I love old yearbooks. I love paging through them, imagining the lives of the students and contrasting them with my own high school and college years. And I don't mind cutting them up for art's sake. Or bookmarks.
But the latest batch of yearbooks I got from an online auction are much older than any of the others I have. The first one is from 1915 -- more than 100 years ago! It's from Washington State "College" and features a politically incorrect mascot on the cover.
The football team wrapped themselves in long blankets. Maybe they were trying to look fashionable?
People dressed up in 1915....
Typing students won awards for fast typing. Marie Newell won a gold pin "studded with rubies" for typing 80 words per minute. That's very fast for the clunky machines they were probably using.
Sports teams always look uncomfortable in group photos -- which is why I like looking at them!
This yearbook included a bonus insert -- sheet music. Sales of the rousing "Ja-Da" benefitted the Navy Relief Society.
These are only 2 of the 5 yearbooks I received. Stay tuned for more yearbook photos (and collages inspired by them)