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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Guys and Dogs: 1910

Guys and Dogs: 1910

Orange, Virginia, circa 1910. "Woodberry Forest baseball team." And a couple of mascots. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Some real "studmuffins'' here!

I see about a half dozen here who could have made it as Hollywood heartthrobs! I also wonder about WWI. I would think the average age of these guys would have been about 24, when America entered the war. They were certainly a much higher educated group, overall, and I would bet that most of them would have been officers. Young officers also go into dangerous territory during war, but probably had a better chance of survival than the young recruits. The bat boy here may have been the most likely to have become a casualty in "The Great War."

King of the world?

The guy in the middle back looks a bit like Leo DiCaprio to me.

Makes me a little sad...

...to see these boys. I wonder how many of them survived WWI?

Re: Ears

I was told by my late mother that when I was born (1950) my grandmother gave her strict orders to make sure I always slept on my side to preclude the Dumbo syndrome that would be the result of sleeping on my back. Thanks to Granny I am often complimented on my well trained ears.

Prep school

Woodberry Forest was (and is) a private prep school which sent many of its graduates to the University of Virginia. I have several UVa yearbooks from the 1910s which show a very active alumni group for Woodberry Forest.

Slackers

Hey, shouldn't these guys be at work? No coal mines in Virginia? It's 1910. They're teenagers. How else they gonna build character?

Just wondering

Were ears bigger 100 years ago?

 
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