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These Photos Show What It Was Like To Be A Teen In School Through The Ages

Being a teen in school 100 years ago wasn't really that different.

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1. Students were close friends with their teachers (can you imagine?) as shown in this early 1900s photograph.

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2. "Can we pleeeease have class outside?" echoed through the halls of schools even a hundred years ago.

Belk Library Archives and Special Collections / Via Flickr: belkarchives

3. Boarding school students demonstrated maximum fashion innovation in 1911.

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4. College dudes had some extremely wholesome fun in their dorms...

Richard / Via Flickr: rich701

5. ...And that can be said for college girls, too.

Richard / Via Flickr: rich701

6. Home economics class looked like it was taken very seriously, tbh.

Circa 1913.
Belk Library Archives and Special Collections / Via Flickr: belkarchives

Circa 1913.

7. Even in 1914, women played school sports, like baseball.

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8. This 1915 team seems like a force to be reckoned with.

Miami University Libraries / Via Flickr: muohio_digital_collections

9. Dorm rooms back in the day looked pretty damn comfortable.

Taken in 1915.
Wayland Academy / Via Flickr: waylandacademy

Taken in 1915.

10. Graduating high school seniors of 1916 had much more fashionable ensembles than the cheap caps and gowns we have today...

Miami University Libraries / Via Flickr: muohio_digital_collections

11. ...And high school football teams of the same year didn't seem to include much protection in their uniforms.

Miami University Libraries / Via Flickr: muohio_digital_collections

12. Study time was important, or at least it had to look that way for the camera!

New York Public Library / Via Flickr: nypl

13. And unlike nowadays, everyone dressed up for class.

Belk Library Archives and Special Collections / Via Flickr: belkarchives

14. College students made plenty of time in between classes for mischief.

Taken in 1914.
Richard / Via Flickr: rich701

Taken in 1914.

15. Some took the mischief to another level (metaphorically, and height-wise).

Taken in 1917.
Richard / Via Flickr: rich701

Taken in 1917.

16. Prep school girls in the 1920s got their exercise by jumping rope.

Wayland Academy / Via Flickr: waylandacademy

17. In 1947, these high schoolers had a co-ed basement party, and honestly this looks really fun.

Jewish Historical Society / Via Flickr: jhsum-commons

18. This school drama club from the '50s must have put on a pretty good show.

Belk Library Archives and Special Collections / Via Flickr: belkarchives

19. Science class in 1968 looks pretty much the same as science class now.

Burns Library, Boston College / Via Flickr: bc-burnslibrary

20. I think we all wish we could get to know these performers from 1970.

Mary Helen Cochran Library / Via Flickr: cochranlibrary

21. This 1976 woman might have been the most eager student to move into a dorm ever.

Belk Library Archives and Special Collections / Via Flickr: belkarchives

22. Libraries have always been...libraries.

Taken in 1982.
Mary Helen Cochran Library / Via Flickr: cochranlibrary

Taken in 1982.

23. This 1991 fraternity miiight have doubled as a world-famous boy band.

Belk Library Archives and Special Collections / Via Flickr: belkarchives

24. These dorm mates in 1991 had a pretty sweet setup.

Burns Library, Boston College / Via Flickr: bc-burnslibrary

25. Imagine waiting for one of these cinderblock-style computers to process your college registration. Praise technology!!!

Taken in 1992.
Burns Library, Boston College / Via Flickr: bc-burnslibrary

Taken in 1992.

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