52 Photos Week 3: School

+19 votes

Ready for week three of the 52 Photos challenge?

This week's theme:


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https://www.wikitree.com/photo/jpg/52_Photos_Week_3_School-21Here's another school photo.  This one is from 1933, Reading, PA, probably 4th or 5th grade class.

I guess IDK how to add a photo here, but it does appear on the 52 Photos free space page.  :-(

How do I get my badge? I have participated all 3 weeks so far, but still no badge sad

42 Answers

+17 votes

Here is a picture of my great grandmother Margaret Warden and her classmates at McIndoes Academy in Barnet, Vermont, September 1916.

The photo is fully identified but very few of the subjects have WikiTree profiles.  So if anyone wants a challenge, have at it!

by Brian Lamothe G2G6 Mach 3 (33.2k points)

Cool Greek Revival building. I’m leaving the profiles  to you, Brian! surprise

wonderful photo really a treasure
+17 votes

Here's a photo of my great grandfather Wayne Gilbert Benedict and others in front of the Brookfield School in Brookfield, New York, where he taught for a few years. It was probably taken sometime between 1906 and 1908.

by Jody Benedict G2G2 (2.4k points)
Great photo, Jody! I really like this.
Fantastic photo really love the outfit. Thank You for sharing
+14 votes


Class Photo Taken by George W Holden in Plymouth, Devon, England, before 1900. One of these students is most likely my great grandfather Fernleigh Joseph Stephens (1891 - 1964).

More details about George W Holden can be found on THIS Blog post - http://photo-sleuth.blogspot.com/2011/10/sepia-saturday-97-geo-w-holden-brother.html

by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (987k points)
Love this photo! Wonder why the little fella front right has a collar a different color than everyone else. What a great photo!
+16 votes

The teachers at Anderson Street Elementary School - second from left is the principal, my Great Grandmother Gertrude Ford.

by Emily Holmberg G2G6 Pilot (119k points)
Emily my dad taught at that school around 1957 - 1966. We lived in Bristol from 1959 till 1966 when we moved to Athens, Tennessee. We passed every day and lived near the Bristol raceway track.

Looks I posed as they are not all set for the camera. They all look happy, so it must have been the last day of school. laugh

+16 votes

This is a picture from 1945 of the 7th Grade students, Class 4, Room 12, Tweedsmuir Middle School, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  My mother is the second from the right in the second row.

by Bonnie Guadalupe G2G6 Mach 1 (11.6k points)
All the girls have their hands clasped in front, the fellas the opposite.
+17 votes

This photograph was taken of my great grandfather Ralph Pruett (sitting) and his brother at their graduation from high school in Pendleton, Oregon in 1893.

by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Pilot (193k points)
What handsome gentlemen. The suits are very classy!
Wonderful photo of your grandfather and his brother really a wonderful old photo thank you for sharing
+16 votes

52 Photos - Week 3 - Schools. I would like to highlight my Aunt Zenith (Morrison) Hess [Morrison-10272]. Aunt Zenie was a school teacher in Momence, Illinois, it seems like forever. If you talk to anyone, they had her as their teacher, and they loved her very much.  When I posted the below pictures on my history page on Facebook, there were so many comments, I was amazed. She was an astonishing woman.

Graduating Class of 1931. 60th Class Reunion. Aunt Zenie's Class.


1956 - Aunt Zenie and her Third Grade Class


New Central School was built in 1870. This is the school that Aunt Zenie taught 3rd grade in.


by Cheryl Hess G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
My mom taugh school for many years. She is now 92 and some of her little first graders are still in touch her.

They don’t build school like that anymore. No beauty, just severe functionality now.
I agree there Pip, just functional and air conditioned, as well !!...back in the day, it was only fans..they're all so spoilt now !!!
+15 votes

My grandfather graduating from secondary school in 1912. 

by Christine Searle G2G6 Mach 3 (36.2k points)
Love the academic robe!
gorgeous photo he really look great
+15 votes

This was at Dartford Grammar School (Kent, England) in 1937.  My father, being a methodical sort of man :)  labelled all the cast, which is very useful so many years later.  The play was "The Tempest".

It looks as if the photo is too large - it is refusing to show it all :(  And I can't delete.

by Christine Searle G2G6 Mach 3 (36.2k points)
edited by Chris Whitten
Very cool, Christine!

