This vintage snapshot features a group of students holding their books and wearing name tags. At least two of the young men are wearing sweaters with an emblem stating “Textile”. Is textile the name of their school? Rhode Island is, and was, known for its textile industry. Do the students attend Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence? The school is a private art and design college and offers a major in Textiles. The school has been in existence since 1877. In the background of the photograph is a Taxi business sign revealing that the location of the photo is Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Writing on the reverse of the photo declares that the photograph was taken in the fall of 1938. The boys are unintentionally making a fashion statement. Note their rolled up pants legs. This fashion strategy even applies to the students wearing sport jackets. The boy on the far right has the same affliction that I experience. He too, can’t keep his shirt tucked in. The reverse of the photo reports that the young man in the center of the photo is named Armand Blanchard. This snapshot photograph is in very good condition (see scans).

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  1. Hello! I am a professor researching the history of photography, and I’m investigating a particular image that appears in your site archive. (It would be wonderful to potentially include the image in a forthcoming publication). Is there a way to contact you directly? I’m including my email address below, if you’d be willing to write to me there. Thank you.

    • Hi. I can be reached at cabinetcardgallery@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you. Your email address was not included in your comment.

  2. I tried sending an email twice to that address, but my message must have gone into a spam folder or the wild blue yonder.

    • I will look for your emails. Thanks.

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