It's particularly interesting for me to look lat these faces of high school graduates almost 80 years ago - my son starts high school next year and we are in a furious pace of looking at and applying to schools. We are going through a process that these young people probably never had to endure. There was likely one high school to choose from; and in 1933 there may not have been many who were hoping to go to college the following year. My grandfather, who had graduated from college a few years prior would have been train hoping the the mid-west about this time as there was no work to be found for him.
There's something fascinating about a group of people brought together by location and birth year, if nothing else. How vastly different their lives probably turned out - especially for the 3 young black women in the group. What did their fate hold in the depression? I can see that I'm convincing myself to do a little research after all ;)