U.S. School Clothes: Carter School, Buena Vista, Indiana


Figure 1.-The Carter School was an public elementary (primary) school. The school was located in the Buena Vista Community of Indian Creek Township, in South Central Indiana (1930). Here we see the 3rd grade class at the Carter School.

The Carter School was an public elementary (primary) school. The school was located in the Buena Vista Community of Indian Creek Township, in South Central Indiana (1930). Here we see the 3rd grade class at the Carter School. The 3rd grade means most of the children were 8 years old, some may have turned 9 years. Most of the boys were knickers with patterned knee socks, but one boy in the center wears beige long stockings with his knickers. Some mothers preferred long stockings to knee socks for their son's knickers because the knee socks tended to fall down whereas the long stockings would stay up neatly if worn with hose supporters. Another boy wears bib overalls. Two of the boys wear single breasted suits, one with Norfolk styling, while the boy with beige stockings wears a cardigan sweater. All the boys except the one in overalls wear dress shirts with neckties, either four-in-hand ties or bow ties. The girls wear dresses. One of the girls at the right wears beige long stockings rolled own below her knees. These middle class children look as though they had been instructed to dress nicely for their class photograph.











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