St. Andrew’s School, Middletown, Delaware, 1960

Wonder what these kids thought of Holden Caulfield?

St. Andrew’s is where “Dead Poet’s Society” was filmed. — CC

15 Comments on "St. Andrew’s School, Middletown, Delaware, 1960"

  1. Were the guys in white socks the cool guys or the geeks?

  2. Mark Russell | July 28, 2017 at 12:01 pm | Reply

    In 1960, they were still cool.

  3. Gibson Gardens | July 28, 2017 at 12:50 pm | Reply

    Delware.

    In the 1880s the age of consent was 7 years old, in Delaware.

    Perhaps that explains some of the expressions on those kids.

  4. Middletown, DE

  5. I rowed against those guys on Noxontown Pond (the on-campus lake) in the 80s, and nobody was: a) wearing white socks; or b) comparing themselves to Holden Caufield. They were mostly getting high.

  6. I love the Standard Poodle in the photo.

  7. I wonder what they did to the guy in the middle who couldn’t prevent himself from smıling.

  8. Vern Trotter | July 29, 2017 at 12:51 am | Reply

    White athletic socks usually meant they were jocks.

  9. They all know how to tie a four-in-hand. I suppose it’s like riding a bike. Among tricycles.

  10. What did they think of Holden? “Loser”.

  11. You can smell the bay rum. Probably the inexpensive Clubman stuff, but still.

    Guessing the guy in the middle paid for it. I remember what we thought of guys who smiled (and laughed) too much.

    Funny/ironic that the schools that nowadays harken back to this sort of WASPy, clean-cut, reserved seriousness are likely Jesuit.

  12. They WORE socks.

    I also think they would have thought H Caulfield a loser.

    Will

  13. My girlfriend’s old school! A beautiful place.

  14. Michael West | June 1, 2018 at 4:44 pm | Reply

    Upper left corner, back row: older brother Samuel J West. He played baseball and football, including 1960 DFRC Blue & Gold charity football game. #76. Killed by hit-and-run driver in July 1961. Not showing in picture: Bass Weejuns. Retake! St. Andrew’s kids more sophisticated than those of us who went to Kent in CT.

  15. Michael West | June 1, 2018 at 4:53 pm | Reply

    Bay Rum? It was Old Spice and the loud, sweet Aqua Velva.

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