Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Scotland, schools in Dundee, c1880

Cabinet photographs taken c1880 showing  boys and  girls schools  in Dundee. The photographers are D & W  Prophet of 23 High Street, and 59 Wellgate, Dundee. Each class of 21 children is accompanied by their form teacher. The boys look uncomfortable in their little semi-tailored  tweed and velvet suits (some strangely in a 'cavalier' style!)  with the stiff or huge white collars, and the girls look shy wearing their Sunday dresses with the added pinnies.

One wonders, where are they or their ancestors now?!

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