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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

That '70s Class

That '70s Class

My sixth-grade class at Mt. Rose Elementary School in York, Pennsylvania, 1971-1972. If we had not yet reached the "awkward" phase, we sure were close. The chap on the far right in the first row later had a career in Hollywood--you can read about him at imdb.com. View full size.

[The "chap on the right" is you? - Dave]

Unfortunately no, but I'm standing right next to him.

Third Grade: 1969

Third Grade: 1969

3rd grade, 1968-1969, at Violet Hill Elementary School in York, Pennsylvania. The teacher, Mrs. Mary Anne Burg, modeled on the side as I recall. I'm the third from the left in the middle row. View full size.

Fifth Grade: 1966

Fifth Grade: 1966

Theunis Dey School, Wayne, New Jersey, 1966. I'm left of Patrick the sign holder. View full size.

Emerson Elementary: 1960

Emerson Elementary: 1960

Mr. Matthew Kim's 6th grade class at Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School, Long Beach, California, likely during May 1960. Though the class had 38 students Mr. Kim maintained control of us, probably through techniques he learned as a U.S. Marine. On his days off he was an engineer on the train at Disneyland. In 1995 he was still at Disneyland and my 5 year old daughter and I rode with him in the cab of the engine.

After 6th we went to junior high school for 7th-9th. The high school was across the street from Emerson so many of us graduated together in a class of 1200 baby boomers. In 2016 it will be time for our 50th anniversary reunion. I'm in the second row, third from the left, in a plaid shirt. View full size.

Junior Military Academy: 1967

Junior Military Academy: 1967

This school I attended. Junior military Academy photo taken in 1967 one door down from what is now the home of President Obama on Greenwood Ave. in Hyde Park Chicago. I am at the top left in the back row. View full size.

Eighth Grade: 1968

Eighth Grade: 1968

This is the graduation picture for the 8th grade class at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in New Brighton, Minnesota (a suburb of St Paul). I'm in the second row from the front, fourth from the left.

This was one of the few days each year when we weren't required to wear our uniforms (but I inexplicably still wore the stupid string tie!)

Reverend Paul Koscielniak, who ran the school from its inception in 1952, is front and center.

My biggest surprise, when scanning this image, was seeing what appears to be mistletoe hanging above center stage. Wish I had seen and taken advantage of it back then! View full size.

Igor Stravinsky: 1963

Igor Stravinsky: 1963

Igor Stravinsky at Oberlin, 1963; unposed photo taken by me. 35mm Tri-X, Leica F, point-and-shoot photograph of original 8X10 b/w print. View full size.

 
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