10/15/12

DECONSTRUCTING the class


Another school class photo to be deconstructed. Sadly, it has a large tear with tape on it, but still worth the pittance I paid for it.

Little girls with hair bows lined up in the back rows. I will say that this class had some of the most good looking boys in it that I've ever seen. Really stunning boys that must have had the young girls hearts a flutter.

No information on where this was taken.



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  1. Look at those bows!

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    1. Can you imagine the kid sitting behind them in class, unable to read the blackboard?

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  2. It is amazing how much more of the unique quality of each child becomes apparent when you single out the faces!

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    1. As a group the various personalities just sort of blur together. I like to think of these as the images their parents would have loved to have had instead of the group shot.

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  3. I've come though this backwards and am amazed at the effect you've achieved. Such beautiful faces take on unique emotions when the focus moves to the individual.

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    1. Thanks Mike! And I love all your accurate suggestions as to who each child was, how they fit into the whole.

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  4. I forgot these three!

    Miss Bossy,
    Miss Chatterbox,
    Mr. Fix-it

    I've seen several photo/art galleries that print photo images onto small canvas box squares and arrange them into a grid. This group of children would be perfect for that. And they are also a terrific representation of the mix of ethnic faces in early 20th century America. It's a photograph suitable for a Ken Burns documentary.

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    1. That would be fascinating to see them arranged like that in dimension with the ones each row back getting a little smaller. Interesting idea.

      This photo was a buck and nobody had bought it, I'm imagining because of the tape. I saw the faces and clothing and fell in love with them. One of the most interesting group of schoolchildren I've collected. More kids to come.

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