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The Marshallite
1929 Yearbook

John Marshall High School
Richmond, Virginia


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Misc


Page
Photo (pg #)
Year
When
Notes
157 - 159


Prophecy of the Class of 1929,  by Anne Ingles
167 - 168


[small tear lower side of pg,  ca 3/4"]
169 - 170


[small tear lower side of pg,  ca 3/4"]
171 - 172


[small tear lower side of pg,  ca 3/4"]
213 - 233


The Cadets
215 - 216


The Corps of Cadets
265 - 267265 - 267

Small photos,  unidentified
27 - 156


Senior Class
270 - 293


Advertising pages
1


The MARSHALLITE for 1929
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The MARSHALLITE for 1929. Vol. XIX. Published by the students of the senior class of JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL,  Richmond,  Virginia
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Charter Member,  National Scholastic Press Association. Compiled by Walker H. Hill,  Editor-in-Chief; Russell McAllister,  Business Manager
10


Contents Page
12
1869
Richmond School System Founded
12
1870
. . . Advanced Grammar Grade was established,  which was really the high school in embryo.
12
1871
. . . confronted by an urgent need for teachers,  the board requested funds for a normal and high school. Accordingly,  the Richmond High School was established in rented rooms on Broad Street between Ninth and Tenth Streets. The principal,  William F. Fox,  and two teachers composed the faculty,  and there were forty-nine pupils. The course of study,  which covered three years,  was the same for all students.
13
18731 OctFirst High School Building,  805 E. Marshall St. 3-story building w/ 8 class rooms; 3rd floor was assembly hall. Building cost "40, 000,  capacity 274 pupils. Faculty consisted of principal,  3 teachers & enrollment was 76.
13

June1st class "regularly" graduated. 6 boys & 8 girls.
13
1875
Senior pupils were employed as substitute teachers in the city schools.
131st High School1881
Enrollment outgrew capacity of the building. Structure enlarged by adding 8 rooms & a basement. Popularity of school increased & rooms were added several times afterwards to "take care of growing enrollment".
14
1882
Faculty = 12 & enrollment = 393.
14
1884
A desire for a higher standard was manifested in 1884 by the substitution of fifty per enter instead of forty-five per cent as the minimum for promotion,  and in 1888 this was raised to sixty per cent.
14
1888
Minimum for promotion raised to 60 per cent
15
1883caA year after becoming principal,  Mr. Bowles resigned to accept a position in a larger institution,  and Julian P. Thomas was elected principal.
15
1883caFurther expansion of curriculum. Phonography & typewriting introduced. Shortly afterward,  a 2 yr business course was established. "The superintendent recommended that,  in addition to the college preparatory,  business,  and post graduate courses,  a manual arts course for boys and girls be adopted. A full course at that time did not seem feasible,  but a partial compliance with the recommendation was made by the establishment,  in 1893,  of a course in cooking."
15
1893
Course in cooking established. Later discontinued due to lack of funds.
16The John Marshall House and The Jefferson Club1894
School overcrowded again & "the practice of renting outside rooms was begun. This continued until Juhe,  1909,  when the school occupied every available corner in three buildings: the high school building,  the John Marshall House,  and the old Jefferson Club."
16
1903bef.Before 1903,  it became evident to the School Board that the building at 805 East Marshall was hopelessly beyond improvement and totally unfit for a 20th century school.
16
1904
School Board obtained half of the lot on which the building "now stands". "Plans for the new school were submitted,  but before any work was begun,  the citizens headed by the School Board,  the Richmond Education Association,  and the daily press,  so vigorously pressed the question of securing the whole block,  bounded by Clay,  Marshall,  Eighth,  and Ninth Streets,  that in 1905 their efforts were crowned with success."
17
1903
Fall -- "Examinations were abolished for all except the graduating classes. The standard adopted for these classes was an average of 80% with a minimum of 70% on a subject."
17
1906
Spring -- "committee appointed by the board made a study of the standards of high schools throughout the State and reported the Richmond High School as among those requiring the highest standard."
17
1905
Only 2 courses in the school: regular 3 year course & 2 year business course.
18
1908SpringGround broken for new building.
18John Marshall High School1909Fallcornerstone for new building laid.
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1909Sept.building not quite complete,  but began being used. Before completion,  name was changed to "John Marshall High School"
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1911Feb. . . . the plan of promoting students was put into effect. A pupil making 75% on a subject was advanced in that subject. The pupils became more interested in their work,  and the good results of the plan were immediately evident.
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1912Summer . . . the vacation school was established so that pupils who so desired might have an opportunity to continue their work in the summer.
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1911FallTeachers' Training Dept. moved from the high school to the William F. Fox School,  and became the City Normal School.
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1912FallLibrary established & trained Librarian appointed. System of supplying free text books introduced. Spanished added to program of studies.
19
1926
In 1926 it came under the inspection of the Government,  and has been rated first in its class (55C schools) by Federal Inspection in 1927,  1928,  & 1929.
20
1918
In 1918,  during the Great War,  22 male teachers were furloughed for military duty,  & five hundred alumni of John Marshall were in the service.
20
1918Fallgreat influenza epidemic reached it's height." Richmond hospitals were overcrowded & more space was needed.
20
19184 OctSchool closed within 3 days,  desks had been removed & beds & patients admitted to the high school building. School held about 1, 000 patients. It was used as a hospital for a month.
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19187 NovBuilding reopened for school purposes.
20
1920
Bronze tabled dedicated in memory of 16 alumni who "fell in the Great War". Tablet was gift from the Patriotic Society of the school."
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1921
School was overcrowded again "and a two-session day was necessary. Pupils of the 3rd & 4th years attended from 8:20 a.m. until noon,  and those of the 1st & 2nd years from 12:30 to 4:10."
21Photo of George Wythe Jr. High School1922
George Wythe Junior High School opened. Located across the street from the John Marshall High School. "Although originally intended as a junior high school,  it was immediately made part of John Marshall because of the crowded condition of the latter school."
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1928Sept.Enrollment had increased "to such an extent that a double session was necessary in George Wythe building."
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1929
As the history of John Marshall High School is,  after all,  the history of secondary education in Richmond,  it is with great pleasure that we learn that the construction of a splendid new high school in the West End is now in progress. The new school will be occupied in September,  1930.
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Faculty Group Photo, no names listed
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En Avant,  by Florence Rhea Talley
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Junior artwork,  by Newton Mayo
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Junior Class Photo
164


