(J?ol) Reinberg School (1937)


Figure 1.-- We have a class portrait of a second grade class in 1937. The children would have been 7-8 years old. The children were dressed variously. Several wear dress shirts with ties, but only one boy wears a suit. A few boys wear casual shits. They are dressed in short and long pants as well as knickers. The girls mostly wear dresses. Several have puff sleeves. One girl wears a blouse and skirt. The boys all have short hair cuts. One girl has Shirley Temple ringlet curls. The portrait was taken just before Christmas, December 17, 1937 which is why many of the children are waring knee socks, long stockings, and boots. Put your cursor on the image to see the rest of the class.

Here we have the Reinberg School. It looks to be a standard public elementary (primary) school. Unfortunately we can not read the first name, something like Jol. We are not sure where the school was located, but we have found a Reinberg school in Chicago. And it was named after a Chicago politician. He helped establish a camp in a forestry preserve for poor Chicago school children. The schoool was named the Peter A. Reinberg School. Apparently there was more than one prominant Reinberg in Chicago because this school was na,es the Jol Reinberg School. The portrait was taken by Heeren Photo, a notable Chicago studio working in school photography so there is little doubt that it was a Chicago school. It is the only Reinberg school we have been able to find. We have a class portrait of a second grade class in 1937. The children would have been 7-8 years old. The children were dressed variously. Several wear dress shirts with ties. Perhaps they were told about the portrait. Only one boy wears a suit, a fashionable Eton suit with an Eton-like collar. A few boys wear casual shits. We also note a few short-sleeve shirts which seems rather surprising for Chicago in the winter. Two boys and none of the girls wear sweaters. They are dressed in short and long pants as well as knickers. One boy wears suspenders. The girls mostly wear dresses. Several have puff sleeves. One girl wears a blouse and skirt. The boys all have short hair cuts. One girl has Shirley Temple ringlet curls. The portrait was taken just before Christmas, December 17, 1937 which is why many of the children are wearing knee socks, long stockings, and boots. Knickers were beginning to gp out of style in the late-30s, but most of the 2nd greaders here seem to be wearing them.









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