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Saturday, 28 August 2010

Sepia Saturday; School photography;


Some where in this picture is my father. I do not know when this picture was taken. My guess is
1910 or a couple of years later. There are 27 boys and 23 girls. This is a small village school. I guess some are siblings. In my father's family were 4 children 2 boys and two girls. At this time families were still big, generally more then 4 children. Perhaps in this photo is his brother or sisters. His older sister Rosa was born 1898, my father 1903, his younger brother Franz Josef Erwin 1905 and his youngest sister 1908.


This is my school class of 1951. I am the second from left wearing a white blouse. We are 12 years old. The girls had to wear aprons.This is also a village school. There was discipline at school.
Mr. Caderas was a good and kind teacher.

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16 comments:

  1. I love all the crossed legs in the front row of that photo. :-)

    Norkio

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  2. I love in old group shots the way arms were so often crossed. I'm sure the photographer asked them to do this. Always makes people look stiff and a little angry. I have old photos of my grandfather in Scotland standing with a group doing this.

    And then how much more relaxed and realistic the 1951 shot except for the two boys on the ground. At least they're smiling.

    Fun shots.

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  3. All old school photographs do seem to share something in common. It is a sense of eagerness rather than pleasure : somehow a sense that life is ahead of them and waiting to be lived. Great photographs, I thoroughly enjoyed looking at them.

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  4. How wonderful that your have these photos. It is sometimes hard to pick out someone you have known unless it has been pointed out to you. I do have a couple of old ones like this.Was the apron a type of uniform or worn for utility reasons? History and culture are my favorite subjects and I so love to learn little tidbits about other countries. Thanks for you visit.
    QMM

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  5. great photos. i posted a class photo today too!

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  6. great class photos, alltaken outside. I don't have anything like this in my collections. I wondered about th eaprons too, to save the dresses from stains/soil and perhaps facilitate several days' wearing them, less laundry?

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  7. What tales all those children could tell...

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  8. Don't I love old school photographs! It is so fun to look at groups of children and notice clothing and hair styles. It's interesting that in the older photo all the children have their arms crossed. I suppose that was a good way to prevent poking and such. In the second photo, you and your school mates all look so happy. You didn't mention where these photos were taken....

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  9. Wonderful photos - each child would have a story to tell, I wonder how their lives played out. It's a pity you don't know which little boy is your father, if your aunts and uncles are in it too but so great to have this photo.

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  10. What great photos you have. Isn't it neat to go back in time for a bit?
    Wonder where everyone in your class is now?

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  11. The children in your father's photo all look angry with their arms crossed. Wonder why they posed in that particular way?

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  12. Yes, your Class looks very relaxed and happy. Pleasant days!

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  13. Hallo Titania

    Du meine Güte, waren das riesige Klassen zu Deines Vaters Zeiten!

    Du warst schon als Kind ein fröhliches Wesen, wie ich auf dem Bild erkennen kann. An die Schürzen erinnere ich mich auch noch, wenigstens im Kindergarten und in der ersten Klasse, dann war es glaubs vorbei.
    Liebe Grüsse
    Elfe

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  14. I love the 1910 picture, but life looks tough for those children. I can't help notice so many bare feet & a certain hint of sadness in some of their eyes! The the 1951 picture is such a contrast!

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  15. Mr. Caderas does look kind. Do you remember him very well?
    I'm very curious, too, about the aprons.

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