By - AxlCobainVedder
Wow they actually look their age and not 40 year old coal miners
I half expected to see Jack Nicholson’s face in there somewhere.
You’ve always been the caretaker.
Lofl I thought the same thing. Perhaps it was held at a certain Colorado resort
Overlook Hotel. Come for dinner and stay forever.
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."
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It's funny how much less, well, *bad* their clothes look than most prom outfits from the last 70 years or so.
Much of the charm of prom is the hilarious fashion choices we make as teenagers, but these kids seem kind of tasteful.
It might be because clothing companies hadn't yet started marketing specifically to teenagers on any large scale.
And because everyone wore suits and knew what a good one looked like. And it was less about mass producing them and more about fitting it to your own body
Wow— I wonder how many eventually perished in WWII.
It looks like the photographer had a gun pointed to them when shooting this. Half of them look scared and the other half have forced smiles.
Age context always gives me pause and wonderment. Assuming they're all about 16yo, nearly all of their parents were born in the 1800's. The values and guidance from their families, was from a world unimaginable today.
I swear they added pupils with a pen on some of the kids eyes.
Maybe they were all just really drunk
Love the threesome at the front. Good friends, two dates?
Wonder how many of these boys went off to war a few years later and never came back.
Whenever I see pictures of people from long ago I wonder how their lives turned out. We’re they happy? Did some of theses couples get married? Answers we will never know.
Life is pain. So many probably encountered hurdles and tragedy. But also good times.
Edgewood HS is still around, beautiful architecture that probably hasn’t changed much since the 30s.
Awesome. My wife and friends all graduated there and attended Edgewood college.
I love the pseudo ancient Egyptian theme.
Most of these guys are off to war a few years after this.
I wonder if anyone is surviving; they would all be just over 100.
My old man is class of 68
Unlike today, no one in this photo is fat.
I mean it was in the middle of the great depression/dust bowl so
Do these people look like Oakies to you?
Private Catholic high school: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgewood_High_School_of_the_Sacred_Heart
Wisconsin had a miniscule black population until the 1940's, when WW2 factory jobs spurred immigration. I read somewhere that the last pre-WW2 census showed less than 5000 African American families in the entire state.
They even wore navy jackets just to make sure there wasn’t any black anything in the picture.
Best of times and worst of times. H
I wonder how many of them are still alive
When I see school pics from the late 30's I can't help but wonder, how many of those were drafted in a branch of service, and if they made it back home safely.
Most of them are dead now. :/
The white we were, yeesh
That is *a lot* of white people with dark hair.
Is there such thing like junior-middle age-senior something?
How many of these people do you had sex that night?