Graduation season is a time to look back—sometimes, way back. The traditions and ceremonies to mark the end of a chapter of schooling have been in place for hundreds of years, and while the styles may have changed, much is still the same. To celebrate the grads of today, we’re turning back the clock 100 years to see what the yearbooks of the class of 1915 looked like. The pages are grabbed from various schools around the country (which you can flip through too on Archive.org), and contain most of the familiar standbys contained in everyone’s high school yearbook. There was stuff about teachers and classes too, but we left all that out in the spirit of “no more pencils, no more books...”

Front of book

The Hardworking Yearbook Staff

Clubs and Sports

The Senior Class

One tradition that hasn't stood the test of time: Jokes!

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