Friday, March 16, 2012

Sepia Saturday March 17

This week's Sepia Saturday theme is scouting, semaphores, groups of young men, etc. I don't have scouts or semaphores. I have today a photograph of a music class at a boy's school in the American Midwest.

This is from the archives of the University where I work.  In the interest of my personal privacy I am not going to divulge my source.  That sounds so secretive doesn't it.

This photo was taken between 1905 and 1912, according to the archives.  They are not playing music at the moment but are posing for their class picture.  I'm glad my University is preserving its heritage and digitizing much of it.

Happy Sepia Saturday!

Andrea

10 comments:

Wendy said...

A fine photo. Yes, good for your university to preserve such treasures.

Christine H. said...

It's just amazing to see young men so well dressed and sitting in such an orderly fashion. Wonderful photo.

Bob Scotney said...

The trousers worn by the boys in the front row are intriguing. They look like shorts with turn-ups above the knee.
Old groups like this are always interesting - especailly if you know people in them.

Postcardy said...

I didn't notice the knees on the pants until I read Bob's comment. Now I am wondering what type of pants they had and why they looked like that.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Knickerbockers with long socks? Intriguing is right.

barbara and nancy said...

It looks like collar fashions were going through some type of transition. Most of the boys look so comfortable in theirs. But a couple of guys are practically choking in those super high, stiff versions. Were they on their way in or out. I hope, out. Ouch!
Nancy

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Great photo, and, like you, I am glad that such photos are being preserved digitally. Now I am really wondering about your sources though!

Kathy M.

Little Nell said...

It really is important to preserve these old photos so well done to your university.

Tattered and Lost said...

Love the open hands on the knees. They take on a very strange almost insect appearance.

Alan Burnett said...

All praise the digitizers. Whilst they may not inherit the earth they will allow people to observe the progress of history.

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