As a result of a conversation I had last week on reaching 50, and how that event might be a point for reflection, over the last few days I have posted a series of my school photographs. The photographs are from my time at St. George’s School in Vancouver.
Looking through my collection, I came across similar photos for my grandfather, father, mother, uncle and son. I have pulled them together below.
- Each photograph records an event, the success of passing through a checkpoint, and as such it gets recognition in the style of the time. In earlier years, this seems to involve a more formal setting and attire. In latter years the formality is reduced, and the emotion and jubilation of the occasion are expressed more publicly.
- Other than in England, all pictures were taken outside.
- There’s always at least one goofy-looking guy; in England there seemed to be a disproportionately high number.