School children with teachers under Magnolia trees on Oxford Street

Accession Number: 1982:2041:0053

 

Maker: Charles C. Zoller (American 1854-1934)

 

Title: School children with teachers under Magnolia trees on Oxford Street

 

Date: ca. 1910

 

Medium: color plate, screen (Autochrome) process

 

Dimensions: 3 1/4 x 4 in.

 

George Eastman House Collection

 

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For information on obtaining reproductions go to: www.eastmanhouse.org/flickr/index.php?pid=1982:2041:0053.

  • George Eastman House 7y

    Hmm, can anyone make out the intersection?
  • Philip Bump 7y

    After spending a lot (too much) time, looking at it, I'd say it's Harvard, looking WNW - as per Google Maps Street View:
    maps.google.com/maps?client=safari&q=oxford+street,+r...

    The house on the western corner bears some resemblance to the one in the photo.

    As for the sign, while hard to read, it seems it may have a V about halfway down. And it's clear that Oxford is the major street in this intersection, as the boulevard intersects the right-of-way of the cross street. This, plus the limited stretch of Oxford which is a boulevard (though, of course, not necessarily, was) seems the best bet.

    Even looked at the shadows, but it must be late morning - they fall almost north-south, either way the camera is pointing.
  • George Eastman House 7y

    Hmm, I will go back to the original and try and discern the street name, hopefully we'll be able to put this bad boy on the map!
  • Philip Bump 7y

    An update: my sister, who grew up a block or two from there, says it's Oxford and Brighton - that she recognizes the house.
  • George Eastman House 7y

    Thanks for the follow up!
  • sofia_rodriguez 7y

    Very nice Picture,
  • GracefulWings ~ Alexandra Laird 6y

    Very nice!

    Thank you pbump for the little investigation! It's interesting to see how things have changed!
  • Gustave Savoie 6y

    Why aren't they walking backwards, uphill through 3ft of snow in bare feet?
  • Carlos Carmonamedina 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called School group portrait, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • DizzyPhoton 3y

    It's amusing that some of the kids probably found it difficult to stay still for the photo - some of them have got a movement blur across their faces. They were probably turning their heads around.

    I suspect the photographer would have to use a long exposure, which caught their moves on this snapshot.
  • eagle1effi 7mo

    great
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