José Velez’s 3rd Grade Class Portrait, 1959

Sepia-tone class photo of 27 young students of various skin tones in formal wear. Jose Velez is in the first row, third from the right.

José Velez’s 3rd Grade Class Portrait, 1959

Check out who was in José Velez’s 3rd grade class in the Lower East Side of New York City in 1959.

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