Finally I've got some old pictures on the right topic for Sepia Saturday. (I do admit to having posted some of them before.)
But the similarity does exist, especially in the uniforms (those girls above didn't pull those awful clothes on everyday for their fashion sense.)
From yearbooks of Central High School in Fort Worth, Texas in the early 1930s. Both my father, George Rogers, and his older brother Chauncey, were in Company A of the ROTC at Central High.
|probably 1930, Central High School, Fort Worth, Texas|
This photo may have felt really imposing for someone, but it doesn't show the faces of about a third of the cadets in Company A. Proper military formation however, and someone has cut and pasted the two adjacent pages from the yearbook together for this panoramic shot. I believe my uncle Chauncey Rogers is second from right on front row. Can't recognize my dad anywhere.
|1931, Central High School, Fort Worth, Texas|
But in reality, these pictures were taken when my father was between 15 and 17 years old. His brother was 2 years older than he was. And don't forget, many times young people didn't finish high school at exactly the same age. It wasn't until my parents were both dead that I found their San Antonio high school graduation programs and that my father graduated a year after my mom. He was 3 years older than she was. When I asked the surviving Rogers brother, he said he was so much younger than they were that he knew nothing about why that happened.
I did share many other high school photos of my mom and dad from yearbooks on my post HERE.
Have a great week, and go enjoy what other Sepia Saturday folks are posting at the bottom of this site where their names are, and maybe you'll feel like joining in one of these days!
Never be so focused on what you're looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find.