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ImmediatePatience835

Wow they actually look their age and not 40 year old coal miners


whiskeyrebellion

I half expected to see Jack Nicholson’s face in there somewhere.


knivadollar

You’ve always been the caretaker.


Leather_Plastic_8726

Lofl I thought the same thing. Perhaps it was held at a certain Colorado resort


RuthlessPineapple

Overlook Hotel. Come for dinner and stay forever.


RebelRouser98

"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."


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Otterfan

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.


FlamingoQueen669

It might be because clothing companies hadn't yet started marketing specifically to teenagers on any large scale.


CaptainSharpe

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


itsgoodpain

Wow— I wonder how many eventually perished in WWII.


yasqueenyasyas

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.


Robertcoupe

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.


TrevorJordan

I swear they added pupils with a pen on some of the kids eyes.


PhoneJazz

Maybe they were all just really drunk


elderberrykiwi

Love the threesome at the front. Good friends, two dates?


kONthePLACE

Wonder how many of these boys went off to war a few years later and never came back.


deercatbird

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.


CaptainSharpe

Life is pain. So many probably encountered hurdles and tragedy. But also good times.


PhoneJazz

Edgewood HS is still around, beautiful architecture that probably hasn’t changed much since the 30s.


RightChemical3732

Awesome. My wife and friends all graduated there and attended Edgewood college.


smiddyslim

I love the pseudo ancient Egyptian theme.


BodheeNYC

Most of these guys are off to war a few years after this.


PhoneJazz

I wonder if anyone is surviving; they would all be just over 100.


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My old man is class of 68


SimonArgent

Unlike today, no one in this photo is fat.


cwilsonr

I mean it was in the middle of the great depression/dust bowl so


SimonArgent

Do these people look like Oakies to you?


GoBigRed07

Private Catholic high school: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgewood_High_School_of_the_Sacred_Heart


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codefyre

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.


Ninhursag2

Diverse


IfHeDiesHeDiesHeDied

They even wore navy jackets just to make sure there wasn’t any black anything in the picture.


emmajames56

Best of times and worst of times. H


verbal1diarrhea

I wonder how many of them are still alive


dressupandstayhome

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.


SunChipsDoritos42

WI!!!!


CaptainSharpe

Most of them are dead now. :/


AccomplishedPlankton

The white we were, yeesh


bluedelvian

That is *a lot* of white people with dark hair.


Natomiast

Is there such thing like junior-middle age-senior something?


norar19

How many of these people do you had sex that night?