This is a photo from the Tin Ceiling in Park Rapids Minnesota.
Perhaps if someone can translate we will have a clue. Some of them look like tough little boys with their arms crossed in front of them. Most of the boys seem to be wearing knickers. I would guess that this photo is taken about 1920. I think it is a foreign photo..but it could be that the person to whom the photo belonged could not read or write English. Could the matt rolled out on the floor be a clue to the activity these boys were involved in?
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Update: From dallastim
It is German
Here is my attempt at a translation:
Leiber Schwager u[nd] Schwagerins!
Werner ist auch dem Bild in derr inter-
sten Reiche mit dem dappel Kranz darunter
Dear Brother-in-law and [Brother-in-law's wife]:
Werner is also in the picture in the front row with the # underneath