The Masonville school appears to be a small one-room school in upsate New York. Here we have two photographs, although the images look quite different even though they only are identified as being taken at about the same time. Note that many of the boys are wearing knickers. American school portraits taken in the 1900s show boys mostly wearing kneepants.
We have one image taken some time in the 1910-11 school year. Unfortunately it is a little difficult figuring out just what the children are wearing in this shot. The photograph is identified as being taken during the 1910-11 school year. One interesting observation from these early 20th century New York school images is that even though they are taken at a rural school, none of the boys are wearuing overalls.
The photograph we have for 1913 is not high quality but appears to show the boys
mostly wearing knickers (figure 1). One boy appears to be wearing an out grown tunic suit. Several of the boys are clearing wearing knickers. Some may be wearing kneepants, but it is a liitle difficult to tell. Notice two girls wearing white pinafores. The class looks a little different from the 1910-11 class and we are not possitive about the image identification.
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