Monday, August 6, 2007

Wonderful Images of Old Classrooms

When I was designing the header for my students' blog I wanted to use images of old classrooms so I searched for hours until I came up with some good ones. I'm going to share them with you in this entry, then I'm going to look for the citations. So, if you don't see the citations check back.

I love the images on the left. Shows how much classrooms have

change in the last 100 years, these young women are doing

calisthenics at their desks. Wasn't there a movement several years
ago to have kids exercise at their desks?

Below is a list of images from the Library of Congress that you might enjoy. This is a portion of 100s of images they have archived at the LOC.

Classroom of students at the State Normal School, Kearney, Nebraska Nebraska State Historical Society, [Digital ID, e.g., nbhips 12036]

1st grade art work at Central, 1941
Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library

2nd grade at Central, 1941, Miss Monroe
Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library

Aspen School Room
Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library

Boys sitting at tables and reading books at the Chicago Telephone Company School for Boys
Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-0003451. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society.

Small Children Studying Geometry in the Classroom Johnston, Frances Benjamin,1864-1952. Washington, D.C., school survey Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA


Elif said...


Is there anyway we could get a high res. copy of the first image in this post, of the school children in the classroom? I'd like to hang it on the wall of a playroom.

Thank you,

nbosch said...

Check the Library of Congress, if they don't have this exact image they may have others and some of them are very large. Also you can do an Google image search for something that might work. I don't have the file myself. I love the old photos. N.