It is that time of year for Graduation! I believe this is a photo from the 1950's or early 1960's. The only reason I say that is because one of the gals on the left has one of those collapsible Polaroid Land Cameras. I wore the same kind of blue/gray gown with the hat with the point in the front when I graduated from High School in 1969. The heavy old gowns were kept in the old Civil Defense Shelter in the basement of the High School..they smelled of mothballs. We had to be fitted for our gowns and then take them home to press them.
Seventeen kids..I wonder if this is the entire class or just a small group of friends.