Three schoolboys, 1898

A photograph of three schoolboys at the end of the 19th century. Their clothes consist of a rough woollen jacket, vest and kneepants or rolled trousers. Note that they all wear caps but have no shoes. From the beginning of compulsory education, there were always boys prepared to 'mooch off' and take an unauthorised holiday.
Catalogue reference: COPY 1/436, Part 2 (13 June 1898)


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