U.S. School Clothes: Individual Northern School (about 1890)


Figure 1.-- Here we see a group in front of their sizeable school building. We have no information as to where the photograph was taken, but as it must have been in the North as it was an integrated class. Notice that there is only one black child. Until the World war I era, blacks largely lived in the rural south. The childreall look to be about the same age. We would guess about 11 years old. This means that this was only one class at the school, confirming that it wa a sizeable school. It is undated, but the estimate of the dealer is 1890s. That seems reasonable, but we might guess the early-90s or even late-80s.

Here we see a group in front of their sizeable school building. We have no information as to where the photograph was taken, but as it must have been in the North as it was an integrated class. Notice that there is only one black child. Until the World war I era, blacks largely lived in the rural south. The childreall look to be about the same age. We would guess about 11 years old. This means that this was only one class at the school, cvonfirming that it wa a sizeable school. It is undated, but the estimate of the dealer is 1890s. That seems reasonable, but we might guess the early-90s or even late-80s. If it had been the mid- or late-890s the children wouild hasve been wearing mostly black long stockings. The children wear a variety of clothes, Many of the boys wear suits, but the jacket styles varied. Collar-buttoning jackets were popular, but we also see lapel jackets. Several boys wear blouses without jackets. Two of the boys have floppy bows, one rather large. The boys all wear long stockinghs, they look to be different colors. The girls all wear dressess done in many different styles. Several girls have white collars whoch look to be lace collars. Ruffles on the skirt seems stylish. The girls like the boys also wear long stockings, although one girl seems to have striped knee socks. Several girls have their hair pulled back so if we can not see aq dress, it is hard to tell the boys from girls.






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