Tuesday, September 7, 2010

#12 Fairforest High - Class of 1940 - Trip to Washington, DC

In going through one of my mother's (Betty Hadden Garrett) scrapbooks, I found a large photo of the 1940 Fairforest High School graduating class which was taken on June 11, 1940, during their trip to Washington, D.C. Also I remembered a bit of trivia about the photograph. You will notice that the same man, Mr. O. F. Funderburk, is standing at the end on BOTH sides of this picture. This photo was taken with some type of camera that panned from side to side. Mr. Funderburk was told when it was safe to duck down and go behind the group and pose on the opposite end, thus being photographed twice.

(click on the picture to view larger)

Luckily, on the back of the picture, everyone's name was listed by row.
Front Row L-R:  Loyal Westbrook, James Wingo, C. O. Rogers, Jimmy Bennett, J. L. Pack, Lamar Crawford, S. C. Crosby

Second Row L-R:  Betty Crosby, Ethel Bridgeman Norma Alexander, Frances Brown, Martha Ruth Smith, Ruth Greer, Nelleen Pruitt, Ruth Smith, Helen Parham, Clara Medlock, Margaret Morgan

Third Row L-R:  O. F. Funderburk, Dorothy Falls, Frances Crosby (chaperone), Margaret Dickson, Mary Warnock, Betty Hadden, Della Mae Morgan, Rebecca Gillespie, Betty Foster, Rep. Joseph R. Bryson, Dorothy Tollison, Miss Ellen Critcher (Senior Teacher), C. F. Carter (chaperone), W. F. Mobley (Principal), Norman Simmons (bus driver), Frances Smith (Librarian), Leila Brown (English Teacher), Margaret Justice, and (again) O. F. Funderburk

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