Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience. --George Washington On February 21, 1906, an unknown photographer created this time capsule of the inside of a fifth-grade classroom. The photo is mounted on a card, on the back of which is a note: "Leighton's First School, Bellefontaine, O." ... Continue Reading →
I'm guessing about the relationships between the sitters in the previous post and this one. Do you think the baby in the portrait above looks like the one below? I think this may be the same child, a little older: In the decades after the Civil War, it was common for wealthy and... Continue Reading →
I found this photograph at an antiques shop in Massachusetts. The owner had written "Thomaston, Maine, 1912" on a note accompanying the photo, but the card itself has no information on it.
This professional photograph was taken at Camp Savitz, a retreat owned by Glassboro Normal School in Glassboro, New Jersey. A stamp on the back says "Harvey W. Porch, Photographer, Bridgeton, New Jersey." A young woman at the front is holding a copy of The Oak, the school yearbook. The cover of The Oak changed every... Continue Reading →