15/06/2012 § 7 Comments
In honor of Father’s Day, a little something I found in the Life Archives…
One morning in 1949, the Kindergarten class of Ms. Doris Morcom at Sedgwick Elementary School in West Hartford, Connecticut, all drew portraits of their dads from memory for an upcoming Fathers’ Night at the school…and here we can compare the portraits with the subjects themselves, in photos taken by Al Fenn. Aside from some startling accuracies, I love how these photos also give us a look at men’s style as the 1940s were giving way to the 1950s.
If you’d like to read the original article, which appeared in the December 26, 1949 issue of Life Magazine, you can find it here.
For fun, the fathers drew Ms. Morcom for their children.
Happy Father’s Day!
All images via the Life Archives.
What a fun post!!
Dude, this is too cute. 🙂
I love the perspective in the second drawing. Her father must be quite tall to her, because there is hardly any forehead and a lot of nostril! Still, you know it is him. 🙂
Ah that’s so cute! I’m going to see if my Dad remembers any of my old drawings of him… The perspectives here are so interesting!
This is hilarious 🙂 Love it!!!
Such a sweet and fun post!