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Clover Camp: 1905

Clover Camp: 1905

Circa 1905 near Christchurch, New Zealand. "Young people with camping gear, having tea and cake in front of tent with 'Clover Camp' sign." These natty campers have even brought umbrellas. Glass plate by Adam Maclay. View full size.


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There's a word for it.

The modern term is glamping.

A bowler hat and a concertina

Roughing it!

Ferns of warning

Back at the turn of the previous century, the wearing of ferns upon oneself meant 'do not touch'. No, really. Google it.

[It could also mean I'm frond of you. - Dave]

Dressed To The Nines

I'm trying to imagine what they would wear to a beach?

All hats off!

After the meal, they were probably all up dancing and singing while one played the Concertina. (lower left)

In this fertile soil-

Ferns can spring up unexpectedly in the strangest places.

Just because one goes out

does not mean one has to go out and be all wet.

I Can Relate

My guess is that the young lady reclining and the young lady seated on the chair on the right are sisters, and perhaps twins? The blond boy standing on the left and the older boy in the dark suit standing right in the center are brothers?

Unhappy camper

I hate wearing this pie plate on my head. Can you tell??

Lotta Siblings!

Based purely on facial characteristics, I am guessing that there are at least two brothers and two sisters in this grouping.

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