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Draper Scrapbook: Draper pupils pose for class photos in 1950s with fashions of the day

Draper Scrapbook: Draper pupils pose for class photos in 1950s with fashions of the day

It was school picture day for Nellie Quick’s second grade class at the Draper School. Kids dressed f
Draper Scrapbook: Draper pupils pose for class photos in 1950s with fashions of the day
Second-graders at Rotterdam's Draper School during the fall of 1955 included four rows full of smiling 7- and 8-year-olds. The kids are: First row: From left, Joseph Parillo, Arthur Hogle, Neil Nardini and Richard Jones. Second row: Seated from left, S...

Boys wore sweaters, girls wore dresses.

Some had jackets and ties. Others showed off suspenders and Mary Jane shoes.

It was school picture day for Nellie Quick’s second grade class at the Draper School. Kids dressed for success on Nov. 7, 1955.

The kids, a little older, also sat for a photograph in 1959.

Students would get bigger sizes, bigger books and bigger ideas. And after school, there was usually a mad rush home for television and “Mickey Mouse Club” and assorted cartoons. Most would have graduated from high school in the Class of 1965, which is observing its 50th anniversary this year.

Children are dressing differently in 2015 — but they will still be smiling for class pictures.

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