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Image of the Week

Certain things never change. The end of the summer and the beginning of a new school year were marked with the same sense of resignation as seen on this picture taken exactly 60 years ago. This is how the caption from the September 8, 1954, issue of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, sums it up: "Back to school--phooey!--Glum looks on these children are understandable as they line up at P. S. 5, Tillary and Bridge Sts., to register for fall term. Left to right, Rosalie Monel, 3, of 95 Lawrence St., her sister, America, 5, and Tana Lila Teshera, 6, of 14 Fleet St. ..."



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