I edited your post so the image displays better. If you click the image icon while the image is selected you can edit various things such as the pixel width for the display. (But if you had trouble with this, it could have been because the image file itself is so large and therefore everything is slow to load.)
Thank you Chris!  That's a relief!
+16 votes

This is a photo of the McGee School, Paw Creek, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, about 1901. You can see my grandfather's writing on the photo as he tried to remember all his schoolmates, most of whom were related to him. Grandpa is on the front row, far right, unidentifiable except to himself. He was about 12 years old.


by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
+15 votes

This photo is one of my favorites. My great-grandmother Evaline Powell and her siblings and cousins apparently attended a one room school in Nebraska called Happy Corner School.  Here they are on May 23, 1912. 

Evaline is the little girl on the left with a mark over her head. She looks quite a bit like my own daughter when she was four or five. (My daughter is eight now, so she looks quite a bit like her now too. smiley)

This is my first time participating in the challenge. I'll see if I can keep up!

Happy Corner School

by Jessica Hammond G2G6 Mach 3 (32.0k points)
edited by Jessica Hammond
What  a cute and delightful photo!
My grandfather put the exact same kind of mark identifying himself in group pictures.
this really is wonderful treasure I just love the people on it could look on this photo for ever

Thank You for sharing
They all look sweet and happy in Happy Corner School. Idyllic!
+14 votes

This is one of my grandmother's sisters and three of her brothers setting off for school in 1909 (the year my grandmother was born).

L to R: Aunt Myrtle (Myrtle Maud (Hubbard) Williams), Uncle Dick (Harvey Richard Hubbard), Uncle Hub (Hollis Freeman Hubbard), and Uncle Dan (Denzel Hubbard)


by Deb Durham G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
19th century motor scooter ;-)
Hahaha! Love that!
Deb, where was this taken?
Somewhere around Thatcher/Safford, Arizona.
That fits! Thanks, Deb.
+12 votes

Here is a picture of my grandmother Kathleen Sutton taken at the Delson, Quebec, Canada school house about 1912.  She is the on marked on the picture.  

by Evelyn Best G2G Crew (990 points)
An all girls school?
I'm not sure but it looks like it.  Also, it could be a 2 room school, one for boys and one for girls.
+13 votes

Hm. Well, here we go - I'll try to figure this out. Our photo is of my husband's grandmother (Kinsey-1558) Inza Hazel Kinsey, in the year 1900 in her schoolroom in Oakland, Iowa. She is in the front, in the row on the right.  We were so surprised by how many students are in the class, and how large the room was!

Okay. I can't get the picture to show up in this preview correctly. :/ But in the gallery it looks great!

by Cara Shelton G2G3 (3.1k points)
And when I tried to fix it...it added the correction and I can't delete the first one? Sigh. Sorry, guys.
i guess they were all told to clasp their hands on top of their desks. Great photo!
+11 votes

Basic training followed by AIT (Advanced Infantry Training).  

Grandpa Baty going to school to prepare for war in early 1941 (~ 10 months before Pearl Harbor).


by SJ Baty G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)

i think you look a little like him. A handsome fella (him, I mean! laugh)

+7 votes

School class photo of Quardon School, Derbyshire, England taken about 1905. John "Jack" Goodwin (1894-1953) is the tall boy in middle of back row.

Note: I've added the photo to 52 Photos Week 3: School  but can't manage to add it here! https://www.wikitree.com/photo.php/f/f0/Goodwin-4114-1.jpg

by Diane Darcy G2G6 Mach 2 (20.3k points)
Just do a copy from the profiles page to a paste to your edited answer here.
+9 votes

Here's a photo of the West Virginia University Football team, taken sometime between 1910 and 1913. My great grandfather, John MacRae, 1881-1963, is in this photo, as person number 5. 

For the record, I was not the one who marked people in the photo with numbers! Not sure who did.   

by Alex Stronach G2G6 Pilot (333k points)
+8 votes
To say my grandpa wasn't fond of school would be an understatement.  However, his proudest achievement in high school was making the varsity baseball team.  I posted a picture of him in his letter jacket along with his stepfather, whose name he took as a small child: https://www.wikitree.com/photo/jpg/52_Photos_Week_3_School-12

About a year later, he would be in the US Army Air Corps, serving mostly in France.
by K. Anonymous G2G6 Pilot (131k points)
Again, just copy from photo page to paste to your anwer here
Thanks!  I will get this figured out before 52 weeks is over.
+8 votes

I couldn't make up my mind between two photos. The first is probably all the students and faculty at the Mitchel High School in 1904.


The second is of the graduation class out of that group of students. This is my mother's mother's graduating class, Merle Rowley (Rowley-1050). She graduated as a teacher. It was in Mitchell, Davison, South Dakota.


by Judy Bramlage G2G6 Pilot (124k points)
+9 votes

This is my very first elementary school. I remember it very well. I went there from Kindergarten through Second grade. Binns Boulevard Elementary


by Sheri Taylor G2G6 Mach 2 (24.9k points)

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