Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Unidentified Schoolchildren and Teacher

2016-2-16. EvaT001
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Image courtesy of Eldon Harms.


This photograph is a mystery. There are no notes on the original to tell us where or when it was taken. We can guess that these are all the pupils of a school, and to judge by the way the instructor (at right) is dressed, the school is Catholic.

Two of the little boys seated in the front row are holding up slates, but if any identifying information was written on them, it is illegible, and stays illegible no matter how much I tinker with the light, dark, and contrast in the image.

The photo comes from the collection of Eva Thompson. I do not know what religion or denomination she and her family belonged to.

1 comment:

LLoyd Puchek said...

I'm guessing at the age of this photo being about 1916 -1918, being the fact I am a former Roman Catholic and priests were wearing that type of attire then. With that type of hat. Priests were still wearing this type attire in the year 1959 when I started grade school. I attended Parochial School.