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Picturing the Class of 1898

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Strawbery Banke Presents
HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #209

110 years ago the entire Portsmouth High School class could pose on the steps of the courthouse. Females outnumbered males because most working class and business jobs did not require a high school degree. (Continued below)

 

 

HISTORIC PHOTOS of the Greater Portsmouth Area appear here weekl

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Long conservative dresses and high starched collars were in fashion. A young dandy lounges on the right sporting knee-high stockings and a cocked cap.

From HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH
Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
(c) Strawbery Banke Museum . All rights reserved

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