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This photo was found in a large box of photographs that I purchased from a dealer in Cincinnati. On the back it is marked "8th Grade Class Avondale School." Avondale is a neighborhood just north of downtown Cincinnati. The neighborhood was largely Jewish until the late 60's/early 70's when the Jewish population migrated to suburbs even further north. Judging from the bobbed hair and clothes I'm identifying it as being from the 1920's. View full size.