Somehow, looking at the photo of the Fort Meade, Florida, boys' basketball team from one hundred years ago, it doesn't seem as dated as the one we saw yesterday for the girls' team.
While the primary difference, for me at least, is that there is no one on the boys' team from our McClellan family—apparently, Rubie's brother Charles was not on the school's team—I thought I'd still share the photo and its companion list of names, in case someone else spots a family member. (If that is you, please don't pass silently into the cyber-night; leave a comment! We'd love to hear about your relative, who almost certainly would be either a neighbor of my relatives or a friend of my grandmother.)
As was true for the photo I posted yesterday, these pictures came to me, courtesy of the Fort Meade, Florida, Historical Society and Museum. They, in turn, received them from my mother's cousin, who had donated them to the museum. Full circle, indeed!
Above: The Fort Meade, Florida, Boys' Basketball Team, circa 1915, as numbered:
1). Frank Scaggs - Forward
2). Lamar Davis - Sub. Player
3). Theodore (Red) Hart - Forward
4). Bill Enzor - Guard
5). James Barrow - Center
6). Pat Neugent - Guard (Captain)
All the above are transcribed from the list found on the reverse of the team photograph. I'm pretty sure that is my grandmother's handwriting—although a little more girlish than I remember it being. She was, however, always careful to label photos, going so far, in later life, as to mark her children's photos with not only the age in years but also in months (and sometimes days). Talk about being detail-oriented!