By the s, signatures had begun to shorten in length.
In Chicago and other Midwestern towns, students signed by their photos, leaving no notes or best wishes. This trend lasted until about Students of the time could have put thrift over memory.
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Symphorosa School in Chicago:. Ingenuity in signature layout started appearing as well, with one squiggly line of text running all around a page and surrounding other notes, or a signature masquerading as math:.
- Helena:Unwavering Courage!
- Activities / Yearbook.
- EMAIL NEWSLETTER!
These clever acronyms were just a warm-up for the swarm that arrived in the s and stayed for good. Yearbook signatures in the early s were an exercise in technology. In and , email addresses and pager numbers joined the ranks, followed by screen names, text speak, and Facebook references in The most recent yearbooks seem to have dispensed with much of the silliness from previous decades, instead morphing into something more personal: longer, meaningful letters to let friends know the person signing truly cares.
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