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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ST. NICHOLAS RESTAURANT, c. 1873

Ten Men: 1920

Ten Men: 1920

New York. June 3, 1920. "Columbia U. Class of 1910." A Shorpy tip of the mortarboard to our recent college grads! Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Behind Sgt. Schultz

you can see Aunt Bea. Maybe Andy and Opie will be along in forty years?

I see nothing!

Sgt Schultz is inspecting the Troops as they pass by.

Sartorial observation:

I think I still prefer the traditional black caps and gowns we BA candidates wore for our San Diego State graduation ceremony in 1969.

Originality counts

Nice change here from the usual boring scholar's gowns and cardboard squares for hats, although I'm not getting the theme's meaning. Any more information as to why the country work clothes?

Stylin' !

Spats, with bib overalls, straw farmer hats, and neckerchiefs?

Is the kid out front a mascot or one of those guys that graduate college at 10 years old?

I'm also a little puzzled by the photo date of 6/3/1920 for a Class of 1910.

[It's 10 years after they graduated. - Dave]

 
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