Benjamin Franklin High School Yearbook

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Benjamin Franklin High School Yearbook

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Franklin HS Yearbook




A page from the Benjamin Franklin High School Yearbook in Rochester, New York, in 1940. The page contains images of the students with their names, home addresses, and clubs and organizations they participated in.

A notable student listed is Richard H. Vaisey (1924-1996). Born on October 18, 1924, in Rochester, New York, Vaisey completed three years of high school before enlisting in the United States Army at the age of eighteen in November 1942. Vaisey served on a mortar squadron in the Southwest Pacific Ocean during World War II. He was discharged on January 11, 1946, and returned home to Rochester, where he worked as a lineman for Rochester Gas and Electric. He retired to Venice, Florida, where he passed away on December 28, 1996. He is memorialized at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


Digital reproduction of original yearbook page.

Date Created

ca. 1940




755 KB


1 yearbook page




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Benjamin Franklin High School, Rochester, New York

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History Teacher


Originally created and published by Benjamin Franklin High School.

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Norris, Harper
Connolly, Lehman
Cravero, Geoffrey

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External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017.




Benjamin Franklin High School. “Benjamin Franklin High School Yearbook.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed December 6, 2022,



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