Old Kensington / New Kensington

Recently in photography class, we’ve been looking through old Kensington High School yearbooks. We have a large collection of books, photographs, film, and other material from the schools' history, way back when the school was an all girls high school in the 1940s and 50s. We began with trying to match the girls in gym class to the girls in the yearbooks; they wore bloomers with their names sewed on them. Once we found the girls we learned new things about them from reading their quotes, nicknames, school activities, and what they wanted to do when they were older. Our class wants to make a book exploring connections between the Kensington of the past and the Kensington of the present, and this is a first step.

- Lewis + Nissa, Grade 10

Softball team, Spring 1946. Digital Scan

Softball team, Spring 1946. Digital Scan

Our class sorting our collection of yearbooks

Our class sorting our collection of yearbooks