Saturday, October 25, 2014

Little Dutch Boys-

The Pennsylvania Dutch maintained numerous religious affiliations, with the greatest number being Lutheran or Reformed, but many Anabaptists as well. The Anabaptist religions promoted a simple lifestyle and their adherents were known as Plain people or Plain Dutch, as opposed to the Fancy Dutch who tended to assimilate more easily into the American mainstream.(from: Wikipedia)
The Dutch influence can be seen in the haircut of these Amish boys we stopped to watch as they played in the school yard of a one room school house in the Palatine, NY. area.
                                                          (photo by Sylvia Hasenkopf)

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