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1920's Child's Report Cards, School Photo, and October 1928 People's Home Journal Magazine
Today I'm offering for sale six little girls’ report cards and her school group photo from the 1920's along with an October 1928 People's Home Journal Magazine.
I'm always searching for something unusual, American history related or that one sweet lovable item our customers would fall in love with. I'm happy to say I know that I found that lovable item on my last trip to a local flea market. A lady named Elizabeth S. passed away at age 94 and her grandson along with other family members had to clean out the contents of her home. Her grandson found inside a dresser a People's Home Journal with 6 of her report cards tucked inside. I'm sure every time she looked at them a smile and a flood of wonderful memories of her childhood came storming back. Listed below is a description of each report card, her class photo, and the magazine and their condition:
1.) Elizabeth’s 1st grade Report Card is from the 1923/24 school year at the Keystone School in Upper Darby Township, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.*Condition: Very good condition and very clean.
2.) Elizabeth’s 2nd grade Report Card is from the 1924/25 school year at the Keystone School in Upper Darby Township, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. Little Elizabeth only made it through the first marking period before moving to Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, to finish second grade. *Condition: Very good condition and very clean.
*The next four Report Cards are from the Forty Fort Borough Schools in Forty Fort, Pennsylvania:
3.) Elizabeth “Betty” 2nd grade Report Card from 1924/25 marking periods. *Condition: Good condition and very clean; There is a 1” tear along the left edge and a tiny brown dot after the word “Schools” at the top right corner.
4.) Betty’s 3rd grade Report Card from 1925/26 marking periods. *Condition: Very good condition and very clean.
5.) Betty’s 4th grade Report Card from 1926/27 marking periods. *Condition: Very good condition and very clean.
6.) Betty’s 5th grade report card from 1927/28 marking periods. *Condition: Very good condition and very clean.
Little Bettys’ grades were very good and she must have loved going to school since she missed very few days.
*Photograph showing Betty along with her 3rd grade classmates. The class had 23 boys and 17 girls and one teacher. Pretty little Betty is in the first row on the end. Check out the vintage bicycle standing up against the school house. It measures 7 3/4" wide x 4 3/4" long. *Condition: The front of the photo is very clean and in very good condition. The back of the photo is dark gray
*October 1928 edition of The People's Home Journal, Volume 43, Number 10. I could only think she kept it because little Betty fell in love with the front cover showing a young girl feeding a squirrel and maybe one time she may have fed a squirrel in her back yard. The front page picture was drawn by artist Arnold Lorne Hicks. This magazine has 34 pages filled with really neat vintage ads.
*Condition of Magazine: The front and back covers are in good condition, clean and bright. The inside pages are in very good condition, clean and bright.
*Covers: There are very tiny tears along the spine, very minor chipping along the right front edge, a fold at the bottom right front corner, and light wear to the top right front corner. There are three tiny tears along the top back edge, tiny to small tears and crease marks along the left back edge, and light wear to the top and bottom left back corners.
*Inside Pages: There are a few very tiny pieces missing from the right edge of the first inside page and a crease mark at the bottom right corner of the first inside page. There is tiny tears and minor chipping along the right edge of the last two inside pages. There is a tan spot near the bottom of the last inside page. There are also tiny crease marks at the top and bottom right corners of the last three inside pages.
I wonder how little Betty and her family got along after The Great Depression hit our country in the 1930's.
A very special gift for someone that collects old report cards from the turn of the century. Even though they're not your report cards they may bring back some memories of your childhood.
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Walt and Barb Roman, Macungie, PA
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