Thursday, September 3, 2009

Back to School!

Lars and Martin went back to school today! They did not look half as styling though as this young Saami man from a 1970's National Geographic issue...

...or as adorable as these Saami children and their teacher in this photo of a Saami school circa 1926. Note the sod hut, turned up shoes and the boys pompom hats. My mother has dolls like this that her Dad brought back to her and her twin brother from his business trips to Stockholm in the 1930's. The northern provinces and Lapland still retained remanents of the their native folk dress even into the mid 20th century, especially in the more remote regions and villages.


  1. Hallo,

    Here in Belgium school started at Tuesday, the first of September!
    And my son was maybe not sa adorable like the young man of the first picture but the expression on his face was comparable!


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