Saturday, April 4, 2009

Mystery Photo: A New School Day

This is a wonderful photograph of girls waiting in line with their books and their lunchboxes to enter the school building. This building opened in 1904, and in 1939 it was christened the Admiral Farragut Elementary School. We don’t know when this photograph was taken. The reader you can see in one girl’s hand has the title “The New Round About” which was first published in the late 1940s, but continued through new editions into the mid 1950s. If we knew who the girls were, that would help date it. Does anyone have any ideas?
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1 comment:

  1. Using his Sherlock-like brain, Society Sleuth Bob Russell has deduced that the photograph was taken in the late ‘50s, probably in June, and possibly even on the last day of class. Now we’re getting somewhere!