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 have come acrooss some impages that we have been unable to identify. Usually we can at least make our the continent involved. In a few instances, however, even this is not possible. Hopefully our readers will be able to help us identify these images.
We are unsure where the school pictured here is located (figure 1). 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. There is some reason to believe that the photograph was taken in 1980. 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. Siince posting this image, we have come to believe that it is probably a British school in singapore. 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.
Here we have a photograph of boys in a senior school, clearly a private secondary school. The uniforms do not look right to us for England or Ausustralia and New Zealand. We are more likely to guess that it is South African. Another possibility is Kenyan. The khaki shorts and kneesocks are the principal reason we believev this is a Souyh African or Kenyan school. We are also unsure about the date of the photograph. Here we think the 1970s is the modst likely date. The color image and the jumper with color detailing suggests to us that it would not have beren taken earlier.
Here we have a school scene, probably from the early 1990s. It looks to be a primary school. We have no idea where the photograph was taken. We assume it is an African school, perhaps South Africa, but we are not at all sure about this. It clearly is a sub-Saharan country. This appears to be a scene from an exercise class. The school has no uniform.
Here we know nothing about the school except that it was taken in 1966. A HBC reader beleves that it was a school in a Balkan country. Perhaps HBC readers will be able to tell us moew. The children look to be a kindergardem or first grade class. W enote a variety of clothes, including rompers, short pants, and sandals.
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Created: November 7, 2003
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