So those of you who follow me on Facebook know that I recently acquired a 1931 Florida State Women’s College Yearbook. It finally arrived in the mail this week, and as promised, I am delivering the highlights.
First off, I gotta say, this is the most beautiful yearbook I’ve come across yet. The overall design is lovely, totally art deco, and done in a mint green and peach colorway. Someone knew how to pick out fonts, and thought to splurge on linen paper. Hot damn!
A Sampling of the Student Body
The cover page of this yearbook is inscribed “Anetta Hamilton. Theta Upsilon House. 1931.” I went looking for Miss Hamilton’s photo, but when I came across her name in the sophomores section, her photo was meticulously cut out, and replaced with a tiny white square of paper that had this statement handwritten across it, “So very sorry I cut out this picture. See p. 195 for another. I think it’s one of my best.” When I turned the page, there was more writing on the other side of the tiny piece of paper, “Too young to realize! Such a shame I cut this out when I needed a good picture years ago.” So funny! I went to page 195 and found this photo:
There is a section simply called We Moderns that features full-page spreads of the lovely ladies who won the Senior Ballot. Here are a few of my favorites.
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This week I bought another Florida yearbook from the same eBay seller. It’s a 1929 University of Florida yearbook, and this one is pirate-themed. As soon as I saw it, I knew it had to be mine—it looks incredible! As always, I will be sure to share the highlights as soon as it arrives in the mail.