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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORWAY IN SEPTEMBER, c. 1920s

Ware Shoals High School seniors 1946

Ware Shoals High School seniors 1946

Ware Shoals High School, So. Carolina. Joyce Lillian Long Brock. View full size.

Interesting

I am not very observant. It didn't occur to me that there was that big of a gender difference. Interesting!

High dropout rate

I'll bet the fact that there aren't many boys is due to so many having dropped out of high school to enlist, during the previous two years. My father was born in 1928, and would have been a senior that year, had he not dropped out to join the Marines, the year before.

 
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