cadets and suited men on porch. RPPC. Private Collection.
These American military school cadets are sitting on the steps of a (fraternity house?) front porch with other men, young and older, in civilian suits. I wonder who they were and what they were to each other. The man to the far right is holding a box camera with both hands.
RPPC: AZO 1907-1014
Detail of RPPC. 1911. Private Collection.
The pose is great and the young man is the poster boy for a recruitment advert. So I set to research some more about him. If you want to find out how the process went, keep on reading.