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Friday, May 18, 2012

Sepia Saturday Groups in hats.

Sepia Saturday



Saturday May 19, 2012

Alan's prompt suggested photos with folks with hats on.
I think this is the cutest photo out of all that I had.
 


Found this photo in a history of
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Kentucky
1924-1936 

These hats on these little fellows are as cute as can be.

These boys were members of The Future Farmers of America and learned the value of hard work early in life.


St. Peter's Orphanage was founded in Memphis Tennessee in 1887.
At that time there were 9 sisters there to care for 135 children.


In the years 1852 through 1893 the sisters founded
6 orphanages in Kentucky, Mass, Tenn and Virginia.


Classes were held in these orphanages up to the 8th grade and the children were then allowed to choose the high  school of their choice while remaining at the orphanage as long as was needed.

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13 comments:

Bob Scotney said...

I can't make out what tools they are holding but they seem large for such young lads. It must be hot, even the horse is hanging its head. Now where can I get a hat like these?

Vee said...

Those little farmers made this country great. Those sisters must have been some kind of busy with all their little charges. Makes you want to read a book about life might have been like. I think we may be surprised. My mother-in-law was raised in an orphanage for part of her childhood. She always said that they were the most stable years.

barbara and nancy said...

Let's hope they were nice nuns taking care of all those children. And not the kind you hear horror stories about. The boys look very well taken care of.
Nancy

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Those were the kind of hats that I wore when I was working at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour, but ours were made from Styrofoam.

Orphanages have always fascinated me. That is a lot of kids for 9 nuns, but I'm sure that the older kids helped with the younger ones.

Wonderful post!

Kathy M.

Kat Mortensen said...

Cool! I had a number of relatives (still have one, as far as I know) who were nuns with the Sisters of Charity. What a great shot, QMM! They do look a bit weary, don't they?

Wendy said...

Orphanages were probably not the best places but the Sisters seem to have done a fine job with these boys. They look clean. And they're learning a trade.

Food Smarts said...

Although the boys look very sweet I'm sure the nuns had their hands full!!

Bees Knees Daily said...

It's great the boys had chores to do at the orphanage, but hopefully they had time to play and just be children as well. Childhood doesn't last too long.

Anvilcloud said...

Neat pic and story too.

bj said...

ahhhh, those sweet little boys with their hats. What an amazing photo. So glad to have seen it. Makes me wonder where ea little boy ended up...what they did with their lives, if they had children......:)

Postcardy said...

Cute photo. At first I thought it was unusual that they were wearing that kind of hat. Then I realized the hats must have been worn for protection from the sun.

Tray said...

great photo, all the boys with hats on. I have to agree with the others 9 sisters to care for 135 children seems very overwhelming.

Karen S. said...

They are just the cutest! You know too that they worked as hard as they played and life to them was just wonderful! Even without cell phones and video games! :)