~ Vintage Images from the Early Twentieth Century of the Polish Immigrant Community of Worcester, Massachusetts ~

Monday, May 21, 2012

Pomp and Circumstance (Mystery Photo #10) - Mystery Monday

(Digital Image. Photograph Privately Held By Cynthia Shenette. Text Copyright (c) 2012 Cynthia Shenette) I bet his parents were proud of him, whoever they were.  I have no idea who this handsome young man is, but once again I suspect that both he and his parents were members of the Polish immigrant community of Worcester, MA.  There is no identifying information on the photograph.  The graduate looks so young my guess is the photo was taken to commemorate a high school graduation, but I'm not certain.  If it is a high school photo then he probably graduated from a high school in Worcester.

If you recognize this young man I'd love to hear from you...


  1. Hi Cynthia,

    Did you figure out what year this picture was taken? I have a few Worcester, MA yearbooks from Commerce HS. Will look through and see if I have a match.

    1. Yvette - I haven't yet. Thank you for taking the time to look through the yearbooks! I don't know for certain, but my guess is the photo was probably taken sometime in the late 1910s through the early 1930s. My mom graduated from Commerce, but I don't remember seeing seniors in graduation gowns during the 1940s. Maybe they were in some of the earlier yearbooks. Also, you made me think, maybe senior photos with gowns were more typical of one of the other high schools in the city. I'll have to check them out. Thank you for your comment!