“Maud’s Family”

This 1909 school portrait came from the same small Maine album that "Two Good Friends" did in the previous post.  Both titles are written in the album. Click on the images below to enlarge them.    

Open air school, Topeka

"The forty children of the open air school--where underweight children are brought up to normal--in their polar suits which are worn when the temperature is low.  The windows are never closed.  The observation of health rules becomes a pleasure under the direction of Mrs. Mary Hoover, supervisor, and Miss Emily Rogler and Miss Vivian Peabody,... Continue Reading →

Carnaval 1926

This postcard is inscribed "1926 Carnaval. LIX" lower right.  The reverse is a standard back with no additional information.  I'd love to know something about the people in this remarkable portrait!

Two childhood memories

I was told that the two postcards above and below came from Gratz, Pennsylvania.  The little girl above also appears in the large group below (scroll down for close-ups). She's seated next to a woman who looks like her mother.  She's smiling in both pictures, and it's nice to imagine that her childhood might have... Continue Reading →

This cabinet card came from the area around Ithaca, New York, but could have originated elsewhere.  The children appear to be a few years apart in age, with the oldest standing at the back.  Two young women appear slightly older and might be teachers.  They sit in the middle row with a little girl between... Continue Reading →

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