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50 Years of Withrow History in Annuals

by Bob Linnerberg ’63

From the onset, the stated objective of the Annual has been “to make a true picture of school life” at Withrow. Anxiously awaited every spring, the yearbook has been a mirror of the times, and occasionally the troubles, of life in Cincinnati’s largest high school.

The first East High School annual was published by the senior class in 1920. The literary editor that year was Dorothy Pearce Atkins. She returned to Withrow in 1926 as an English teacher and remained until her retirement in 1961. Named The Tiger by the class of 1922, the annual remained so named as long as the school was called East High. Jokes and baby pictures of seniors, popular in the 1920s, were dropped from later annuals. The sixth annual in 1925 was the “first” Withrow High School annual.

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