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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Hancock High: 1906

Hancock High: 1906

Hancock, Michigan, circa 1906. "High School." How many pigtails will get dipped in inkwells today? Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

All the pretty faces

I love photos like these, wondering how each child's life turned out. How many historic events they might see in a lifetime -- WWI, WWII, the Great Depression, maybe even Vietnam War and the moon landing. Fascinating!

Junior High Architecture

I went to junior high around 1970 in a building remarkably similar to this, built in 1898. It was kept up well, but had little fire safety (did have a cool slide escape tube on the second floor - we always wanted to be in that room during fire drills.) It was torn down in the '80s. My high school was built in 1927, and still exists. Alumni raised money to renovate the building and it's now senior housing.

Deja Vu

My elementary school -- Catholic -- looked exactly like this. It must have been built around the same time.

Funny Thing

There was an inkwell with a pigtail in it at the top of my desk.

High School!

Looks more like public school students to me.

[It was indeed a public school. Grammar school through 12th grade. - Dave]

Our Gang

Is that Spanky and Alfalfa hangin' out in the window ledge?

Nothing has changed

any distraction to delay classes.

 
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