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QUEENS, N.Y. SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHS

This online exhibit features sample photographs from the Queens, N.Y. School Photographs collection, which includes 160 black and white panoramic photographs, all of which were taken in schools (mainly public) in Queens, N.Y., from 1924-1936. The majority of the photographs in the collection are class graduation pictures. All of the photographs were taken by professional photographer Frederick J. Weber (1881-1967), who is well-known for having documented various subjects in Queens County for over 50 years.

Weber

owned a studio in Jamaica, N.Y., and many of the schools represented in the collection are in Jamaica or its surrounding communities.

Students of P.S. 34 on graduation day, Springfield Gardens, N.Y., Jan. 1926

Students of P.S. 37 on graduation day, Springfield Gardens, N.Y., June 1926

Students of P.S. 38 on graduation day, Rosedale, N.Y., June 1925

Students of P.S. 40 on graduation day, Jamaica, N.Y., June 1927

Students of P.S. 40 on graduation day, Jamaica, N.Y., Jan. 1927

Students of P.S. 99 in school play costumes, Jamaica, N.Y., Jan. 1926

Students of P.S. 131 on graduation day, Jamaica, N.Y., June 1927

Students of P.S. 139 on graduation day, Rego Park, N.Y., Jan. 1930

Students of the Model School (part of the Queens Normal School), dressed in traditional Scottish garb, Jamaica, NY, c.1928

Students of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary School (aka “St. Mary’s School”) on graduation day, June 1926


QUEENS, N.Y. SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHS