Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mystery Photo: High School Gym Class?

Here are four photographs showing girls in what seem to be school gym uniforms. We’re guessing that the photographs were taken some time in the early 1950s. In the top photograph, one of the girls is holding a baseball bat. In one of the others, the girls are holding batons and standing in front of what looks like the door to the Farragut Inn on the corner of Warburton Avenue and Spring Street. Maybe they have been in a parade?

Do you recognize any of the girls? Let us know!

If you don’t know, but are curious about the answers, come back to the blog and check this post. We’ll attach comments with any information we receive.

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  1. Thanks to Joan (Illmensee) Haubold, Maryann (Stefanko) Sheridan, and Karen Schifrin, we now have lots of identifications for these photographs. The photographs seem to have been taken between about 1950 and 1952.

    In the top photograph, left to right: Unidentified, Jocelyn Cooley, Judy Costello, and Audrey Mungavin.

    In the second photograph: Margaret Seamen, Anna Seamen, Jocelyn Cooley, and unidentified.

    In the third picture in the tree: Vivian Egloff, June Mignona, and two unidentified.

    And in the picture with the batons: Evelyn Pearce, Maryann Kohus, Helen Murray, Patty Vazsco, and unidentfied.

  2. Carol Russo from the class of '55 has sent us a few more identifications of these photographs. She thinks that the unidentified girl in the first and second photograph may be Carol Lindemann, and that the girl in the back of the first may be Marge Seamen. Next to June in the third photograph is Joann McIntyre. In the bottom photograph, the girl kneeling in front is Doris Soderstrom. Thanks, Carol!

  3. One of our Flickr friends wonders if the unidentified girl at the left of the top photograph is Dorothy Buzak (now Ballentyne). What do you think?

  4. Thanks also to Cynthia Galazzi Lewis and Barbara Mann Donnaruma for information about these photographs!