"Though we all shall try, we may never meet again."
The opening line of Stark Whiteman's classic song, Graduation Day (1959), is familiar to many who were graduated from local schools in years past. This month's gallery, however, provides an opportunity for members of the graduating classes of 1953 and 1963 to meet a few of their classmates once again! The images shown below were taken from the yearbooks published in those years by thirteen New Orleans high schools and universities. The Louisiana Division has a good collection of annuals from schools in the metropolitan area and beyond, but there are numerous individual editions still missing. Some schools are not represented at all. If you have old school yearbooks that you would like to donate to the Library, please call 504-596-2610; we'll check our holdings and let you know if we need them.
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