Sunday, August 24, 2014

An old photo.....

I thought you would enjoy this picture.  Gregg just found it online. One of our favorite places we enjoy is Big Meadows along Skyline Drive.  He learned that it used to have a school there.  This photo was during a visit by First Lady Mrs. Herbert Hoover (Lou Henry Hoover).  Not sure of the date, late 1920's/early 30's perhaps?  I want to direct your attention to the little boy whose expression just cracked me up.  He is sitting on the right, first row.   Does he look like he wants to be there?  However his life turned out, I hope it was a good one, for all of them in fact as the other expressions on those kids faces are classic.  Overall, what a great picture!



You can learn more about Mrs. Hoover on this page.

A short video by Ken Burns with a slideshow on the Shenandoah National Park can be found here.  It makes me want to get in the car and go back up there again.  We stayed at the Lodge for a weekend a few years ago and have often said we should do it again.  It's not that far from our home and we are overdue for a visit.

15 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Oh my goodness. What a face. Grumpiness personified.

William Kendall said...

He must be thinking of that fishing hole he'd rather be at instead!

Ginny said...

Also the boy on the left, third from the front, clearly does not like this. This is a wonderful picture also because it is not really formal and you can see their personalities! We live right underneath Big Meadows!!!

Terri said...

Aww- he looks like a normal country boy, who most likely would rather be playing baseball than sitting around for a silly picture. LOL!

Linda Kay said...

Love the teacher's hat! Thanks for sharing this, it's always fun to see these old snaps. Don't you wonder what the our grandchildren will reminisce about?

Dan the Mountain Man said...

Interesting photo. That boy looks like he is really mad about something.

eileeninmd said...

Denise, what a great old photo.. I just love Shenandoah.. You are right about the boy on the right, I saw his face and just giggled.. Have a great evening.

Michelle said...

There are some unhappy boys in this photo! lol

Stephanie said...

It is quite the expression on that boy's face.

Cloudia said...

What fun; but I like your pics better!



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Carol said...

Love the photo and that face is classic boy!!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Betsy Adams said...

Neat picture... AND--it appears as if SEVERAL of those kids weren't too happy being there...ha

I had no idea that there was a school in the Big Meadows area at one time... That is NEAT.

Hugs,
Betsy

NatureFootstep said...

o, yes it is a beautiful photo. And I like the gesture of the teacher. :)

Sandra said...

I like studying old photos, the close, the hair, the faces and expressions. my dad was born in 1913 and some of the old family photos look like this, the overalls i mean.

Marie said...

Laughed out loud this morning over that little boy and a few of the other kids as well! What a great find. Like you, I do hope these children great lives. My Mom saw President Truman once.