman’s parents’ house in Honolulu.

TIME magazine unearthed some photos of a 17-year-old Barack Obama sporting a white suit jacket and a lei on his way to the senior prom with friends in 1979. The photos come from Obama’s classmate at Punahou School in Hawaii, Kelli Allman (née McCormack).

image via Kelli Allman/Contact Press Image via TIME

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