Alva Day took this odd class portrait in December 1938.  At first glance I assumed each student had a sack lunch, but those bags look awfully full for a sandwich and apple.  Also, the image has a 3:40 PM time stamp, so it’s a bit late for lunch.  The sacks seem to have come from a box labeled “Closset and Devers Golden West Coffee.” The coffee comes nine 2 lb. jars to the box, and it doesn’t look like there are jars in those sacks.  Any guesses?  Whatever is going on, it’s a charming portrait.

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