|Jarvis Continuation School,
Last updated: 03 Jun 2017
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The original picture was taken by "Powell, Cayuga," the same photographer who took the photos of Simcoe High School. Text painted in white on the original photo's face reads "Jarvis Cont. School, 1945-6" then "Geo. A. Armstrong, Principal" then "Powell."
This particular print was apparently the proof Mr. Powell submitted to the school principal so students could order copies for themselves. Other text written on the face reads "Please order promptly $1.00" and "Proof Only." The word "Cayuga" follows "Powell" on the right side.
The source scan was emailed to us by Marilyn Armstrong-Reynolds of Essex County, a daughter of Jarvis Continuation School principal George A. Armstrong, seen in the first row, seventh from the left.
George A. Armstrong was principal of the Jarvis Continuation School from Sep 1943 to Jun 1946. He taught 55 periods a week to grades 9 to 12 -- including English literature and composition, general science, physics and chemistry, mathematics, boys physical education and business practice. Immediately prior to that, Mr. Armstrong was the principal of Jarvis Public School (same building), 1938-1943.
Students in grades 9 to 12 were
presumably approximately 14 to 18 years old, so these students were
presumably born circa 1930, which would make those still living about 75
to 80 years old today.