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Behind the T-shirt: Erasmus Hall High School

i found this soft, thin 80’s t-shirt last week from the Erasmus Hall High School Bicentennial celebration.

The wikipedia tells me it closed in 1994, but for 207 years was a high school in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.

Some notable alumni/attendees include: Neil Diamond, Joseph Barbera (Hanna Barbera), Billy Cunningham, Al Davis, Clive Davis, Bobby Fischer, Jim Florio, Samuel LeFrak, Gabe Kaplan from Welcome Back Kotter, Barbra Streisand, and Mae West, among dozens.

Here’s former EHHS Dutchman Neil Diamond modeling the shirt.