Sunday, April 02, 2006
I have a few of these very rare newspapers from the first year of Hamilton High. They were printed on quality enameled paper and a real classy publication. As all red-blooded Hornets know the change was made to the current paper, the "Criterion."
They are a bit out of focus because I had to extract their very small images from the class of 1948's Washington trip. 1948: When women teachers wore skirts and dresses, and the men wore suits and ties! How utterly refreshing, but quite old fashioned!
Back in the years when right or wrong, Americans supported their president, the class of '43 garnered all their plentiful resouces and worked to buy a jeep for Uncle Sam. This was originally a black and white photo from the Trenton Times, but thanks to computer technology, I was able to colorize it. It certainly is an historic gem.
How I miss those old operettas! This is the first one presented by the high school in 1931. Tulip Time was repeated every ten years up the class of 1951, after which I'm sure the powers that be felt that the simplistic "boy meets girl" formula was outdated. I played the part of "Hans" in that great old production. Wouldn't it be great if contemporary high schools dug into some of the great old musicals of the day like "Red Mill," "Sally," "HMS PInafore," etc.?