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Collection Edwin B. Worthen Collection
Date of photo 1897
Description Lexington High School graduating class, 1897.

"This brings us down to more recent times - only 40 years ago [1937]. I do not know whether this class marked the passing of the old era or the beginning of a new era - but it certainly marked something. There had been sickness and changes in the teaching force and a change, satisfactory to the class at least, in the School Committee. The class devoted considerable of its energies during the four years to having a good time - both in school and out. In that it made a record equalled by no succeeding class. There were 17 (16?) to graduate and that was a record too, for the class of 1893 had but 11 to graduate and the class of 1894 had 6. It served notice to the Town that a new high school couldn't be put off indefinitely.

The young people in the class are:

IN FRONT AT LEFT: Bertha Wright, Constance Willard, Fanny Tower, Hattie French, Gertrude Dacy (Mrs. Mara).

IN MIDDLE: Ethel Cox (Mrs. Steele), Edith Cox (Mrs. Edward Hutchinson), Amy Taylor.

REAR AT LEFT ON POST: George E. Foster, Edward Wheaton, Alice Woodward, Molly Doran, Arthur Redman, Bessie Buckley, Edwin Worthen, Louis L. Crone"
Object ID Worthen.slideS7
Object Name Transparency, Lantern-slide
People Buckley, Bessie K.
Cox, Edith
Cox, Ethel
Crone, Louis L.
Dacey, Gertrude
Doran, Molly S.
Foster, George E.
French, Harriet "Hattie"
Redman, Arthur P.
Taylor, Amy Ethel
Tower, Fanny M.
Wheaton, Edward G.
Willard, Constance
Woodward, Alice
Worthen, Edwin B., Sr.
Wright, Bertha Locke
Search Terms Lexington High School class of 1897
Subjects Young adults
Group portraits
High school students
Title Lexington High School graduating class, 1897
The Edwin B. Worthen Collection, Cary Memorial Library

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