Boys High School graduates, 1934

Look at these kids, graduating high school in January, 1934 (city schools used to do that; they had January graduates as well as June grads). Most headed to college, then they may have gone off to war. What did they make of their lives? Guess we’ll never know.

Boys High School is now Boys & Girls High School on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

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7 Responses to “Boys High School graduates, 1934”

  1. LOUIS ROGERS Says:

    ATTENDED FROM 1961 -1964. MY FATHER AND UNCLE ATTENDED IN THE LATE 30’S AND IS THE REASON I ATTENDED, WHEREAS MOST OF MY JUNIOR HIGH CLASS MATES WENT TO FRANKLIN K. LANES, CLARA BARTON, PROSPECT HIDGHT, BROOKLYN TECH, ETC.

    THEN THE SCHOOL WAS ON MARCY AVENUE.

    I REMEMBER THE SCHOOL FLOORS AND HALLWAYS, LINED WITH TROPHY CABINETS AND TROPHYS.

    WHAT EVER HAPPENNED TO ALL THOSE TROPHIES. MOSTLY ALL THE CLASSMATES I ATTENDED WITH ARE DECEASED. VIETNAM AND THE ECONOMIC TIMES OF 70’S, WIPED OUT MY CLASS

  2. oldeastsidr Says:

    Bruno Bevevino — almost positive that this is him (photo resemblance) — killed in action in Korea (was also a veteran of WW II). http://www.koreanwar.org/html/korean_war_project_remembrance.html

  3. wildnewyork Says:

    Thanks for writing. There’s another Bruno Bevivino; according to his 1987 obituary in the Boston Globe, he was born in Brooklyn. But he died at 72 and would have been too old to graduate high school in 1934. A relative, perhaps.

  4. bill bevevino Says:

    My uncle was Bruno Bevevino he died a POW in the Korean War he was Troy Ny

  5. Mike Thaler Says:

    My father (and uncle) went to Boys High in the 1920’s. At that time, a majority of the school came from Yiddish speaking families. Graduates of Boys High raved about the school more than college alumni do about their alma matter. Many famous people from that era are alumni.
    I was at a baseball game at Dodger Stadium in LA in about 1965 and on the message board appeared a message “any alumni from Boys High in Brooklyn are asked to call xxxx”. I called the number a couple days later (a lawyer’s office who was a graduate) and the poor secy. said she had already recvd. over 100 calls! I gave them my fathers name and address. For many years there was a “formal” alumni news letter sent out to hundreds of alumni, maybe more.
    Of course those old alumni have now gone to their great reward.
    I would like to hear from any children of alumni from that period. Of course we are now among the “aged” ourselves. I’ll be notified if someone responds here..

  6. JOHN RAFALOWITZ Says:

    I GRADUATED IN FEBRUARY 1942. WHEN I GRADUATED FROM P.S. 49 IN 1939, THERE WAS SUCH A DEMAND FOR BOYS HIGH THAT MY FIRST YEAR WAS SPENT AT AN ANNEX ON BOERUM ST. MY SECOND YEAR WAS SPENT IN THE AFTRNOON SESSION AT THE MAIN BUILDING ON MARCY AVE. FINALLY IN MY SENIOR YEAR I WAS ABLE TO ATTEND THE MORNING SESSION.
    IN THAT ERA OUR BASKETBALL AND TRACK TEAMS WERE AMONG THE BEST IN THE CITY. OUR FOOTBALL TEAMS WERE PRETTY GOOD TOO. SOME OF OUR ATHLETES PLAYED ON COLLEGE VARSITIES AS WELL AS THE NBA AND NFL.
    I SERVED IN THE MARINE CORPS FROM 1943-1946 AND NOW LIVE THE GOOD LIFE IN NEW JERSEY

    • Russ Rizzo Says:

      John, My Dad also graduated from Boys High in 1942 and then joined the Maines. His name was Sal Rizzo, did you know him?

      Son

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