Picture Day, Circa 1927 - Wordless Wednesday
(Digital Image. Privately Held By Cynthia Shenette; Text Copyright (c) 2012 Cynthia Shenette) Class pictures have been a "rite of spring" for decades. My mom is the first little girl on the left in the second row. I don't know how old she is in this photo, but my guess is about six which would make her in first grade. I believe the photo was taken at the Malvern Road School in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Look at the size of the class. Thirty-three pupils! Wow! I bet that teacher had her hands full! I love the expressions on the children's faces and especially love the ties on some of the little boys. As the mother of a boy I know the challenges of getting a boy dressed and out the door looking tidy. I swear he steps out the door and looks like a disheveled mess before he hits the stairs. I suspect moms for decades have been saying, "Couldn't you straighten your tie and tuck in your shirt before they took the picture?"
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