Old IDs

We were talking about old IDs on Echo and I knew I had saved some of mine. I found this one from Tiffany’s, I believe the year is 1982, and I would have been 26 years old. Note the married name! I would NEVER take the man’s name again and I’m shocked that I did at the time. I instantly regretted it (not because of my ex-husband, a very nice and decent man who I consider a friend to this day).

I think I look so glamorous. It’s the makeup. In those days I bothered to put on makeup.


This is my NYU id, where I went to graduate school. The year is 1989, my last year and the year I started Echo. I was 33 years old and entering one of the happiest periods of my life.

I think I have a deer in the headlights look in this one. I also had a perm. Does anyone get perms anymore? Because I like how this looks, I’d consider getting one again. Are they still a thing?


Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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