|Prefects - 15|
Bishops College School (BCS) was a prep school for boys only in Lennoxville, Quebec back when my grandfather and some of his brothers attended. Today it is co-ed having amalgamated with King's Hall Compton, a girls' school, in the 70s.
This photo was taken by my grandfather, George Washington Smith, who was born on February 22, 1898. He was a student in 1915 when he took this picture which includes his brother Herb (second from left) when he took this picture captioned in his album, "Prefects 15."
What I think I find amusing about this photo is that these four boys don't look like prefects to me; they look like they are having a very serious clandestine meeting, like the heads of four families, or their consiglieri. Maybe it's the hats. As was pointed out in the post for this week's prompts, hats did not survive as a fashion choice in the same way that suits have and these days we see them most often in period movies, or at Sepia Saturday.
Thank you for stopping by and giving me an excuse to share one of my favorite old photos. Happy Sepia Saturday!