Did you go to high school in 1915?
Remember the episode of Seinfeld where Elaine has a comic from the New Yorker magazine and everyone pretends they get the joke, but no one really does? Well, I was recently looking through East High School Yearbooks from the 1910s in our archive and I stumbled upon this comic in the 1915 yearbook. I stopped on it, because I thought the illustrations were great, but then my positive feelings sunk away, because I don't get it.
Someone please explain. Is it not funny to me, because I'm not a teenager anymore? Is it because I wasn't alive in 1915? Is it an East High School thing? Each yearbook I have had the opportunity to look through has been full of great pictures of fashion, illustrations, student poetry, and other comics that I could find amusing, but this one has me at a loss. I would love to hear some feedback on what you think. Is this funny? Can you think of different captions that would make it more timely?
Look at more interesting yearbooks in the Western History and Genealogy collection.
In the opinion the comics under the large one are headers for sections in the east high books. Drama, oratory (speech), chorus, different sports like Basketball, baseball, track, and dance - which they may have taught or like today's' proms, and the end looks like the end of school year, but not sure why there are couples watching the sunset.
I think the top one is about getting ready in the morning - But I don't quite get it other then the obvious - before and after pictures and there's a big line for the facilities.
The topic is really cute and a great way of showing what it takes to get from face A to face B.
The different scenes are those you see at high school - everyone sees them. The scenes highlight key experiences you have in high school including friendship. I like the view because there is a place in city park that is slightly elevated and you can see across the city.
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