Hands On

Vocational high school is no vacation. Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School students in Baltimore, Maryland learn everything hands on. Gettin’ their hands dirty—wiring machinery, brick laying, sign painting, kneading bread, and perming hair. After school the students like to chill hillside proudly sporting MERVO letterman jackets. So cool.

Photographs by Al Fenn, April 1954
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