Title: 56 Cardinal
Genre: School Yearbook
Format: Hardcover with padded binding.
Provenance: Inscribed with many greetings from classmates to a graduating senior girl; also contains newspaper clipping and program from a 1984 funeral of a fellow Senior, and a black-and-white photo of classmates on a funicular railway car.
Principal's Dedication: "Another milestone leading toward success has brought its privileges and opportunities. One among the many has been the dedication of a wonderful school, dedicated to the unfinished task of education which American parents have offered and will continue to offer their children. I sincerely hope your continued journey will be filled with joys and successes, and the chasms you cross so bridged that the youth who follow will have fewer causes to stumble." — Mr. Julian W. Caton
Notes: Yearbook from the 1956 class of Eunice Public School in Eunice, New Mexico serves as a fascinating artifact of 1950s teenage life. This particular copy belonged to an apparently popular graduating senior, with just about every available space filled up with admiring handwritten dedications.