Monday, April 6, 2015

“Us teenagers”

[“Us Teenagers. Beard hopefully started on pensive teenage high school student as others work on lessons at blackboard & desk.” Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Oklahoma City, 1948. From the Life Photo Archive. Click for a larger view.]

What was going on in this classroom: Astrophel Stella, Conebury Tails, Liric Poetry, Elizabethan, Elizabethan, Elizabethan? Spelling practice?


7:54 a.m.: Elaine figured out that it must be a grid: MacbethDramaElizabethan. But the grid also yields Conebury TailsLiric PoetryElizabethan. I thought J. Celia (Celio ?) might mean Ben Jonson’s “Song: to Celia,” but whatever it is, it goes with Essay and Old English. Help! Which, by the way, is Old English.

[A Google search for conebery tails yields ”Did you mean: canterbury tales.”]

comments: 1

Richard B. said...

I like the juxtaposition of "types." The guy in the tee shirt looks as if he has just been released from juvenile detention after a mind-altering three night experience with Big Bubba as a cellmate, while the guy in the letter-man's jacket looks so clean-cut one wonders what terrible secrets he may be hiding.