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This is a 16-page program for the 1917 Graduating Exercises at John Ericsson School (Public School 126) in Brooklyn, New York.

Image 1 here shows front cover; Image 2 shows first page; Images 3 and 4 show sample pages; Image 5 shows back cover. (Click Zoom to see closer view.)

Card-stock covers with a beautiful embossed color image of the American flag on front. Bound with blue string.

Size: 7 x 5.5 inches.

Condition Issues: Two of the cover corners are creased and I have reinforced them with archival tape on the inside cover so they won't break off. Heavy age-tanning and staining to covers; interior pages are very clean and only lightly tanned. On some pages the ink shows through on other side of paper (see Image 4) .

The program lists the names of all the graduates (approximately 200), the Honors winners, the teachers and administration, and the members of the school auxiliary of the American Red Cross Society (the U.S. had entered World War I earlier that year).

The lists of names would be of interest to local historians and genealogy researchers.

There is still a John Ericsson public school in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at 424 Leonard St., zip 11222. I believe the old school was torn down and replaced. The new school is a Middle School and a Magnet School for environmental engineering.

According to Wikipedia, John Ericsson (1803 –1889) was a Swedish-American inventor and mechanical engineer who revolutionized naval history with his invention of the screw propeller. He designed the USS Monitor, the ship that ensured Union naval supremacy during the American Civil War.

All in all, this is a handsome, historically compelling item of Brooklyn paper ephemera.


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1917 Graduation Program John Ericsson School Greenpoint Brooklyn NY MS 126 historical New York World War I era ephemera - Free U.S. shipping

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  • Vintage item from the 1910s
  • Materials: vintage program, vintage paper ephemera, vintage school collectible
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