September 9, 2010 / News

1921 yearbook shows how much the times have changed

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

In this recent article from the York (Pa.) Daily Record, writer Jim McClure recounts how one of the newspaper’s readers sent the newsroom a copy of the 1921 yearbook from local York High School.

Attached to the yearbook was a note, “I thought someone would find it interesting.”

McClure did, as he wrote about all the interesting comparisons between York High in the 1920’s and today. Those included quite a few amusing Prohibition-era references.

How will the yearbooks of today read 90 years from now?

Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.