This is a Osage Minn School 1927, Entire School photo, just like it says on the small chalkboard. Far Guys Dad ( age 13) is in the back row, far left, he is the shortest boy with the wavy hair. I suspect that his younger brother ( age 9) is in the front row, the little kid with the curly hair, sitting on the ground in the front row, far left, with what I perceive to be a black and red plaid coat. His other brother would have been just six, and I am not sure if he attended school that year ..I cannot for the life of me pick him out in this photo.
This is the first photo that I have restored that has a mark on it, in the lower left hand corner right under the wheel chair it reads Old Masters Studio, Fargo , N D I found that interesting. Someone from Fargo apparently was making the rounds taking photographs...it must have been pretty exciting for these kids!
Here is a glimpse into 1927. Calvin Coolidge was President. Powdered Kool Aid was invented by a man from Nebraska. Charles Lindbergh flew the first Trans Atlantic flight from New York City to Paris. In Britain 1,000 people a week die from an influenza outbreak. A new car was $495.00 this was the last year that Ford made the Model T. A loaf of bread was 9 cents a loaf, I imagine only big city people bought bread. A gallon of gas was 12 cents a gallon. A gallon of milk was 56 cents a gallon. No wonder everyone that could have one, had a cow!! The average annual income was $2,400.00
The handicapped child was obviously main streamed into the school, there were only two teachers. I wonder if he lived near the school...or if he was loaded into an old horse drawn wagon to get to school:)
If you click on the photo, it will enlarge for you!