We have found some photographs that we are unable to classify. The uniform or clohing styles often provide valuable clues. The background or sending lso provide important clues. These clues have helped to classify quite anumber of these unidentified images. Here we will load impages that have stumped us. Valuable insights can be gained by assessing these unidebntified imageds. Often we can date these images or determine the type of school involved. In other instances we are confused as to the type of school. Hopefully our British readers will help us categorize the type of schools involved in these images.
This school photograph has us confused. The background suggests to us that it is a preparatory boarding school. Many of these schools were boarding schools established in rural manor schools. These could be the older form. They look about 3 years old. We would date this photograph to the late 1940s. This is in part because the boys are wearing kneedsocks with colored bands on the turn over tops. The fact that the girls are wearing long stockings tights suggest to us that is the late 1940s or perhaps the early 50s, but not later. The problem we have with the image is that while it might be a prep school, most prep schools at this time were single gender schools. Perhaps they could be the junior students in a public (private secondary school), but again these were mostly single gender schools. A poosinility is a grammnar (selective secondary) school, but the background does not look like a grammar school to us. Hopefully our British readers can provide some insights to us. A Canadian reader writes, "I remember English-speaking girls wearing school uniforms like this when I was in school during the 1950s. This photograph reminds me of a English-speaking girl I met on the bus every day."
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