School children with teachers under Magnolia trees on Oxford Street

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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.

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  1. George Eastman House 70 months ago | reply

    Hmm, can anyone make out the intersection?

  2. pbump 70 months ago | reply

    After spending a lot (too much) time, looking at it, I'd say it's Harvard, looking WNW - as per Google Maps Street View:,+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.

  3. George Eastman House 70 months ago | reply

    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!

  4. pbump 70 months ago | reply

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

  5. George Eastman House 70 months ago | reply

    Thanks for the follow up!

  6. sofia_rodriguez 67 months ago | reply

    Very nice Picture,

  7. GracefulWings ~ Alexandra Laird 62 months ago | reply

    Very nice!

    Thank you pbump for the little investigation! It's interesting to see how things have changed!

  8. Gustavius 59 months ago | reply

    Why aren't they walking backwards, uphill through 3ft of snow in bare feet?

  9. carmonamedina 53 months ago | reply

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

  10. DizzyPhoton 21 months ago | reply

    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.

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