Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Stars & Stripes (and Plaid) Forever

I've been thinking about adding a new feature to the Soul Closet: class pictures. So I decided to prime the pump with my own. Here is Mrs. Hudson's 1st grade class, James Madison Elementary School, Chicago IL, 1971. See if you can pick me out.

School picture photography is lost art. My kids go to great schools, yet they bring home drab, washed-out looking photos printed on the cheapest of paper. But look at this picture bursting with color--befitting such a funky era.


Gaylon said...

cool lee is in the vest and ultra cool navy blue (is that silk?) shirt...not really smiling but thinking "maybe just maybe i will ask my teacher out on a date"!

Manumitted Negro said...

haha!! There is a story behind that smile: I had a tooth missing and didnt want to show it.
And was the shirt silk? I'm thinking it probably wasn't...