Today's picture was taken in 1899, and shows a woodworking class. The striking thing to me in this picture is how much things have changed in the last 110 years. First, look at how trim everyone is. Not an ounce of body fat in this picture. Second, look how neatly dressed the children are. They are striving to look like gentlemen in the hopes that they can one day be part of polite society. Look at how well groomed they are . . . neat haircuts, and hair neatly combed. Also, I would bet they are attentive to the instructor and diligent to follow his guidance.
So as a society when did we decide we wanted to look like thugs, cover ourselves with garish tattoos and piercings, be overweight, and disrespect our elders. Have the changes since this picture been for the better? . . . I think not.