Thursday, May 22, 2014

Irvington Boy Scouts c1907

They gathered in a large room most likely in a commercial building along South Audubon Road or perhaps East Washington Street for a photo.  This scene, of Boy Scouts affiliated with the Irvington Presbyterian Church, appears to be quite disorganized. Some of the boys were looking into the camera while others were turned away. Two boys were wearing their scouting uniforms while most were dressed in typical early twentieth-century attire complete with breeches and long socks.  Some of the boys were laughing and smiling while others seemed to be quite pensive or distracted.  Sadly, we do not know the name of one young man. This photo serves as a cautionary tale for all to label photographs so that people in the future will know your name!

Irvington Presbyterian Church Scouts c1907
This image is courtesy of Bill Ferling and the Irvington Presbyterian Church.  

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