posted by M. | 9:11 PM
M.Just a note to say how much I appreciate someone like Mr. Burlingame's generosity in sharing old photographs. I know he isn't the only one who has contributed to this site. Each person's willingness to share allows individuals, such as myself, to view photographs that we otherwise would not be able to view. Thanks to everyone who has contributed and for your generosity in getting the photographs out of albums and into a place where they can be viewed through the world!
Matt, thanks for the work you've done in providing old photos for us to view. Your effort should make these pictures available to many for generations. Although the technique isn't complicated, it's very time consuming. Even though many of them don't elicit a lot of comments, I'm sure those who visit your blog appreciate what you've done.If someone can identify any of the students or even the school, please submit a post.
Matt,I am so very happy to know that people remember, care and cherish their town; maybe now we can step out and rebuild it again.
I agree with Bill. I and others owe you many thanks for taking the time, effort and talent to hold these pictures in time.
The class pictue has been enlarged and placed in the lobby for the older tenants to enjoy. It is bringing much interest here, again thank you.
Bill,Do you know what grade the school photo is from? I've had many questions.
B...That's what I'm trying to determine. The only thing I know about this photo is that Archie C. Pinkerton,Jr., born in 1923 is third from the right in the top row. I received this picture from his daughter Kathy. She went to Washington School, but doesn't know where he went to school.
B...Sorry, but I misread your post. I thought you were asking if I knew the school. No, I don't know the grade.
It looks like Horace Mann School in East end, around 1933-34. Have some relatives in the photo, but I have to confirm with them before I can actually say for sure.
Does anyone find it odd that all the girls have short hair? I expected more girls to have long hair.
EastEnder...Here is a link to my site with pictures taken in front of the Horace Mann School:http://www2.webng.com/eloschoolpics/HoraceMann.htmI went to Horace Mann and my mother went there also.
Yea, yea, yea 6th Street School.Bill's site, the part on 6th Street School has a pic of a 6th grade taken in 1951. That tiny little teacher standing at the side of the class, Miss Nancy Howell later to become Mrs Nancy Wetzel taught English for over 40 years at 6th Street and Westgate.She was my teacher in 6th, 7th and maybe 8th grades as well. She is alive and well, does volunteer work at East Liverpool City Hospital and is one of the a trustees of the East Liverpool Historical Society.She is as tiny as ever, but let me tell you, in school all were in fear of her. She took no nonsense from anyone. *S*
Buckeye and others, does it seem you've known a lot of small but mighty women, at least in the school biz? I have.
Mrs. Wetzel was my very favorite teacher. She was strict, but we learned a lot. I wish my kids had one teacher that was even close to her.
BANJO52 said... Buckeye and others, does it seem you've known a lot of small but mighty women, at least in the school biz? I have.[end quote]She was the only really tiny teacher I knew of. I never really realized how tiny she was until I met her again (I hadn't seen her since 1956) during the 2004 High School all class class reunion. I was totally amazed looking down at her, and I am not overly tall, only 5' 8"
Student of the 70's said... Mrs. Wetzel was my very favorite teacher. She was strict, but we learned a lot. I wish my kids had one teacher that was even close to her.[end quote]She was my favorite as well. Her classes were the only ones where I got straight "A". I was afraid to get anything less than a "A"Many stories exist about her, from the time she talked a girl into climbing back over the hand rail and not jumping off the Chester Bridge (true) to the time she decked a boy with one punch (not true) hehehe She is fun to talk to at the EL Historical Society monthly meetings at the Thompson House. She will say to me at times with a twinkle in her eyes, "Now I wasn't that bad." I come back with yes you were and she laughs. It is kind of interesting at those meetings since Joan Witt is the Vice President of the historical Society and she was the first girls gym teacher when Westgate opened for classes in 1956. So two former Westgage teachers from the same time period are there at those meetings. The difference is startling, Nancy Wetzel is tiny Joan is tall I still can see in my mind the first time Joan walked into the gym at Westgate. Tall, blonde and build like a - - - - -.The boys were all awe struck. This was the days of the book Peyton Place of which all us boys I think had copies hidden away someplace. *S*
Is Horace Mann the school that would be at the intersection of Penn Ave, just before it goes into Penn Ave Ext. there in East End? Close to Hall China there? If so, my mother and her siblings went to school there. My mother is Rozena (Rose) Copestick. She was born in 1931. I have a few aunts and uncles that would have went to school there also.
Medic-Helen...The elementary schools in the East End were:Garfield - Near Mulberry Street. I think it faced State St. near the merger with Pennsylvania Ave. The building was still there the last time I drove by.Horace Mann- At the corner of Erie and Maryland Streets. East Jr High was later built and faced Maryland at the east end of Erie street.Neville - Faced Elizabeth at the intersections of Pennsylvania Ave. This probably the school you were referring to.Klondyke - On Ohio Ave. in Klondyke. It was across the street from the Klondyke playgraund.
My favorite teacher was Ann Johnson (or Johnston). She was principal at Horace Mann and later at Westgate Elementary. While at Horace Mann she was also the home room teacher for the eighth grade and taught English in addition to her principal duties. She had no secretary. Look how the the ratio of classroom teachers to administrative staff has changed.
My guess is, the short haircuts are a sort of spinoff of the "Flapper" haircuts floozies were sporting in the 1920s. Just the style. I have photos of my mom in the 30s (she would have been 6-10 years old) with the same haircut. No longer here to ask her, tho, sad to say.
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