Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sepia Scenes - St. Paul Scholastic

For this week's Sepia Scenes, I naturally turn to the scanned world of the past. The time is early 1959, the place is in St. Paul Minnesota, and we are at either St, Catherine's or the College of St. Thomas, both in the capitol city. 

This is my father and his sister, known to us as Aunt Terry, a freshman at the former (notice that collegiate clothing was far more formal in those days than now where all-day sleepwear rules...)

This is the classic look of a university we imagined as kids, with its neoclassical style. Nearby Yale University still has this look. It seems a cold day in the Twin Cities, but at least the snow has melted...See more sepia at Mary's fine meme


ruthi said...

nice. i love the old clothing very descent and respectable.

Cildemer said...

Very nice shot! In France pupils and students don't have to wear a uniform! And sometimes I think maybe they should!
Thanks for sharing;o)

Have a nice and happy day****

bj said...

I really miss people dressing nicer..I can remember when if you were going on an airplane, you dressed in your finest. you say, I see sleepwear and everything else.
This is an amazing olden photo.

Patti said...

This is a wonderful photo, Ralphie!