Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Pembroke Year

June's mother, her brother Teddy, June,
and her father celebrating her
high school graduation.
Filling in with some background information during a letter-writing hiatus from October 6 to November 9, 1949, as June recuperates at the hospital from a ruptured appendix…

June did well in high school, receiving particular praise for her artistic ability.  She graduated in 1947 and was accepted at Pembroke College, the women’s college associated with Brown University (where her father had attended), a prestigious Ivy League college located in Rhode Island.

June attended Pembroke for one year.  Somewhere around this time, she was briefly engaged.  At the end of her year at Pembroke, she applied to – and was accepted at – the Traphagen School of Fashion in New York City.  She had decided to become a fashion illustrator.

Postcard of Brown University, circa 1947.

(On Monday, Art joins the Navy…)

Countdown:  Correspondence resumes in 16 days.

© 2010 Lee Price

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