Whatever became of the graduates of James Madison High School that year?
Born around 1909, they were little kids when the U.S. entered World War I and in their early 30s when World War II broke out.
Based on a copy of their class book, most were Jewish and headed to good schools: New York University, City College, Cornell, and Columbia. That includes many of the girls too. (Ruth Bader Ginsburg was in the class of ’51.)
They came to from a wide swatch of Brooklyn, from as far away as Park Slope and Sea Gate. James Madison, near Kings Highway, was only a few years old in 1927; nearby high schools like Midwood and Lincoln hadn’t been built yet.
None of the four students in this yearbook photo could be tracked via a Google search. If still alive, they’d be about 101 years old.