Boys' Boots


High-top boots were popular in the early 1930s with school boys as seen in this class photo taken outside the McIntyre school. However, not all families could afford to purchase them for their children. Boys frequently carried knives in their boots; however, they were used for whittling, to play a game called mumbly-peg, or other nonaggressive activities. 

 

 

 

 

Photo: courtesy Ed Swan collection.

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