Old School & Class photos

Old school and class photos from past decades
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The first public school in the United States was founded in New England in the early 17th century. But the history of education is much longer than that, ranging back to pre-history when elders taught the skills needed for living to the young of their society.

This collection of old photos shared by the community is of school & class photos ranging from universities to grade schools to Sunday Schools, dating back to the mid 18th century, showing students, teachers, and the schools themselves.
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A photo of Mildred I Kolves with her Kindergarten class of 1964/65.
People in this photo:
Aug 5, 1908 - Apr 1, 1999
HIGH SCHOOL PICTURE OF EDNA WICKENBERG
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added Apr 19, 2013 by: Barbaraa Hargrove
Barbaraa Hargrove
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This was a picture taken of the school age children of Joe & Martha Phipps in Grundy, Tennesse in 1929: Alton Phipps, Virgil Phipps, and Vera Phipps. The rest of the kids and the teacher's name are not known. Virgil E. Phipps died in August 8, 1996. Alton L. Phipps Died April 29, 2006, and Vera Reed Died in Feb of 1972.
People in this photo:
Sep 1,920, 25 - Apr 29, 2006
Added Nov 5, 2012 by: Linda Steele
Linda Steele
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Charles Van Vlack ~ La Cygne Rural High School, La Cygne, Kansas, USA. 1947
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added Sep 10, 2012 by: Jennifer Rudd
Jennifer Rudd
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St. Liborius School and Church, Steger, IL was completed about 1906. Steger was then a thriving area, centered around the Steger Piano Factory. Mr. Marconi's invention, the radio, dimmed the popularity of the piano, as well as the prospects of the town.
Elizabeth Jensen ~ 1942 Easter Queen of Marion High School in Marion Indiana, USA.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added Aug 19, 2012 by: Jennifer Rudd
Jennifer Rudd
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A school photo of Esther Olivo Padilla.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added Aug 17, 2012 by: Valentina Padilla
Valentina Padilla
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A photo from the yearbook at Bellarmine College Preparatory shows some of the Jesuit staff that taught at this all boys high school in San Jose, California. From left to right: Fr. "Pop" Silva, Fr. McFadden, Fr. Capitolo, Fr. John Flynn, Fr. Lentz, Fr. Finsterbach and Fr. Geary (back right corner)
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Miss Lulu Bierman's second (?) grade classroom, Columbiana School, Ohio circa 1940.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added Jul 27, 2012 by: Anne Rupert
Anne Rupert
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Hospital Mascots ~ Cynda Fidler and Johnny Sharp. Photograph from the Good Samaritan Hospital of Lexington, Kentucky USA. 1955 yearbook 'The Nightingale'.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added Jun 5, 2012 by: Jennifer Rudd
Jennifer Rudd
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This is written on the back: (1) Zelma and me (2 ) ( X) sister Reenea (?) Old Woodward Rural School, Probably 1917 - Miss Harris & Miss Coovert teachers No town or state listed. I would love to return this photo to a family member of any of these students. Judy email: cairnsrobby@hotmail.com I found this photo in Gruene, Texas. GRUENE ANTIQUE COMPANY (830) 629-7781. They have numerous undocumented photos.
Added Jun 1, 2012 by: Undine Sien
Undine Sien
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Dorothy Pachoud, Photograph taken in 1930 for The Summit Rostrum yearbook, Cincinnati Ohio USA.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Senior class photo of Timothy Reinl taken for the Chilton High School yearbook in 1995. He was very involved at the school including a member of the band, homecoming court, baseball, basketball, football and tennis.
People in this photo:
Mar 15, 1977 - Aug 5, 2001
1940 Martins Ferry High School Football Team Record 8-2 George Gunnish #48.
People in this photo:
Apr 1, 1923 - May 22, 1999
Added Aug 5 by: Mike Mayle
Mike Mayle
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Martins Ferry High School 1941 Co / State Championship Football Team. Record 10-0-1. George Gunnish #51.
