Friday, August 15, 2008

Freebies#9 Back to School

Ready for the big day - the first day of school. All clean and neat, yet a little scared. Notice her shoes. I think the shoes were hand me downs. I can't imagine her feet are this big. I also love the lace in the window behind her. Hanging so white and neat. Also, the street is clean, so I am thinking she is a servant's child who lives in the employers' home and probably does small chores before and after school.
A young woman of distinction. Books are her life. She is well read and loves poetry. Somewhat of a romantic yet is practical all in the same breathe. Well dressed, but would rather be teaching the written word more than anything else. She secretly writes poetry and keeps a journal of her dreams of far away places.
The younger sister of the young women above her. I love the glasses. Not quite as well dressed as her sister. Clothes do not matter as much to her as other things. She is passionate about Science and Math. She believes in things that she can prove - facts. She has a great insect collection.
This young woman wears two hats as the music teacher and art teacher. Young, beautiful out to save the world with beauty. Comes from a prominent family but, wants her life to be more than what her parents want for her - marriage.
At the end of a day, one of the most important gifts you can give your child - a story. Read to your babies it is something they will take with them for life.

3 comments:

drmarty62 said...

Thanks you for the freebies. How interesting to see a short hair cut on a woman from that time.
You are very generous.

purplepaint said...

These are wonderful! Thank you!

Roberta said...

Elizabeth, thanks for sharing these wonderful photos! I, too, am a storyteller at heart, and love to imagine the lives behind the faces in the cabinet cards :-) Your stories are wonderful! Thanks again!