The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.
those habits seem comparable to what the Sisters of St Joseph used to wear?
This was totally normal 50 years ago but now if you had a school with mostly staffed with women Muslim teachers wearing hijabs, it would be a whole thing.
If you look at old photos of white American's at the beach and the get-ups they used to wear, you realize how far we have come. Sometimes we see Somali families at the beach in Maine and they are dressed head-to-toe like a throwback to how we used to dress in public.
Over the summer in MV there was a family wearing a fashionable bathing suit similar to a wet suit style.
Lots of reasons to wear body suits at the beach, including sun exposure, jellyfish, and gravelrash. Divers in warm waters have worn these things for decades.
I ordered a suit for my aunt from a place in Australia, where many people fully cover to avoid the strong sun and skin cancer is rampant.
People also sport "modesty swimwear", including some evangelical Christians and those whose cultural backgrounds specify it. The SI swimsuit issue recently included a model sporting such gear.
Example: Malik Academy in Roxbury. It such "a thing" you've never heard of it.
A friend of mine thinks they are from the order of: Sisters of Providence
...like their heads are in a starched keyhole are definitely Sisters of Providence, The order first appeared in Chelsea in the 1880’s at St.Rose of Lima School. They were primarily a healing order. The nun on the left though has different headgear (called a “coif” if I remember correctly). Don’t recognize it, however I think she’s the teacher & the other two sisters are visitors giving a lesson in dental hygiene
The other Sister is a Sister Of The Holy Union of the Sacred Heart. Motherhouse originally in Fall River.
looks like the nun who would hold my hand in hot water til I learned my lesson.
The one in the middle looks like the one who beat me for asking questions. I don’t recognize the other one.
It be Triple O's, and they are waiting for Whitey and his crew to show up?
At Club Cafe?
The one in the middle looks like an extraterrestrial.
Halloween party at jacques late fifties.
They had a completely different perspective on the board of education.
How do you get a nun pregnant? – Dress her up as an alter boy.
As a 12 year veteran of nuns, they didn't mess. They had a guy nailed to the wall.
In chairs, in front of the desk?
Thanks for playing, folks! This photo shows a Health Education Exhibit at the Parochial Teachers Institute at Boston College High in 1946. These nuns are likely not BC High teachers, but are from another area parochial school.
B.C. High teachers. While they are known as the "black robes," the Society of Jesus, who run B.C. High, is an all male order.
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