Felton is a small town in Kent County Delaware, just south of Dover. Our featured Delaware yearbook is the “Echo”, published by the school in 1951. Unlike modern yearbooks which usually have very sophisticated formats, we see in Felton’s “Echo” a folksy and simple presentation of the school’s student body and staff.
Today we highlight an old marketing treasure in the DHS pamphlet collection from 1912. The Baltimore, Chesapeake and Altantic Railway Company teamed up with the Maryland, Delaware & Virginia Railway Company to entice one and all to vacation along the U.S. eastern seaboard. “School Days Are Over; Vacation is Here.”
This week we visit the year 1950 at the University of Delaware with a tour of the “Blue Hen” yearbook. in 1950, Harry S. Truman is President of the United States. In late June, North Korea storms into South Korea with the aid of Russian military equipment: the Korean War begins. The Commander of U.N. … More The Blue Hen of 1950
The Delaware Historical Society possesses an outstanding collection of original yearbooks from schools throughout the State of Delaware. We present highlights from this collection on this blog. We encourage our readers to consider donating their Delaware school yearbooks to the DHS library where it will be preserved and made available to future generations of Delawareans. … More Yearbooks in Dover, Delaware: Delaware State College, 1972
Today we take a look at northern Delaware’s Claymont High School in 1952.
The year is 1961. The United States severs diplomatic relations with Cuba. John F. Kennedy is elected President. The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba fails. The Beatles perform for the very first time at The Cavern Club in Liverpool. The U.S. rockets a chimpanzee named Ham into outerspace. And Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes … More John Dickinson High School Yearbook, 1961
We visit the University of Delaware in 1959 this week. Of note are photos of Christmas on campus and a visit by the well known poet Robert Frost at the UofD.