You can see within 4 years how the art of the yearbook changes with history. Starting at 1964 technology began expanding. A supercomputer was invented, going speeds of up to 3 million instructions per second. Now computers run instructions per second at mega hurts! You can see the difference in 1968, as this was a year of finding freedom. In 1968, Martin Luther King gave his speech, “I have a dream”. Interesting how art and history blend together!
Here are some quotes from the yearbooks themselves! Which one if your favorite?
1963: We now have the 60’s available at the museum!
1964: “We boast that all we know but we really know nothing”.
1965: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”-John F. Kennedy.
1966: “I came, I saw, I conquered”. Lynn Danielson and Gail Monroe.
1967: “STUDIES, I’ve got an essay due Monday, got any asprin?”.
1968: “We are enthralled by the imagry of life, and so searching for identity”.
1969: “The spectrum breaks–bursting–fufillment in all goals”.
If you think this catches you eye, come by the museum, there are some quite interesting photos and art from the 60’s in these yearbooks! You can see the history change with each year!
This is the John Burnard daughters. It was taken on Cromwell T. Oliver’s farm on East Hill (near Panther Lake) in Kent, c.1923. Noted are: Ida Burnard Oliver, Ada Burnard Clark, Effie Bernard Engstrom and Elspeth Burnard Martin.
This is from a glass plate negative taken around 1900 by Clark Studios. It is men making cedar shakes out of old growth wood on Kent’s East Hill. You can see the smoke stack of the “donkey” in the background.