Knight in Armor,  by Fred Fidler
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Sophomore artwork,  by Newton Mayo
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Sophomore Class Photo
168


Deeper Waters [no author listed]
169


Freshmen artwork,  by Newton Mayo
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Freshmen Class Photo
172


[poem,  no name,  no author]
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Activities artwork,  by Newton Mayo
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Picture of "The Record",  1st issue,  Nov. 15,  1909
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Record Staff,  Group Photo
180180


Picture of "The Monocle",  1st issue,  Mar. 1,  1929
181181


The Monocle Staff,  Group Photo
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Full page photo of "Pastorale"
184184
1929May 2 - 4Full page photo,  "Riding Down the Sky"
186186


Group Photo,  Senior French Society
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Group Photo,  Junior French Society
188188


Group Photo,  Senior Spanish Society
189189


Group Photo,  Junior Spanish Society
190190


Full page group photo,  Forum Club
192192


Full page group photo,  Harwood Literary Society
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Photo,  Van Vort Debating Society
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Group photo of Judges chosen to represent John Marshall in debates
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Group Photo,  The Senate
198198


Group photo,  The Writers Club
199199


Group photo,  The John Marshall High School Club of Reserves
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Group photo,  The John Marshall High Hi-Y Club
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Athletics artwork,  by Newton Mayo
202202


Football photos
203203


Football,  photos of players (not individually named) & game schedule
204


Basketball headlines
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Basketball,  photos of players (not individually named) & game schedule
206


1928 Baseball game schedule
207


Baseball artwork,  by Newton Mayo
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Group photo,  Girls' Basektball Team
209


Girls' Basketball; 2 squads: John Marshall "varsity" & High School squads
210210


Group photo,  Archery Club
211


The John Marshall Archery Club
212


quote from "The Task" by Cowper
213


Cadets artwork,  by Newton Mayo
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Group Photo,  The Colors
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Group photo,  The Corps of Cadets; "A" Company
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Group photo,  The Corps of Cadets; "B" Company
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Group photo,  The Corps of Cadets; "C" Company
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Group photo,  The Corps of Cadets; "D" Company
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Group photo,  The Corps of Cadets; "E" Company
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Group photo,  The Corps of Cadets; The Band
232232


Group photo,  Inaugural Detachment
233


Article from "The Richmond News Leader": John Marshall Stirs Them.
234234


Group photo,  Rifle Team
235


Clubs artwork,  by Newton Mayo
236


Imp Club letter,  by Madeline
238


Poem about the Pep Club,  by "The Peps of Twenty-Nine"
239239


Small individual photos of the Pep Club members; not identified
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Small individual photos of the Idma Club members; only officers identified
242


Chic Club letter,  by "Chic" Catherine
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Small individual photos of the Chic Club members; not identified
244


Skipper Club poem,  by "Marion"
246


Bootsie Club Letter
247247


Small individual photos of the Bootsie Club members; Names not identified,  but captions with photos along with "letter" on page 246 can identify most of them.
248


Saint Club Letter
249249


Small individual photos of the Saint Club members; not identified
250


Poem about "The Duckies",  by "Duckie Mary Ellen"
251251


Small individual photos of the Duckies Club members; identified by nicknames or office held only
254254


It Club,  Small individual photos; none identified
257


Special Features artwork,  by Newton Mayo
258


Untitled Poem,  author unknown
259259


Untitled full page photo
260


Untitled Poem,  author unknown
261261


Untitled full page photo
264264


Small group photos: First cooking class 1894
264264

Small group photos: The graduating class of 1896
264264

Small group photos: An early chemistry class
264264

Small group photos: Faculty -- Latin,  modern languages,  and music 1912
264264

Small group photos: Faculty -- English and history 1912
268


Artwork,  no artist identified
269


Advertisers artwork,  by Newton Mayo
294


Finis artwork,  by Newton Mayo
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Photo (pg #) Year When
Notes

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Misc

Source:  The MARSHALLITE for 1929. Vol. XIX. Published by the students of the senior class of JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL,  Richmond,  Virginia.  Extracts by Susan Shields Sasek.  My notes are in brackets [ ].

[I purchased this old yearbook at a used book store recently.  This database is of the majority of the yearbook information that I have sorted by surname, name & page.  I didn't transcribe the clubs &/or paragraphs listed with each of the Seniors names, or the various poems, letters, etc. that are mentioned in the "Notes" column.  The yearbook isn't for sale, but if you're interested in obtaining copies of any pages, contact me and include
[1929 Marshallite] in the subject line.]

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