We tour the life and times of Wilmington High School in 1993 this week. The school was located on Lancaster Avenue at DuPont Road in northern Delaware. Several unique segments are presented in the school’s yearbook “Beyond Imagination” such as “If I Had A Million Dollars”, “Did You Know?” ,”Adopt a Freshman” and “My Favorite … More A Visit To Wilmington High School in the 1990’s
Nestled on the Delaware River just north of the gateway to the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal is the placid town of Delaware City. Our featured yearbook is from the town’s high school, Gunning Bedford Jr. High School in 1965. This item, as with a previously highlighted “Gunner” was formerly owned by a student of the … More “The Gunner”, 1965
It’s 1967. The Vietnam War is raging. By the end of the year, approximately 474,000 U.S. soldiers are in Vietnam. President Johnson announces his plan for a lottery for conscription into the military. “The Draft” leads to virulent anti-war protests by the end of the year. In San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park approximately 30,000 take … More Claymont High School on the Eve of the “Summer of Love”, 1967
The Year is 1956. On the world stage, Nikita Khrushchev begins an anti-Stalinization process in the Soviet Union. West Germany bans the Communist Party. Pakistan, the first Islamic Republic, is founded. The flag of the United States Army is formally dedicated. Fidel Castro lands in Cuba. Dwight Eisenhower is elected U.S. President. IBM invents the … More Aloha from 1956 !
The Delaware Historical Society possesses an outstanding collection of original school yearbooks. Each month we highlight a few classes from schools throughout the State of Delaware. Images in this post can be magnified by clicking on the image, clicking again on ‘view full size’ (bottom right in slide show) and clicking a third time on … More The 1908 Junior Annual of Delaware College, Revisited.
Today we visit the remarkably cheerful, smiling student body of the Independence School of Newark, Delaware in 1983. No other yearbook yet presented has displayed more jolly smiles than this grade school journal. The photographer hired to do the job clearly had a gift for coaxing a smile from almost all of his or her … More Freedom! The Independence School of New Castle County, Delaware
Our featured yearbook today belonged to Ms. Courtney Nelson (pictured) who attended Gunning Bedford Jr. High School. Numerous handwritten well wishes to the young senior are shown. The yearbook reveals a more ethnically diverse student body then many other yearbooks of the era. The Delaware Historical Society possesses an outstanding collection of original school yearbooks. … More Yearbooks at the DHS. Gunning Bedford Jr High School 1966