It’s the first week in September and for many of you time to head back to school.
I recently received an anonymous message in my ask box inquiring as to what exactly was worn to school in the past. The answer to this question is complicated. School-wear in the past varied just as much as it does now, so it is difficult to pick out pieces of clothing to post. Therefore I’ve decided to post photographs as they contain many people and show the range of clothing worn better than individual pieces ever could.
This above photograph is of a graduating high school class in Dayton, Ohio in 1890. Three-piece suits are the standard for young men, and the young ladies wear a huge variety of fashionable attire. I especially love the assortment of hat styles.