Figure 1.--We are unsure where the school pictured here is located (figure 1). The boys look to be European, presumably English. The photograph looks to have been taken in the 1960s. We think. however, that these boys may be from a South African school. Khaki short pants were especially common in South Africa.
We are unsure where the school pictured here is located. Most of the boys are clearly Europeans or of European ancestry. The most likely country is England. The photograph looks to have been taken in the 1960s. The short hair and narrow ties suggest the 1960s to us. The eyeglass frames are also helpful in the daing. There is some reason to believe that the photograph was taken in 1968 because of the image coding. Narrow ties were going out of style in 1968, but school uniform udsually lags overall fashion trends. We think. however, that these boys may be from a South African school. Khaki short pants were especially common in South Africa. They were worn at a few English schools, but they were not nearly as common as in South Africa. Since posting this image, we have come to believe that it is probably a British school in Singapore. The image here shows a Chinese or mixed-race boy that would not have been seen at a South african school. Also the lush tropical folage suggests the tropics. The boys all wear the same white shirts and red ties. It is unclear why some of the boys wear khaki shorts and other black long trousers. They all look to be about the same age. Notice that the popular conventioin at the school was to tuck their tie into their waistbands.
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Created: November 7, 2003
Last updated: November 10, 2003