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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VITAL TO VICTORY: WWII

Christiansted High: 1941

Christiansted High: 1941

        Jack Delano on assignment in the Caribbean. Delano, born Jacob Ovcharov in Russia, grew so enamored of the islands that he moved to Puerto Rico in 1946.

December 1941. "Christiansted, Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Class in the Christiansted high school." Acetate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 
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Style all around

I can't help thinking that those kids had a better sense of dressing style than our contemporaries.

And for integrated schooling they appear to be like 20 years or more ahead of much of the mainland.

Makes a teacher glad

I have taught kids of this age, and rarely seen such universal engagement, as in this photo. Especially impressive as it's probably sunny and 77 outside.

 
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