On the back of this photograph is a handwritten note:
Friends of Doris Dinwiddie at St. Terresa [sic] Academia (Early graduates of)
I searched online for St. Teresa Academia, but was stumped because there were too many possibilities. So I looked on Ancestry and found family trees containing Doris Cecil Dinwiddie Crawford (1893-1968). A photo of her also appeared on a blog in 2016. Fortuitously, on the back of that photo is a note that she attended St. Teresa’s Academy in Boise, Idaho, and graduated with honors at age 18. Since she turned 18 in 1911, that provides a possible year for the photo of her two friends above. Of course, they could be a year or two older or younger, so the date is approximate.
St. Teresa’s Academy was founded by nuns in 1890 as a Catholic high school for girls. Boys were integrated in 1933 and the school closed in 1964.
Maybe someone will find this post and recognize one of these young women in their lovely graduation dresses.