People in this photo:
Apr 1, 1923 - May 22, 1999
Added Aug 5 by: Mike Mayle
Mike Mayle
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Roger A Wabnitz's graduation photo from the Sutherland High School yearbook. High School Class of 1970
People in this photo:
Jun 2, 1952 - Dec 19, 1998
Added Jul 22 by: Daniel Pinna
Daniel Pinna
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This is a photo of Diane (Drummond) Fazio (right) with her best friend Peggy added by Andrea Fazio Fox on May 29, 2020.
People in this photo:
1936 - Jan 5, 1999
Added May 29 by: Andrea Fazio Fox
Andrea Fazio Fox
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This is a photo of Diane (Drummond) Fazio added by Andrea Fazio Fox on May 27, 2020.
People in this photo:
1936 - Jan 5, 1999
Added May 27 by: Andrea Fazio Fox
Andrea Fazio Fox
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Lida & Diane .
People in this photo:
1936 - Jan 5, 1999
Added May 27 by: Andrea Fazio Fox
Andrea Fazio Fox
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Arroyo High school photo of Duane Sirna taken in 1979.
People in this photo:
Feb 4, 1962 - Mar 16, 2009
Added May 25 by: Daniel Pinna
Daniel Pinna
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Found photo
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added May 21 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
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Added May 21 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
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Found photo. Class of 59
Added May 21 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
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Written on back: Mark Twedt, age 28. Graduated from Pacific University May 28, 1950. Received two degrees - Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added May 15 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
313 favorites
Back of photo stamped: Fireside Portrait Service, Salem, Oregon Childish handwriting: Kent Warren Charles Stephen M. Jacob Richard Robert Arlene Bobby N. Barbara Janice Judy Gloria Bobby H.
Added May 15 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
313 favorites
Maybe Salem, Oregon
Added May 15 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
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This is a photo of Stavanger Boarding School First Homecoming Picnic June 16, 1928 Image 6 (Last) added by Kat Schwartz on May 7, 2020.
Added May 7 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
313 favorites
This is a photo of Stavanger Boarding School First Homecoming Picnic June 16, 1928 Image 5 added by Kat Schwartz on May 7, 2020.
Added May 7 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
313 favorites
This is a photo of Stavanger Boarding School First Homecoming Picnic June 16, 1928 Imagine 4 added by Kat Schwartz on May 7, 2020.
Added May 7 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
313 favorites
This is a photo of Stavanger Boarding School First Homecoming Picnic June 16, 1928 Imagine 3 added by Kat Schwartz on May 7, 2020.
Added May 7 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
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This is a photo of Stavanger Boarding School First Homecoming Picnic June 16, 1928 Image 2 added by Kat Schwartz on May 7, 2020.
Added May 7 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
313 favorites
This is a photo of Stavanger Boarding School First Homecoming Picnic June 16, 1928 Imagine 1 added by Kat Schwartz on May 7, 2020.
Added May 7 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
313 favorites
I scanned the image in sections due to the size of the scanner and so people can look closer. The image was created with basic level Photoshop skills. Stavanger, Iowa was founded by Norwegians. The Stavanger Friends Meetings were Norwegian speaking as late as 1880. The only boarding school I can find related to Stavanger is the Friends school but it says that the boarding school was dropped in 1912 and the day school only continued to 1916. I'm hoping someone recognizes this and can tell me more about the school. Information about the Norwegian Quakers of Marshall County, Iowa https://www.naha.stolaf.edu/pubs/nas/volume10/vol10_5.htm
Added May 7 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
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Leslie Jr. High in Salem, Oregon. Presumably the 1950s. If it hasn't changed in the last 70 years this will be a boring photo.
Added May 3 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
313 favorites
Ruth Petersen Leslie Jr. High 1953-54 School photo
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added May 3 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
313 favorites
Bottom corner is cut off - text picks up at Cascade IS 24 (is that a year?) (Found Photo 3)
Added May 1 by: Kat Schwartz
Kat Schwartz
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This is a photo of Sylvia Hall added by Robin Wempren Petit on April 16, 2020.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added Apr 16 by: Robin Wempren Petit
Robin Wempren Petit
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This is a photo of “Brother Dusko “ Geelong Rd Primary School Footscray “. 2nd in Top Left “ added by Kenny Kalajdic on April 10, 2020.
