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March 29, 2023

First Day of School: 45 Lovely Vintage Photos of Children With Their School Cones

A Schultüte (“school cone”), also known as a Zuckertüte (“sugar cone”) in some parts of Germany, is a large cone-shaped, cornucopia-styled container made of paper, cardboard, or plastic.

When children in Germany and in parts of the Czech Republic close to the German border, in parts of Poland (Greater Poland, Upper Silesia, Warmia), in Austria, in the German-speaking parts of Switzerland and Belgium set off for their first day of school upon entering first grade, their parents and/or grandparents present them with this large cone, attractively decorated and filled with toys, chocolate, candies/sweets, school supplies, and various other special treats.

The cone is given to children to make this anxiously awaited first day of school a little sweeter. Here below is a set of lovely vintage photos that shows children with their school cones.

1 comment:

  1. how many of these kids got their heads blown off in the classroom with the cooperation and encouragement of the state i wonder ?




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