All Smiles: School No. 161, Fannie L. Barbour Elementary School


For Flashback Friday, enjoy this image from the old P.S. 161, Fannie L. Barbour Elementary School, Saratoga and Schroeder Streets, Grade 2A Baltimore MD. This comes from the Bureau of Publications of Baltimore City Public Schools Collection within the Nanny Jack & Company Archives. There are over 80 smiling faces in the photograph.

If anybody recognizes any of these students, please contact us.

Over a decade ago, the Baltimore City Public School System discarded thousands of slides, contact sheets, and photographs from the 1920s-1970s. The original space in its headquarters was needed for another purpose, thus it was cleaned out and thousands of images were trashed. The Nanny Jack & Company staff physically salvaged these images from the trash can. It's all about the old adage: One man's trash is another man's treasure.

The woman for whom the school was named was Fannie L. Barbour, a longtime educator in t