U.S. School Clothes: Farmington School (Connecticut)


Figure 1.-- Here is another photograph from Farmington School. We know that this cabinet card portrait was taken of a group at the Farmington School in 1926. We are not sure, however, just what Farmington we are talking about. There was more than one at various locations in the United States. We think it may be the Farmington School in Connecticut, but we are not sure. It is preumably a class group, but a rather small class, only 20 children. It is a mounted gelatin silver nitarte print 8.75 x 7.25. The class is mostly boys. Two girls in the front hold part of a card tht says "Fifth c 1926". That not only tells us when the portrait was taken, but that the children were 5th graders.

Here is another photograph from Farmington School. We know that this cabinet card portrait was taken of a group at the Farmington School in 1926. We are not sure, however, just what Farmington we are talking about. There was more than one at various locations in the United States. We think it may be the Farmington School in Connecticut, but we are not sure. It is preumably a class group, but a rather small class, only 20 children. It is a mounted gelatin silver nitarte print 8.75 x 7.25. The class is mostly boys. Two girls in the front hold part of a card tht says "Fifth c 1926". That not only tells us when the portrait was taken, but that the children were 5th graders. That means that the children werw 10-11 years old. Some of the children have very comical expressions and amusing features as often they will do in school photos without someone there to help keep things in order. Note the protruding ears on the boy in the front row far left white shirt, and the wild hairdo on the boy in the second row third from the right in the dark button up plaid shirt. Notice how even the boys without ties button their collars. On the Verso is written: "Farmington, Harold Bensteelis Picture". The boys all wear knickers and long stockings. The boys are variously dressed. One boy is very neatly dressed ina suit. Many boys just wear shirts. A reader writes, "I am surprised that so many boys are in one class. Also note that five of the boys wear ties. The rest have open collars Farmington at that time would have been mostly rural. I know Farmington Connecticut so it is interesting to see the boys. I suspect only the ones with ties had parents who either knew or remembered class photos were being taken that day."










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