A few nice Cream images I found:
Hollywood Studios – Ice Cream of Extinction
Image by Jeff Krause Photography
Who can resist a dinosaur selling ice cream?
Ice Cream Man–Summer 1976
Image by Todd Ehlers
"The ice cream man is here!"
Kids scrambled to parents for change. Moms dug in pockets and purses for a few coins, happy to see the kids being occupied for awhile. We stood in line, amazed at the fronds of steamy-cool air that curled from within that magical freezer door behind The Great One’s head.
For the groups–
Note my two brothers’ socks and tennis shoes, foreground. Both are wearing dark colors. The "brand" of tennis shoe was utterly unimportant back then. A shoe was a shoe.
The shorts were much more form-fitting than today’s baggies. No belts nor pockets, either–not visible in the photo, but I attest to their absence. Cut-offs had them, of course, but the shorts on my brothers were the early "store-boughts." I don’t remember shorts with pockets till 1983, at least in the Midwest.
That each boy had a printed t-shirt of some sort reminds me that it was in this era, and not much earlier in Dubuque, Iowa, at least, that "message shirts" became common.
I also note the stylelessness of their haircuts.
Super Ice Cream.
Image by Max Noisa
When it’s hot I love it to eat some Ice Cream.