[Volkmann School] [glass negative]: students, probably crew team members, from the Volkmann School, Boston Latin School, and other Boston-area schools, in the vicintiy of Boston's Back Bay
Sears, Thomas Warren 1880-1966
1 glass negative: b&w ; 6.5 x 8.5 in
United States of America, Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston
Volkmann School (Boston, Massachusetts)
[between 1895 and 1900]
According to Robert Pruter's book "The Rise of American High School Sports and the Search for Control, 1880-1930," the Boston Athletic Association began sponsoring a secondary school rowing league in 1898, with nine Boston-area schools participating. It is likely that this photograph shows some of these league participants, including at least one from the Volkmann School.