Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Kim Klaussen's "Texture Tuesday" & a Poem "Latham Park School"

Latham Park School

Playful frocks and
side button boots,

pause for a moment 
in 1898

as Willa Cather publishes "The Way of the World",
Roosevelt becomes a Rough Rider,
the Battle of San Juan Hill bloodies history, 
Annie Oakley offers McKinely fifty "lady sharpshooters" 
George Gershwin is born, 
Sherlock Holmes rushes to print,
Russian Czar expels Jews from his cities,
an automobile reaches 39 mph

with braids in disarray,
bosom friends resume recess

a new century
cradled in their hands.

Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, September 11, 2012

This is for Kim Klassen's "Texture Tuesday" Back to School Edition.  I used "paper script II"  Click on over and see what she is all about... on-line classes and "freebie" downloads.  It is a lot of fun!

My grandmother, Marguerite Hutchins is in the center.

I was going to write about their clothes, but somehow the poem became something else. If vintage clothing is of interest to you, please check HERE .  It is a fabulous fashion site - I have never come across one with so many beautiful vintage clothes.  I have it set for "children's fashion", but you can browse around as you wish.


TexWisGirl said...

a sweet look back (and forward!)

Pat said...

A wonderful photograph.

Beverly said...

LOVE this old picture. I love to read about vintage clothing and will definitely check out that section also. Lovely blog you have!

Tammy said...

Beautiful photo and poem.

Linda Kittmer said...

Wonderful image! Thanks for the vintage clothing link.

Kim Klassen said...

so absolutely.... BEAUTIFUL....

thank you for sharing... xo, Kim

Marilyn said...

Interesting history lesson. I love these old images as well as their clothing from this period.

Green Speck said...

Lovely image ... flying back in time !!!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Oh how I love this photo! Your granny is so adorable! Precious family keepsake! Great photo for Kim's texture! So nice to reconnect!

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Such a great image! I always love looking at old photos whether it's my family or someone else's.

Teresa O said...

What a wonderful photo of happy friends. Your poem fit it perfectly, so well penned. I enjoyed taking a look at your blog about horses and riding, too.

Thank you for visiting the Cottage on the Corner.

kaykuala said...

Sepia pics or b/w pics are treasured. Of an earlier era these can tell a lot of the culture of a time! Your poem is fantastically a measure of discovery!


The Artful Diva said...

Wonderful vintage photo and the quote is brilliant - go to the head of the class!

Carol Loethen said...

Awesome pic! love it! :)

Sylvia said...

What a lovely photo, wonderful tones and Kim's paperscript texture is perfect for this !
Nice evening,

G-Man said...

Margaret Bednar!!!
Paging Margaret Bednar!!!!

Ginnie said...

WOW. I like that, all of it! Fabulous use of texture...and history in your poem!