Saturday, February 1, 2014

Sepia Saturday: Ready for school


Suitcases or travel is the theme this week over at Sepia Saturday. Well, I can't find a family photo featuring a suit case but I have found a couple with another type of case. It's a school case. I used to have one of these in the 1950s but these photos are from a generation earlier.

Lena Alford ready for school c1930.
Lena (left) and Mary Alford ready for high school.

12 comments:

  1. I had a school bag in the 1950s but these look like real brief cases, much sturdier than my plaid, cloth school bag.

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  2. Oh this is just perfect, great photos.

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  3. I love those leather school bags. They must have lasted for years.. so much nicer than the school backpacks.

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  4. Neat pictures! I really pity the kids attending school now-a-days with those generally heavy backpacks on their backs. Doctors have begun to warn parents about the negatives of carrying such heavy things like that at such young ages.

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  5. Oh, you reminded me - isn't that always the Sepia Saturday way? - of a photo in my collection - me going off to my first day of school - with a little suitcase! Oh well, another SS time.

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  6. My first visit to your blog & glad I stopped by. Love the title, "Backtracking'! The school bags are great. My children grumbled but I always took those first day of school pictures, complete with lunch boxes & back packs. Maybe in the future they will be glad I did.

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  7. Somewhere we have a leather music case that belonged to my wife when she was at school.

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  8. I had a little suitcase like that! Perfect pictures to match the theme.

    I'm not sure whether you're aware that you are still using Word Verification. I know you had some problems at one time but perhaps you could have a go without it for a while and see how it goes. Most of us have blocked anonymous comments and use comment moderation; seems to work.

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  9. These old photos always look as though they had come straight out of one of my albums. Lena looks as though she is full of confidence but Mary looks a bit shy.

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  10. Whe3n I was at school I had one of those leather satchels (which seem to have come back into fashion). I can still smell - and possibly taste - the thick leather, all those years on. See what memories you have brought to the surface!

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  11. I never had a school bag. We did have pencil boxes, though. I remember how much fun it was to fill the box up with pencils, paper, erasers, etc. when school started for the year.
    Nancy
    Ladies of the Grove

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  12. You bring back memories! My first little book bag was navy plaid. I got a new one each year, at least through elementary school.

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Lorraine