This Small-Town Texas Yearbook From The '20s Is Absolutely Delightful
In a town of fewer than 2,000 people, Taylor's class of 1920 seems to have had a pretty good year.
Taylor, Texas has one high school, and back in 1920 they called their yearbook "The Cotton Boll."
The yearbook is packed with sincerity, and the fun that the class of 1920 had together in "the happiest days of [their] lives" shines through.
The faculty page used a really scary font, which looks particularly gothic naming PRINCIPAL YOUNGBLOOD.
Each graduating senior got a rhyme written about them by Ms. Ennola Robertson.
I like the looks of Beth Beck.
Ralph Marek was the tallest of the seniors and was mighty dandy as well.
Those seniors obviously had a pretty good time:
But it actually looks like the juniors might have had more fun.
The freshmen were awkward, then and now and forevermore.
This explanation of what the junior subjects are actually about is very helpful.
All the seniors got caricatures depicting their future lives in 1935.
"A Sly Little Widow"
"Miss. Burgett — Matron of the New York Jail"
There were also math poems (!) and a breakdown of busted dreams throughout the years (!!).
I don't even know what this is.
Predictions were a big thing.
This section is a whole list of students, their nicknames, occupations, appearance, ambition, and "what each will likely be."
"Perrie Mae Offield / Pete / Flirting with Joe / Not very tall / To be a dietician / Owner of a candy kitchen"
"Annette Fritz / Fritzy / Laughing all time / Plain / To marry a Texas / Wife of a Californian"
"Carl Mares / Rusty / Entertaining the class / Little but loud / To be cute / He is"
Here are some football players.
And here are some basketball players.
"Senior Beauty" was Bessie Bordosky, and "Most Popular Boy" was that ol' "little but loud" Carl Mares.
A summary of class parties probably wouldn't make it into today's yearbooks...
Take a trip down memory lane that’ll make you feel nostalgia AF