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I bought this photo at a flea market at the Alabama State Fairgrounds sometime in the seventies. It is a school class picture taken presumably in 1892. I have been intrigued with the photo since I first saw it. Where is Overhill St School? Why was the lady on the first row defaced? What do you think fellow Shorpyites? View full size.