A quick history of yearbooks from NPR
Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE
Here’s a fun link to check out. The Picture Show blog on the NPR website recently ran a post and started a gallery on the history of yearbooks.
NPR traces back the origins of yearbooks to photographer George Warren in the mid-1800s.
The National Museum of American History still has one of Warren’s early yearbooks, from Rutgers University in 1860.
Take a look at NPR’s image gallery, and you can get a glimpse of what yearbook photos looked like back in the day.