Vintage Photo: Lents School, Portland, Oregon, Class of June 1949 [many 1953 Franklin High School grads]


Item: Lents School, Portland, Oregon, Class of June 1949 photo [many 1953 Franklin High School grads]

Description: 8 x 10 class photo for the 8th grade at Lents School, Portland, Oregon, June 1949.

Pictured are 63 students and 4 teachers. There are about 48 signatures on the reverse. The following students who signed the photo went on to attend Franklin High School, with most graduating in 1953 (exceptions noted): Bobby Atkeson, Ruby Beal, Sherry Bell, Rosemary Bryant, Larry Deyoe (attended through jr year), Joseph Etlinger, Madelain Farah, Barbara Gustafson, Derlene Helmer, Herbert Hiatt (d. 1952), Leonard Jones (through jr year), Barbara Keller, Leonard Kessler, Emma Lewallen (through jr year), Marlene Lile, Ethel McCloskey, Muriel McEwen, Sue Miller, Eric Peters, Jean Pixler, Joanne Poet, Jolane Resko, Marlene Ruddell, Mary Ellen Whitehead, and Dick Zittle. The principal Alan T. Button and teacher Reginald B. Strange also signed.

The following also signed the photo, but may or may not have attended Franklin as freshmen or sophomores before going elsewhere, or perhaps they did not attended Franklin: Ida Mae Brown, Bob Burger (Burges?), Joan Christensen, Mary Foote, Jay L. Gamble (later worked for Lents School), Kenneth Hess, Bob Jurgensen, Lyle Litchfield, Fred Luper (Coquille HS?), Grover McDowell (Benson HS), Eleanor Michael, Rowena Mills, Maxine Nicolls, Shirley Quiver(?), Buzzie Simpson, Lucille Stone, Patricia (Prudence?) Thompson, Barbara Thornton, Red Thornton, Marianna West, and Dick Wise.

Condition: Very Good

Place: Lents School, Portland, Oregon, Multnomah County
Year: 1949

Keywords: 8th grade, eighth grade, middle school, junior high,1949, Franklin High School, 1953,

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