Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sepia Saturday 103 : 3 December 2011


                Welcome, this week Alan offers a stylish and most picture perfect nurse (from Richmond Virginia) on her way to administer, well something...... I will stay slightly afloat with his theme, by bringing as near perfect human nature (as his nurse displays)  with honest to goodness children of several ages (even college) most without hats, but all the same
       perfect in their own special way!

   These two charming young classmates, (she appears like she's waiting for her shot from a nurse) but together they are examining, bees!

Anybody else think her hair style is very much like Shirley Temple?  Photo is from 1940, at Calhoun School learning first hand how to make honey.  This glass Bee case came to them on loan from the University of Minnesota for them to put in a window for study.   This allowed the bees access to the hive from the outside and students to observe safely from their classroom.  -  Courtesy of Minneapolis Public Library

      These precious little girls aren't wearing hats, and are clearly not of school age, but from the human aspect they are just what I had in mind......These two little girls are from the true everyday life of growing up on the farm in Northome, (a town now of about 200) and even back then not so much going on.....
      They were living life so carefree.......and yes, Mommy is watching from the doorway......

Courtesy of a Minnesota Historical Society book, and the Library of Congress.

I wonder how many children today would be seen wearing any one of these charming hats?
This group of children grouped around their teacher were from Washington D. C. in about 1899.

A classroom school field trip in those days consisted of walking about their own school.  Photo courtesy of The Library of Congress Washington, D.C.

Meet a few of the fifteen young men that in the summer of 1877 formed the Lurline Rowing Club.  This photo was taken on the shores of Lake Calhoun.  their club became very prestigious and each member paid ten dollars annual membership fee supplemented by one dollar monthly usage fee.

Photo - Courtesy of Minneapolis Public Library.

People of all ages came to enjoy the lake.  As a matter of fact, they still do.

Were these young girls (in the distance) already seeking the attention of these boys who clearly had their minds on fishing?
Photo courtesy of Minneapolis Public Library

Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, Minnesota, around the turn of the century.  Much of the area was still undeveloped land and these young University of Minnesota law students spent their summer of 1901 at this campsite.  As you can see they still believed in luxury even while camping.

Funny they almost seem to appear rather snobbish! (oh, right law students!)
                     If you go to the link I've provided you can check out other Sepia Saturday posts and I'm sure you'll enjoy your visits.....


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Karen, you chose perfect pictures today, reminding me once again that a picture is worth a thousand words. I enjoyed the one of the two girls in the yard with the baby buggy the very most.

Happy Sepia Saturday,

Kathy M.

Little Nell said...

Karen, you sought out some ‘perfectly’ lovely pictures for us today. The bees picture is a little alarming though and the Shirley Temple look-alike seems suitable cautious. Contrast the carefree farm glrls with the girls on a stay-at-home school field trip. Not difficult to decide which I’d prefer.

Bob Scotney said...

The bee picture grabbe my attention staight away, but would it be allowed today?
Loved the little girl's pram.

Karen S. said...

Bob- It is amazing what some of the classrooms have today.....especially the science classrooms...and all those lovely little creatures get to come home for holidays at a special students house when school closes for holidays...we've had a charming but smelly ferret a few times!

Kristin said...

I would be leary of those bees so close too!

Alan Burnett said...

You illustrate the great joy of old archive photographs - each one provides a wealth of thoughts and ideas.

Postcardy said...

I saw a similar bee exhibit at the state fair, but I never thought about it having to have one side that would open.

It's too bad that it isn't possible to sped the summer camping at Lake Calhoun now.


Those boys fishing by the lake is the best pic in my opinion, even though this was a fine selection over all. I guess I find it evocative. Odd, since I was never a fisherman, but I just love the composition of the picture.

Liz Stratton said...

Karen, I absolutely loved seeing all the hats. I really wish they would come back in fashion. Great selection of photos.