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Italian Schools: Individual Schools

Figure 1.--We have archieved quite a number of Italain school portraits, butvery few tell us the names of the school. I this case while we do not know the name of the school, we know a good bit about the school. It is obviouly a Catholic school and we see two of the nuns. Rather a large group of very young children for two even formidabkle nuns. The children are emacualtely turned out in light-colored smocks with white colars. The only difference between the boys and girls are their caps. Thanks to the studio information on the back, we know it was near Risano, a town in norteastern Italy. Along with the studio stamp, the word 'Asilo' (asylum) is written. We thoughtn it might mean that the children are being cared for because of the World War II tragedy which probably means it was taken in the 1940s, perhaps after the War. An Italian reader tells us that Asilo (or asilo infantile) means kindergarten/pre-school and pobably taken in thr late-1940s/eraly-50s. Getting all the children outfitted so perfectly suggests that the nuns were very strict with the parents as well. The studio was Foto Arte. Put your cursor on the image to see the boys.

HBC is collecting information on individual Italian schools. The school portraits over time offer a great deal of useful information on fashion trends. They also provide helpful information on educational trends. We have some at this time information on several schools, both public and state schools in different parts of the country. Information from these schools show how schoolwear has varied over time at several different schools. And as many Italian schgools did not have unifiorms or smocks, there is also a great deal og general fashion information. We also note trends at the different kinds of schools. We are archiving the information both alphabetically and chronologically. The chronological information is useful both because it provides information on time periods and because many of the images we have found are not identified, but some are dated. Others it is possible to estimate the date, but here we mostly want to include school images that are definitaviely dated. This will make the decade pages we eventually hope to create more reliable sources of information on fshion trends.

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