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1950 yearbook photo - found on ebay

Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:06 am

Don't think I've seen this one here yet. Found it on ebay.

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Re: 1950 yearbook photo - found on ebay

Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:42 am

Neat find. Was this the eBay link?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ELVIS-PRESLEY-1950-SCHOOL-YEARBOOK-FRESHMAN-YEAR-RARE-/380360595632

The winning bid on 8-15-2011 was $1,910.00.

Too bad the scans are so poor. You missed another with Elvis, from the library.


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Humes High School, Library Crew (1950)
Elvis is in back row, far right.


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Humes High School, Members of Certification Classs [sic] (1950)
Elvis is is the middle row, sixth from left.
"Members of Certification" were students gearing towards a particular industry after graduation.
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Re: 1950 yearbook photo - found on ebay

Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:15 pm

Are you sure this is not from his freshman year (1949-1950)? The photo appears in the 1950 yearbook in various places.

Re: 1950 yearbook photo - found on ebay

Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:05 am

ElvisAronPresley1935 wrote:Are you sure this is not from his freshman year (1949-1950)? The photo appears in the 1950 yearbook in various places.


Did some more research, turns out that eBay listing mixed up similar covers from 1950 and 1951. The above are from Elvis' freshman year at Humes, I've updated that old reply.

And I found some better scans:


500000_Humes Herald 01.JPG

500000_Humes Herald 02.JPG

500000_Humes Herald 03.JPG

500000_Humes Herald 04.JPG

500000_Humes Herald 04a.JPG



See also bripet56's excellent topic:

The Herald, Humes High School Yearbooks
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=72050
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Re: 1950 yearbook photo - found on ebay

Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:46 am

So all these pictures are from his freshman year? If so this is Elvis at 14 or 15. Is there anyway of knowing when exactly these pictures were taken? And on a side note, the shirt Elvis is wearing in the Library is the same one in the Member of Certification class picture.
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Re: 1950 yearbook photo - found on ebay

Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:52 am

ElvisAronPresley1935 wrote:So all these pictures are from his freshman year?


If they appear in the 1950 Humes Herald, this means they are from Elvis' freshman year, yes.

Re: 1950 yearbook photo - found on ebay

Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:05 am

thanks doc! On a side note, the shirt Elvis is wearing in the Library is the same one in the Members of Certification class picture.

Re: 1950 yearbook photo - found on ebay

Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:11 am

ElvisAronPresley1935 wrote:thanks doc! On a side note, the shirt Elvis is wearing in the Library is the same one in the Members of Certification class picture.


The fellow to his left, Val Crotts, is also wearing the same clothing, which strongly indicates these photos were taken the same day.

Re: 1950 yearbook photo - found on ebay

Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:16 am

You got a sharp eye Doc! Never would have seen that! Do you recognise someone else that appears in both pictures?

Re: 1950 yearbook photo - found on ebay

Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:17 am

ElvisAronPresley1935 wrote:You got a sharp eye Doc! Never would have seen that! Do you recognise someone else that appears in both pictures?


There are several students seen in both photos. Elvis didn't go to high school in a bubble.

Re: 1950 yearbook photo - found on ebay

Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:19 am

Hahahaha of course not! Elvis was pretty tall for a 15 year old, especially if you compare him to fellow classmate Val Crotts.

Re: 1950 yearbook photo - found on ebay

Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:56 am

ElvisAronPresley1935 wrote:Hahahaha of course not! Elvis was pretty tall for a 15 year old, especially if you compare him to fellow classmate Val Crotts.


More likely is Val was a bit short. There are three other boys in that back row who appear to be the same height as Elvis.

Re: 1950 yearbook photo - found on ebay

Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:05 am

Lena Langley Cutrer: I had study hall with Elvis and a couple of his friends. They towered over most of the other kids., but then I was only five feet tall, so everybody looked taller than me. He was very shy. We had English together in our senior year. I remember we acted out a Shakespearean play "Julius Caesar", I think. Elvis was assigned the biggest part because of his deep, rich voice.

I guess Elvis was always known for his voice even in high school.