Photographs, vintage postcards and other ephemera


Saturday, 2 February 2013

Lads in caps

Sepia Saturday has several possible themes this week; I've chosen lads wearing caps.
The arrow points to my dad - he's on a school trip to Carlton Towers, the Duke of Norfolk's Victorian gothic country house between Goole and Selby. The date of the photograph is some time during the early 1920s. In those days most males, regardless of age, wore headgear of some sort although I can see a couple of chaps at the back who are bareheaded. It's a tiny photograph (66mm x 50mm) and rather battered; I'm surprised you can make out so much detail.

More lads, bikes and other offerings over at Sepia Saturday...

15 comments:

Mike Burnett said...

The smiley face of your Dad leads to believe that he know that arrow is above hie head.

Great picture

Bob Scotney said...

Battered maybe, but priceless nevertheless.

Postcardy said...

What would Sepia Saturday be without lads in caps!

Peter said...

Did you see the teacher? Now I know where Adolf H. got the idea for his mustache! Or is it the shadow of his nose?
Despite it being battered I'm sure you're glad to still have it.

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

Great photo. The boys in their hats look so...well, boyish.

Wendy said...

It's fun to see where people went on school trips in different countries, different time periods.

Howard said...

Lovely picture. It's great you can get so much detail out of such a tiny image. Your dad seems very pleased with himself!

Mike Brubaker said...

Your dad seems to like the photographer's joke! The photo really captures a very animated group that look like they rarely stood still for a second. Interesting too that the camera perspective is low. Perhaps a twin lens reflex or a box camera with the viewfinder held at waist level.

Karen S. said...

Absolutely cool cap photo- and your dad looks very happy!

Boobook said...

Not only caps, jackets and ties as well. It's a fantastic photo - I clicked on it to see more detail. Amazing.

Brett Payne said...

The size and relatively poor framing of the shot suggests to me that it was taken by an amateur. Given the excellent detail, I suspect he used a tripod! An excellent share for Sepia Saturday, thank you.

Alan Burnett said...

A fine photograph. And surprisingly enough I have never heard of Carlton Towers before, even though it is not that far away from where I live. I think I must plan a visit, it looks intriguing.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

He's so happy! What a great old picture.

Kathy M.

barbara and nancy said...

What a fun photo. The group looks like they were told "be sure to wear your uniforms and look your best" because they all do. The teacher's hat is very jaunty.
Nancy

Joan said...

To me,those tattered and torn photos seem to say I SURVIVED. Glad this photo survived.