March 18, 2013

August 14, 2009 Feedsack Friday – Back to School

Filed under: ◦Country Living,◦Fabrics,◦Feedsack Friday,◦Vintage — sharon @ 2:16 pm

Here it is, mid-August, and the stores are geared up for back-to-school sales. I always remember, this time of year, how hot it could sometimes be in the classroom when we first went back. You’d feel really cooped up on those still summer-like days.

As always, feedsacks represented most aspects of the life of their times, and back to school was part of it. Many a young girl in rural areas went back with a new feedsack dress or two, and more than a few hoped their friends’ families wouldn’t have bought the same pattern and made them similar dresses. And of course, many envied those special store-bought ones. Only today do we finally appreciate how special those feedsack clothes really were.

Here are feedsacks showing a one-room country school, in two patterns, two colorways each. And then two colors of a village scene with school, buses, etc.
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Back to SchoolBack to SchoolFinally, a sack that shows older girls with larger school buildings that remind me a lot of my hometown high school.

Many of these pictures come from my old inventory, and were taken years ago before I had either the ability or the need to preserve sharper, more detailed images. As I get the chance, I do update older images for my archive.

Next week we’ll try to get some more summery subject, while summer remains!

1 Comment »

  1. 1.Thanks for posting these! It IS the most wonderful time of the year

    Comment by Nana — August 16, 2009 @ 8:59 am

    2.[…] Catching up on the past few Feedsack Friday themes on the Rickrack Rag: Back to School, Native American, End of the Rose Season […]

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    Comment by sharon — March 18, 2013 @ 2:18 pm

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