This image originally appeared in the “Brown” section of the Baltimore Sun around 1947. In its more recent form, the Brown section appeared with the Sunday paper printed in sepia ink. It was withdrawn in the mid-fifties.
This particular picture shows a typical Calvert School image which you will recognize, I’m sure. It shows then Head Master, Ed Brown, greeting three students: Chrissie Penniman ’54 is shaking hands, the second in line I cannot identify and the third student is moi-même with my real leather book bag. (My mother was very proud that I could have a real leather black book bag).
Seeing my class brass plaque reminded me that my signature is top left -- I believe that this signature is the last legible cursive one in existence. I remember writing two-or-three hundred such signatures until one was deemed appropriate.