People in this photo:
1941 - April 1979
Added Apr 10 by: Kenny Kalajdic
Kenny Kalajdic
128 favorites
This is a photo of Betsy Hobson Scott added by David Prawde on April 4, 2020. Coolidge Coral Yearbook 1955 Betsy's sophmore year Sophomore year at Calvin Coolidge High School Washington DC 1955
People in this photo:
Nov 24, 1937 - Nov 5, 2008
Selma Louise Freudenberg (1921-2009) high school graduation in 1939.
People in this photo:
1921 - Apr 10, 2009
Added Mar 17 by: Richard Norton
Richard Norton
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Etheline Rivera Laboy to the right. Agustín Stahl Bayamón 1976 Etheline Rivera Laboy 1976 Graduation to the right.
People in this photo:
Jul 13, 1958 - Feb 20, 1999
This was a picture of Jean Manke in her high school yearbook.
People in this photo:
Apr 16, 1944 - Sep 11, 1999
Added Feb 17 by: Richard Norton
Richard Norton
9 favorites
A photo of Gloria J. Brock - Gloria’s high school senior photo
People in this photo:
Dec 6, 1941 - Jan 12, 2002
Added Jan 29 by: Stacey Lewis
Stacey Lewis
19 favorites
A photo of Norman Ernest Pomrenke
People in this photo:
1930 - Aug 11, 2002
Added Jan 8 by: Lisa Rigg Pomrenke
Lisa Rigg Pomrenke
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Fr. Jerry Wade (tennis coach?!) found in the 1985 Bellarmine College Preparatory yearbook. Fr. Wade has been President of the San Jose, California high school numerous times.
People in this photo:
Dec 12, 1937 - Unknown
Added Dec 28, 2019 by: Daniel Pinna
Daniel Pinna
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The graduation photo of John Paul Doudell taken in the 1955 Bellarmine College Preparatory yearbook. The yearbook states: 1993 Coastland Ave., San Jose, California Sodality 3, 4; Variety Show 4; Class Officer 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Council 1; Varsity Football 3, 4; JV Football 2; 130's Football 1; Varsity Track 4; 130's Track 1, 2; Block B 4; Freshman Class Officer. General Diploma
People in this photo:
1936 - Jan 30, 2005
Added Dec 26, 2019 by: Daniel Pinna
Daniel Pinna
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The Santa Clara University graduation photo of Raymond John Doudell taken in 1967. In the yearbook it specifies that Raymond lived in San Jose, was a "Day Student" and received a B.A. in History
People in this photo:
1945 - Feb 6, 2015
Added Dec 26, 2019 by: Daniel Pinna
Daniel Pinna
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Senior photo of Raymond John Doudell from the 1963 Bellarmine College Preparatory high school yearbook. This yearbook photo specifies that Raymond lived at 637 Minnesota Ave in San Jose, California and was a member of the Science Club 2 and received a Classical Diploma.
People in this photo:
1945 - Feb 6, 2015
Added Dec 26, 2019 by: Daniel Pinna
Daniel Pinna
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A photo of Armand Kunde in his high school graduation yearbook taken at Lincoln High School in 1951.
People in this photo:
Jul 28, 1932 - Unknown
Added Dec 24, 2019 by: Daniel Pinna
Daniel Pinna
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Found in an antique store. The original has gone missing. Dan appears to be wearing the uniform of a military academy. The back only has his vital statistics. Perhaps it was kept in the school records? "Age 13 1/2 years; height 5 feet 8 1/2 inches; weight 141 pounds"
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added Nov 24, 2019 by: Roxy Triebel
Roxy Triebel
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One-room school house in Little Greenbrier Cove, Sevier County, Tennessee
Added Nov 22, 2019 by: Daniel Hill
Daniel Hill
67 favorites
A photo of Sylvia Molina Wyatt - 1973 freshman choir Gilroy high school back row left corner. My mom loved to sing in the choir when she was a teen at church she's 16years old here
People in this photo:
around Mar 28, 1957 - Unknown
Added Nov 13, 2019 by: Eve Esquivel
Eve Esquivel
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