Reminders From a 1941 Yearbook Picture

There are a couple of quick lessons from this 1941 high school year book picture of my aunt sitting at her classroom desk at Gridley High School in Gridley, Illinois.

  • Yearbooks are not just for students. Teachers, administrators, and other staff members may have their pictures or other information included in them.
  • OCR reading of text may not interpret names correctly. In this case, the automatic reading of the text thought her last name was “Habben-Homemaking.” It was just Habben.

We could add “keep your desk clean” as another tip, but for many of us that’s a lost cause.


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