1941 Franklin Yearbook

I uploaded the 1941 yearbook for Benjamin Franklin High School in Rochester. The yearbooks that I did for Webster High School had less than 50 seniors per year. This yearbook has 739 seniors graduating. Some of this class was transferred over from the former Washington High School that was close at the end of the school year in 1940. 1400 students were transferred from Washington to Franklin.

This year book has lots of “best wishes” and autographs. Some people signed their autograph over the top of their picture. Not sure why anyone would do that.

The Rochester Public Library has yearbooks online for Franklin HS for the years 1933 to 1940. Go to their School Heritage Collection web page to see all that they have available.

The ladies’ hairstyle of that time was very distinctive. It only lasted a few years. I have photos of my mother and my aunt from that time and they also had this hairstyle.


  1. I find it interesting that 25 years later when I graduated high school, we were still wearing the sweater with the pearls.

  2. Thanks for this, Dick. My mother is in this graduating class. While I do have her yearbook somewhere, it is so great to have it available electronically.

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