Uncle Herb, and a very descriptive photo ID!

Herbert James Smith

The back of this cabinet card provided me with some great information, and without it, it would have been much harder to identify the right Mr. Herb Smith. It reads: “Uncle Herb Smith, Blanche Myers brother, 6 child of the … Continue reading

A particularly infectious smile, Anthony Moretti at 10

Peekskill 3 - Version 2

Back to one of my all time favorite class photos, the Fifth Grade class of 1934 in McKinley School of Peekskill, NY. These kids really draw me into that photo for some reason. Anthony Moretti’s smile is particularly infectious :) … Continue reading

Miss Shirley, the Principal of Preston High

Hilda Shirley, 1931, Preston, MN

“Miss Shirley, Principal” is all it reads under this high school photo. In 1931 she was the principal of Preston High School in Preston, Fillmore county, Minnesota. This class has had several posts written about its students. The full class … Continue reading

Amy Blackmore, a volunteer in the Women’s Army Corp

Amy Blackmore, 1931 Plymouth, MI

Amy E. Blackmore was a senior at Plymouth High school in Wayne County, Michigan in this photo. Very little is known about this young woman. She was born about 1914 in Michigan. The second youngest of 6 children; her mother (Avis … Continue reading

Wesley E. Johnson, growing up in Preston, Minnesota

Preston High School, 1931 - Preston, MN

This is the 1931 high school class photo of Preston High School in Preston, Fillmore county, Minnesota. A previous post from Preston HS focused on the Rassmusen siblings from this class. Today, it’s Wesley E. Johnson. Thankfully his middle initial … Continue reading