Again, you have outdone yourselves presenting a very interesting and varied group of photographs depicting you, your friends, ancestors and their "School Days."
Let's open the cover of this edition of Smile For The Camera's album of "School Days." It is September after all.
Lorine McGinnis Schulze always has wonderful photographs and she doesn't disappoint in Lambton Park Toronto School Photo 1919 posted at Olive Tree Genealogy Blog. "Gangs of New York comes to Toronto Canada! 1919 class photo of my mother's cousin Doris Simpson with her schoolmates." I think many of our ancestor belonged to this gang.
Readin? and ?riting and ?rithmetic posted at All My Branches Genealogy. "School signals the end of summer, beginning of football season, the changing of the weather, the time to curl up with a hot mug of hot cocoa and a good book, and a reason to start making my chili!" What would our ancestors say if they knew we were posting their report cards for the whole world to see?
Linda Hughes Hiser introduces us to three life long friends that's friendship began in elementary school, in her ticket to Smile for the Camera, 17th Edition "School Days" posted at Flipside." There was a time when this country was less mobile than today. You could form a friendship in the first grade that lasted a lifetime. Is it possible now?
Carol presents Smile for the Camera, 17th Edition, 4 Generations of School Photos posted at Reflections From the Fence. A beautiful generational family album of school photographs. Great job, Carol! (I love the title of Carol's blog. I can see my Grandmother hanging on the fence.)
Sheri Fenley's ticket to Smile is a 1908 class photograph titled School Days in Kansas posted at The Educated Genealogist. What makes Sheri's photograph so interesting is that it is a postally unused postcard. Many amateur photographs during this time were made into postcards. Sometimes school districts or teachers used this as a remembrance for the students.
Desperately Seeking Surnames (love the name!) counts the ways a child grows in Bittersweet Journey of a Child's School Days. From the photographs that tell the story, to the the numbers. Jenna, you've got you ticket!
Lost Family Treasures would like to post her old school photographs, but they're in Idaho and she's in Florida. She does have one, though, and it's a treasure. Thanks to her kindergarten teacher we get a look at Leslie Ann on her last day of kindergarten in Smile For The Camera - School Days. Having even one "School Days" photograph is a good thing.
Greta Koehl presents Smile for the Camera: School Days posted at Greta's Genealogy Bog. From my mother's old photo albums and through the generosity of a couple of cousins who shared pictures with me, I have been able to find photographs showing the old building of the school attended by some of my mother's siblings, a couple of her sisters from their high school days, and a picture of one of the teachers there who married one of her brothers."
John Newmark's Smile for the Camera: School Days posted at TransylvanianDutch is a real winner. John, I too am amazed at what your maternal grandparents, Martin and Myrtle (Van Every) Deutsch saved. This was a truly beautiful post filled with photographs and ephemera. I really enjoyed your submission.
The word prompt for the 18th Edition of Smile For The Camera is "Travel." Planes, trains and automobiles. Horses, mules, carts, and wagons. Bikes or on foot. Show us your family and how they traveled. This is going to be a good one, I feel it in my luggage. Admission is free with every photograph!
Your submission may include as many or as few words as you feel are necessary to describe your treasured photograph. Those words may be in the form of an expressive comment, a quote, a journal entry, a poem (your own or a favorite), a scrapbook page, or a heartfelt article. The choice is yours!
And speaking of traveling, there will be no Smile in October, the Travel prompt for Smile will be due 10 November. I am traveling to Montana for my son's wedding and then I'm off to Yellowstone, Deadwood, Mount Rushmore, Glacier, and back home. How many antiques stores do you think there are on this trip?
10 November 2009
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