Yearbooks give writer a look at the interests of past generations
Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE
Take a look at this recent column by Gayle Faulkner Kosalko from The Times newspaper in Whiting, Ind., all about yearbooks and the interesting perspective they can provide on previous generations.
While doing some work at a museum, Faulkner Kosalko was able to go through yearbooks for local schools dating back to the 1940s, 1950s, even as far back as 1913.
Flipping through yearbooks provides a fascinating glimpse of the times, the fads, the interests, society. And of course, as Faulkner Kosalko humorously put it, “Yearbooks make almost anyone from any generation say quietly to themselves, ‘What in the world was I thinking?'”