"Chianese, Laurenti, Ricci, Gervasio......" There are many very familiar family names in the St. Joachim class of 1937. Back in the early years from the teens through the 1950's, the Trenton Times was noted for their wonderful photo spreads showing the graduating classes from schools all over their circulation area. The above photo is one of those pristine examples; preserved here for posterity.
A NOTE FROM TOM:
Some computer graphics present a challenge. Many of the class photos in my collection were rolled up and very long in physical size. In order to bring the best possible recognizable facial image to the screen, a bit of Photoshopping is required. On the other hand, the above image is a proverbial "piece of cake.' The original offset photo image from the Trenton Times allows for digital enhancement that allows the viewer to see his or her relative in one high definition scan. On the other hand, those very long rolled up class photos with 70 to 100 people in the photo usually call for a dual scan. Half the class from the left, the other half from the right, resulting in two images.