Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sepia Saturday 162 - young lads with caps on their heads



Is it possible to post too much in one day?

Post, for tomorrow ye may die...or some such.

Anyway, I love this photo but please don't ask me for any details.

It was in my grandfather's album so I am hazarding a guess that it was taken in Bathurst or Orange in the early 1900s.

What these lads were doing I have no idea...feel free to extemporise....

Hanging about on a Sunday I reckon. 

Over to you.

This was in honour of Sepia Saturday....

14 comments:

tony said...

A Sunday? The Hats...did kids then usually wear hats on the way to Church?,,,,,& the young lad front/left/seated..whats that in his hand?A big Ball? A big egg? I wonder.They are waiting for something.............

Mike Burnett said...

Great photo, full of interesting characters (or little Herberts)

Two suggestions; Kids on School at playtime or an itinerant photographer has it in town and rounded up a bunch of urchins for a picture to sell (to parents or local paper)

Brett Payne said...

It is indeed a wonderful image, worth extemporising on. It seems to have been taken rather early or late in the day, considering the length of the shadows. The lad with a stick is clearly up to no good - he has guilty written all over his face. They've probably been having a game of football after school, with the girls relegated to the small verandah of the one-room school. A guess, of course, but you did ask ...

Alex Daw said...

Tony - it does look like an egg doesn't it? I wish I could say I can see my Grandfather in that photo but I can't...but it's a great photo...I love it.

Alex Daw said...

Mike - I think you may be correct - kids at playtime - isn't it fun?

Alex Daw said...

Oooh Brett - you are good...long shadows and all that...yes indeed...I think you may be on to something...well done...

Peter said...

Could it be autumn? The leaves on the left hand side of the tree seem to have partly gone. And the boy with the "egg", could it be a fruit of some kind, a watermelon? Next to the chimney there seems to be a giant barrel. But no matter what, the picture is very nice!

Alan Burnett said...

It is indeed a wonderful old photograph and for Sepia Saturday to spread it around amongst lovers of old photographs - the honour is all ours.

Alex Daw said...

Oh Peter - you do make me chortle...the leaves do seem to have partly gone don't they...completely almost....and yes lets upgrade that from an egg to a watermelon :)

Alex Daw said...

Dear Alan - what a lot of lovely blogs I have found this evening complete with Aunts who obviously were a lot of fun !

Bob Scotney said...

A fine photo for a group told to keep out of mischief before everyone goes to church.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

What a great photo! I can't figure it out though ... all boys? Is that a school, all boarded up? What is that boy in front holding?

Thanks for sharing it with us. I am your newest follower, and welcome to Sepia Saturday.

Kathy M.

Alex Daw said...

Yes, butter wouldn't melt in their mouths eh Bob? A finer cast for Oliver I've yet to see.

Alex Daw said...

Hi Kathy - a very warm welcome and thank you for following my 'umble blog. Yes, what is that boy holding? It looks like a misshapen boulder in a sheeps's stomach, doesn't it?