On a September morning in 1955, Miss Ray Crabtree welcomed her newest first grade class. Somehow, in a feat which must have been akin to herding cats, the new students were persuaded to pose for a picture. Mrs. J. W. Camp, Sr., was there with her camera and took the photo below, which her son, Harry, has graciously provided to bradleyark.com.
Who are these kids? Even though I was a member of this class, fifty-four intervening years have drastically reduced my ability to identify them. Below are two slightly enlarged and cropped versions of the photo. Most of the identifications on these photos were made not from memory, but by comparing them with the class photos in the 1956 Bradley School yearbook. Almost certainly, there are one or more errors and, of course, some of the faces have not been labeled at all. Corrections and additional identifications will be most appreciated and promptly incorporated into the photos.