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Miss Gergone's 2nd Grade Class: 1932

Miss Gergone's 2nd Grade Class: 1932

The photo was probably taken in the Hudson Valley area of New York, but it is not identified on the photo. It may be some type of May Day celebration, but I'm not sure. May, 1932. View full size.

Miss Gergone's 2nd Grade Class: 1932

I wonder if they're playing out a fairytale. The Queen has her baby. The elves/dwarves are cute.

Little kids

I wonder if any of those kids are still around today and would recognize themselves in the picture? Cute picture.

Where's Alfalfa?

Where's Alfalfa?

 
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