A 1921 letter of application for a teaching job in Wayne, Nebraska. Helen Harrigfeld from Emerson, Nebraska wrote on March 21, 1921.
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Another applicant for a teaching position in the Wayne, Nebraska, school district. Lillie Scott wrote on May 21, 1923. She even enclosed a self-addressed stamped envelope, which sadly was not returned to her.
Miss Frances Surber applied for a teaching position at the Wayne, Nebraska, school district where my grandfather, Amos Claycomb, was on the board. This is her letter of June 8, 1923.
Julia Bressler and Clara Ellis
Julia Bressler is my great-grandmother. I’m guessing that Clara Ellis was a friend, perhaps from church. I never heard of Clara, but I love this photo. I like the similarity of their pose, their hands, and the fabric print of their dresses. They are wearing lace-up shoes with low heels. From the look of Clara’s ankles, her feet hurt. Julia was born in 1859; she’s 86 in this photo. February 1945. Probably Wayne, Nebraska.
Barbara Claycomb’s Photo Album
My aunt, Barbara Claycomb Davis, kept a photo album packed with dozens of photos from the late 1930s to the mid-1940s. I decided to select photos to give you an idea of her life after high school through her years at business college in Chicago.
She was born in 1918 on a farm in Wayne,
Nebraska. After high school she went to the city for more schooling. The farm girl made the adjustment well and had many friends there.
Not all the photos were identified or dated, but it doesn’t seem to matter.
Oh, finally Chicago, big city life, roommates and friends from college.
And when the Chicago girls came to Wayne to visit, the farm entertained them.