|Simcoe High School, 1947-48|
Last updated: 03 Apr 2017
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The original photo is the property of 1948 SHS student Joan (Coones) Horn of Brantford, Brant County, who appears in the picture. Joan lent us her photo to scan. Joan also provided the nucleus of our student identifications. Other identifications, provided by other site visitors, are credited on the appropriate web pages.
We appreciate the efforts
of all who have identified students, but identifications should be
considered tentative until confirmed.
The original print measures approximately 6 inches by 33 inches. There are 597 people (students and staff) in the picture, which appears to have been taken in the spring of 1948.
photographer was E. J. Powell of Cayuga, who presumably got the assignment
because local photographers did not have a camera capable of panning
across such a large group. Panned group pictures of this type remained a
photography niche market into the 1960s across much of Ontario.
(Although they were discontinued at Simcoe High in the 1950s.)
High, which would later be known as Simcoe District High School, and
subsequently Simcoe Composite School, was at the time, Norfolk's largest high school. While your Norfolk ancestors
may have attended high school in Delhi, Port Dover or Waterford, Simcoe High served much of
Norfolk's rural population. Students from a distance
carpooled or travelled to and from school by trolley train.