33 Lovely Photos Show What the First Day of School Looked Like in the Past Century

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While the outfits, books, bags and hairstyles may have changed, the excitement surrounding going back to school, making new friends and learning new things seems timeless.

Take a look at these lovely photos from HuffPost to see how the first day of school has changed from the past century.

A young boy and girl on the way to school for the start of a new term in the 1920s

A girl’s first day of school in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, circa 1921

Japanese children in traditional garb start school in California in 1927

A 5-year-old girl shows off her books after her first day of kindergarten, circa 1929

A mother takes her daughter by the hand as they head to school in the late 1920s or early 1930s

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