School Days 1899-1945 Photo Gallery
School Days in America — A Photo Gallery 1899-1945
The photos in the gallery below are from the online collections of the Library of Congress. Click on any picture to start the slide show.
Elementary School Math Class Washington, DC, 1899. Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston
Students on a Botany Field Trip. Washington, DC. 1899. Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnson
Birney Public School Children and Teacher Examine Ice Wagon Washington, DC. 1899. Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston.
Williams School Brush, Colorado. October 27, 1915. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hines.
Children Boarding Buses at Greenbank Consolidated School. Pocahontas County, West Virgina. October, 1921. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hines
Ford Motor Co. (Rockville School Bus) 1925. Photographer Unknown.
Rural Schoolchildren and Teacher. Williams County, North Dakota. October, 1937. Photo by Russell Lee.
Schoolchildren at the Lake Dick Project. Arkansas, October, 1938. Photo by Russell Lee.
Schoolchildren at the Lake Dick Project. Arkansas, September, 1938. Photo by Russell Lee.
One Room School Baker County Oregon. 1939. Photo by Dorothea Lange
Jacknife School. Gem County, Idaho. 1939. Photo by Dorothea Lange.
Children Get Into School Bus on a Fall Morning. Dead Ox Flat, Malheur County, Oregon. 1939. Photo by Dorothea Lange.
Teacher and Pupils at One-Room School. Baker County, Oregon. 1939. Photo by Dorothea Lange.
Children Leaving School. Ledyard, Connecticut. November, 1940. Photo by Jack Delano.
One-Room School, Breahitt County, Kentucky. 1940. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott.
Recess at Big Rock School, Breahitt County, Kentucky. September, 1940. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott.
Schoolchildren and bus. Franklin-Heard County, Georgia. April, 1941. Photo by Jack Delano.
Schoolchildren at the Farm Security Administration Farm Workers Community. Eleven Mile Corner, Arizona. February, 1942. Photo by Russell Lee.
School Children at an Assembly. Southington, Connecticut. May, 1942. Photo by Fenno Jacobs.
Schoolchildren, St. Augustin County, Texas. April, 1943. Photo by John Vachon.
Schoolboys, St. Augustin County, Texas. April, 1943. Photo by John Vachon.
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