Dr. Herman P. Mantell
Dr. Mantell was the principal of PS 87 in the 1950s, when the school moved from the old building to its current location on West 78th St.
(Photo provided by Tom Mela)
PS 87, Class of 1928 (Courtesy of Matt Miller)
Class photo from 1928 of an all-boys class. Note the sashes of office worn by some students. As an alumnus explains: "The school was run like a city, with a mayor, judges, district attorneys and public defenders. It also included a commissioner of safety, fire and other city like departments. The students totally ran the administration of justice at the school with the supervision of the teachers." (See "anecdotes section, 1934")
(Photo provided by Matt Miller)
Class Photos from the 50's and 60's - connect to PDF
PS 87 Class 1-202 (1972)