February 16, 2010

Homework, Circa 1956

My dad's homework from when he was six years old. It's artwork of The Tortoise and the Hare, but in his version, the hare wins.

Every month, they had to write the calendar, and draw a picture representing that month. January is a kid on stilts. Notice the screwy "6".

For March, he drew the hina dolls. Numbers are still a hurdle: 14 and 15 are written as 41 and 51.

For July, fireworks.

For November: abstract imagery (of foliage?), which I take to be an indication of artistic development.

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