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[End Of School Year Play]

[End Of School Year Play]

Date: 1943
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of eight young girls in an end of school year play. They are standing in a line on the porch of the teacherage building at Lower Valley School. They are holding baskets and are wearing crepe paper dresses. From left to right, the girls are Melba (Katt) McCullough, Frances (Stapper) Rheinlander, Cecelia Mueller, unknown, unknown, unknown, Gloria Seiler and Dorothy (Katt) Attkisson.
Contributing Partner: Northeast Lakeview College
[Lower Valley School Students]

[Lower Valley School Students]

Date: 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of nine Lower Valley School students posed outside the school building. In the top row, from left to right, are Gloria Seiler, Melba Katt, Frances Stapper, Jerome Seiler and Nolan Behrens. In the bottom row are Sylvia Katt, Margie Katt, Verna Lee Gerth and Naomi Faye Snoddy. There are two other, unnamed girls sitting on a bench on the building's porch.
Contributing Partner: Northeast Lakeview College
[End Of Year Play]

[End Of Year Play]

Date: May 1943
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of eight young girls in an end of year school play on the porch of the teacherage building. The girls are wearing crepe paper dresses and are holding flower signs. Each sign has a letter on it, and together they spell, "Vacation."
Contributing Partner: Northeast Lakeview College
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