For my posting today, I gathered up some old family photographs from the 1920s and scanned them in. I always like looking at the details in old photos. These pictures are of classmates, friends, and teachers from the Whitehouse School in Readington Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, from bygone days. Enjoy!
Many of these Whitehouse Station students walked to school, year after year, and had perfect attendance. I remember one story that their moms would bake potatoes in the morning, and the children would put them in their pockets to keep their hands warm while walking in the winter. The baked potatoes would be part of their lunch, since they lived too far away to walk home for lunch. Many of the children had to go right to work after graduating from grammar school to help out their families during the Great Depression.
While gathering these pictures, I checked the Historic Newspaper Archive on Genealogy Bank for any articles on the Readington Township Schools during the 1920s, and found this article from 1927. Many of the names below are still familiar ones in Readington Township.
Friday’s Faces From the Past is a blogging prompt suggested by GeneaBloggers. Thanks for taking a look at some of my cherished photographs!