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Eighth Grade Graduates Soldiers’ Orphans’ Home, 1928

Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School eight grade graduates, 1928.

Twelve eighth grade graduates from the Illinois Soldiers’ Orphans’ Home (later renamed the Illinois Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s School, or ISSCS) pose for this late spring 1928 photograph. Unfortunately, the only students positively identified are Richard Griffith (middle, back row) and Thelma Capshaw (second from left, front row). If you know anyone else shown here please contact Museum Librarian Bill Kemp at BKemp@mchistory.org. ISSCS, a state-run home located in north Normal, closed in 1979.

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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